CCU’s Spadoni College Partners with TEACH South Carolina for Educator Recruitment
Coastal Carolina University’s Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences has partnered with TEACH South Carolina to help recruit students to its undergraduate and graduate education licensure programs, which include the following: early childhood education, elementary education, middle-level education, physical education, special education: multi-categorical, music education, and Master of Arts in Teaching. TEACH South Carolina is a partnership between the S.C. Department of Education and TEACH, a 501(c)(3) organization founded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Holley Tankersley, Ph.D., dean of the Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences, explained the benefits of the partnership: “The TEACH South Carolina website provides great benefits to prospective students. The site provides free one-on-one consulting ‘career coaching’ via Zoom, phone, or email to help students find programs and refine their applications. Students can compare programs across institutions, including curriculum, costs, etc., with a chatbot for extra help. They can also be reimbursed for college application costs up to $100. The site directs them to all financial aid opportunities for educator prep students, and students who sign up and subsequently matriculate into an educator preparation program are eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship.”