Teacher Education

College hosts reception for those interested in an M.A.T. degree

AUGUSTA, GA. – The Augusta University hosted students and professional for a reception and information seminar about pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching on Nov. 8. Teaching offers: Flexible career paths, excellent benefits, retirement pensions, summer vacations, and an opportunity to impact the community and build a better future. …

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Education student runs NYC Marathon

Chris Blanco, a graduate assistant and M.A.T. student in the Augusta University College of Education, will compete in the TCS New York City Marathon this Sunday. Blanco is a 2010 graduate of Augusta University with a degree in Communications, and worked for CareSouth Health System, Inc.until returning back to school …

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Glickman talks to Packed house at Dean’s Lecture Series

AUGUSTA, GA – It was standing room only at the first ever presentation of the Dean’s Lecture Series, where Dr. Carl Glickman, a legendary educator and researcher, talked about why some students succeed and others do not. Dr. Jill Perry, executive director of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, …

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College collaborates on EdCamp Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA. – Balancing on the cutting edge of professional development, the Augusta University College of Education collaborated with the Richmond County School Professional Learning Department on an organic, participant-driven professional learning experience on Oct. 1 at Tutt Middle School. Called EdCamp Augusta, the day-long event was a freeform PD or …

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College hosts LASER Talk focused on STEAM education

AUGUSTA, GA. – The Augusta University College of Education partnered with the Department of Art to host a second LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talk on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6-8 p.m. in the JSAC Ballroom on the university’s Summerville Campus. More than 100 people attended the forum, part of …

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New professor passionate about special education training

AUGUSTA, GA. – As the needs of schoolchildren and adolescents change over time, so will the necessary skills and requirements for teachers. Dr. Michael Berg, new professor of education in the Augusta University College of Education, brings his passion for special education to the curriculum at a time when American …

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Children’s play series begins Sept. 14

AUGUSTA, GA. – Through the generosity of a grant from Dollar General, the Augusta University Literacy Center will present its annual series of children’s play to audiences for free this year. The 2016-17 series kicks off Sept. 14 at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theater with a modern twist on the classic fable, “The …

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New professor will enhance special education training

AUGUSTA, GA – As the needs of students in the schools change over time, schools work to be more responsive to those needs. Dr. Jessica Simpson’s work in education and in training new educators is on the forefront of those changes, enhancing inclusivity and removing barriers to education. Inspired by …

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Alumna takes teaching job in Japan

By Nick Garrett Try fitting everything you own into two 50-pound bags, a 30-pound carry-on and a 20-pound backpack. It isn’t easy. Augusta University alumna Michelle Bureau (BA ’15) learned that the hard way earlier this summer when she embarked on what could potentially be a five-year stay in Yosano-cho, …

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Literacy Center seeks volunteers

Georgia’s Task Force on Adult Literacy estimates that one out of three adult Georgians is functionally illiterate. In the Augusta area alone, there are more than 65,000 adults whose basic educational levels are less than those of the average eighth grader. And so the Augusta University Literacy Center seeks volunteers …

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