education

From Learner to Leader: The Journey of Furman Alumnus, Matthew Critell, in School Leadership

In the hallways of Bethel Elementary, Matthew Critell strides with purpose, his commitment to education recognizable in every interaction. But how did he arrive at this pivotal role as principal? On the Go Further podcast,...

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Furman University’s Go Further Podcast Wraps Up Season 3

[caption id="attachment_540" align="alignright" width="318"] Go Further cohost, Graduate Assistant, and Master of Arts in Strategic Design student, Simran Goel.[/caption] Furman University's Go Further podcast wrapped up last semester (fall 2023) with a solid season finale,...

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Furman University Graduate Assistantship: Looking Forward with Graduate Assistants

In the diverse landscape of higher education at Furman University, the role of a graduate assistant is not just a job, but an immersive experience that paves the way for future success. It offers a...

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Career Pathways from Furman University’s M.A.Ed. & MAT Graduate Programs

Are you a graduate student contemplating your career path in education? Furman University's Graduate Studies offers an array of master’s degree programs, each tailored to specific areas of expertise. In a recent episode of Furman...

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Alumni Spotlight: Chelsea Thompson (MAT)

Furman Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) alumni and social studies teacher Chelsea Thompson, who works at James F. Byrnes High School discusses her experiences with the MAT program and how it prepared her for...

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Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Lininger (MAT)

Furman Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) alumni and civics teacher at Hillcrest High School, Tyler Lininger, sits with the Graduate Studies Department to discuss how Furman’s MAT program prepared him for his teaching career. ...

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Alumni Spotlight: Aaron Lapkin- M.A. in Teaching

Furman Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) alumni and psychology teacher at Berea High School, Aaron Lapkin, sits with the Graduate Studies Department to discuss how Furman’s MAT program prepared him for his teaching career. ...

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Furman Now Offering an Online/Hybrid Educational Specialist Degree

With a reputation spanning over 100 years, Furman University has a storied history of preparing educators to lead in South Carolina schools. With a growing demand for more online course offerings following the Covid-19 pandemic,...

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Q&A with Master of Arts in Teaching Coordinator Dr. George Lipscomb

Education Professor Dr. George B. Lipscomb has been teaching at Furman since 2002. A former middle and high school social studies teacher, In addition to coordinating Furman's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, he...

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4 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Career in Teaching

Looking for a meaningful career? The national need for quality teachers is at an all time high, and many who are searching for a change are being drawn into the profession, especially when they can...

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Furman Alum Recognized for Identifying 710 Possible Stars

Furman Alum Bob Anderson and his students (at J.L. Mann Academy) have been recognized by NITARP, the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program. This program gets teachers involved in authentic astronomical research projects with professional astronomers....

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Paladin Pals “Top 10 Kids Books of 2021” With Supplemental Materials

At Furman, we are always looking for ways to support our teachers and our community.  That is why we've developed the "Paladin Pals" poster series! In this book list, Furman's Paladin Pals help students discover...

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