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Converse College joins University Center of Greenville

Staff Report //January 26, 2018//

Converse College joins University Center of Greenville

Staff Report //January 26, 2018//

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Converse College has become the seventh academic member at the University Center of Greenville. Converse will begin offering its coeducational Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education degree at the University Center in July 2018 and plans to expand with several additional programs in future.

The other academic institutions that offer programs at the University Center of Greenville are Anderson University, Clemson University, Furman University, Greenville Technical College, the University of South Carolina, and the University of South Carolina Upstate.

Converse College and University Center in Greenville leaders display a new Converse banner that will hang in the University Center of Greenville. From left, Converse President Krista L. Newkirk, University Center of Greenville CEO and President David Taylor, Converse Dean of Graduate Studies and Distance Education Lienne Medford, and Converse Provost Jeffrey R. Barker (Photo/Provided)Converse plans to launch its Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree at the University Center in fall 2019 and is working on other programs to announce soon, according to a news release.

“Converse is rapidly growing, with our undergraduate enrollment at a 25-year high, graduate program offerings expanding on campus, online, in 35 school districts across our state, and now also at the University Center in Greenville. Our new presence in Greenville will provide convenient access to students in this area and will help to fill Greenville’s workforce development needs,” Converse President Krista Newkirk said in the release.

David Taylor, CEO and president of the University Center of Greenville, said the teacher education program that Converse offers “has prepared thousands of teachers across South Carolina and beyond for successful careers.”

“Converse is well-known across this region for excellence, particularly in teacher education at the undergraduate and graduate levels,” Taylor said in the release. “The Converse MAT is one of the most respected education programs across our state and region, and bringing it to the University Center makes it easily accessible to residents from the greater Greenville area who wish to transition from their current career fields into teaching.”

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