Dr. Elena Andrei Named to TESOL’s 30 Up and Coming List

The Spadoni College of Education’s Dr. Elena Andrei was recently named to TESOL’s 30 Up and Coming list for her research, teaching, publishing, and leadership. The full article and list can be found here.


Summer AP BC Calculus Institute


This summer, Coastal is offering an Advanced Placement BC Calculus Institute. The AP Institute is endorsed by the College Board and supported by the South Carolina Department of Education. Successful completion of the institute will award three graduate hours credit and AP endorsement. Course instruction will be provided by Coastal Carolina University faculty and an Horry County AP Master teacher. For more information, click here.

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Interested in an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership?

The Specialist in Educational Leadership degree is a rigorous and challenging program that is fast-paced. Successful completion is contingent on being highly-motivated and able to balance professional and personal commitments with the demands of graduate coursework. Computer literacy consisting of the use of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, the Internet, and course management software is central to student success and coursework. As a result, access to high-speed Internet connections, a web cam, and contemporary computing equipment is required.

The Specialist in Educational Leadership degree program requires completion of 33 semester hours of graduate work. The program uses a hybrid approach of hybrid and online courses. It is expected that students who successfully complete the Ed.S. degree program in Educational Leadership will qualify for licensure as a school superintendent in South Carolina, or will occupy key leadership positions in school system (e.g., assistant superintendents, professional development specialists, program directors) and be committed to improving student achievement.

Coastal Carolina University’s Mock Interview Day

IMG_1258 The Teaching Fellows Program at Coastal Carolina University hosted their second annual Mock Interview Day on Saturday, February 6th in the Spadoni College of Education. Mock Interview Day is held in order to provide the candidates who have been chosen by CERRA to attend their Interview Day on February 20th with an opportunity to practice their presentation, interview, and writing skills before the big day. The students were able to interact with and gain insight from the 2015 Teaching Fellows Cohort, professionals from the Teaching Fellows Board, the Spadoni College of Education, Horry County Schools, and Georgetown County Schools.

The students in the 2015 Teaching Fellows Cohort were assigned roles throughout the day to ensure a smooth and productive process. The candidates were warmly welcomed by the Teaching Fellows Director, Mrs. Amanda Darden, and the Dean of the Spadoni College of Education, Dr. Ed Jadallah with a presentation that provided a more in depth description of the SCOE at CCU. The students then rotated throughout different stations, which included a writing prompt, interview, and presentation.

Mock Interview Day was concluded with a campus tour, which included an exclusive look into the TEACH Community located in one of our newest Residence Halls, Chanticleer. The TEACH Community houses students majoring in Education at Coastal Carolina University. Overall, Mock Interview Day was a huge success full of learning opportunities and connection building for all!IMG_1288











Coastal Now – M.Ed. Educational Leadership

Coastal Now recently highlighted the Master of Education and Specialist in Educational Leadership programs.

The Master of Education degree program in Educational Leadership is designed to provide advanced professional studies in graduate-level coursework for candidates who are interested in becoming principals at various levels of K-12 schools, and are committed to excellence in student success.

The Specialist in Educational Leadership degree program (Ed.S.) is designed to provide advanced professional studies in graduate-level coursework for educators who are interested in becoming school district-level leaders or who are interested in further development of their professional skills and dispositions.

Through these programs, educators build knowledge of the functions of high achieving school districts in areas such as curriculum, instruction, management, personnel, finance, school law, and public relations, and the impact of these factors on student achievement.




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Save the Date for the SCOE Formal!

Friday, February 26. 7-10 p.m.
The location is the Canal Street Recreation Center at 901 Canal St, Myrtle Beach.
Teamwork makes the dream work! This is destined to be a night of fun and socializing! Dress is formal. Guys should wear suits and girls should wear prom styles.
You can purchase your tickets at the Center of Excellence and Academic Advising, Prince 213F. Please know if you would like the steak, chicken, or vegetarian selection. Of course Dates are welcome!
This event is hosted by the Call Me Mister and Teaching Fellows programs.

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Spring 2016 Professional Program Cohort

The Spadoni College of Education welcomed the Spring 2016 Cohort of students into the Professional Program on January 13, 2016. An Orientation/Reception was held in the lobby of the Prince building to congratulate these students on their acceptance into the program, as well as share important information to take with them during their final two years as an undergraduate student at CCU. The Spring 2016 Cohort of students were welcomed with a photo-op, delicious refreshments, and were given some time to get to know each other.

Both the Early Childhood Education major and Elementary Education major accepted new students into the Professional Program this semester. Being admitted into the Professional Program is a huge accomplishment marked by many milestones, such as passing the Praxis I Exam, and completing all of the pre-requisite courses as an Education student. These students have not only demonstrated dedication to their academics, but most importantly, professionalism in the Spadoni College of Education.

The orientation was led by the Dean of the Spadoni College of Education, Dr. Ed Jadallah, and the Director for the Center of Excellence and Advising, Mrs. Amanda Darden. Each student was presented with a certificate marking their acceptance into the Professional Program. When handed their certificate, the students were asked to describe in one word what they hope to gain from the Professional Program by the time they graduate in December 2017. The answers varied from “connections” to “creativity,” as well as “passion,” and of course, “professionalism.” As Dr. Jadallah explained to the students, being a student in the Professional Program does not require complete memorization of the material you are learning, but instead it is preparing you to go out into the workforce with the confidence and knowledge in order to be the most effective teacher you can be!

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Why Choose CCU to be a Teaching Fellow?

Coastal Carolina University will host mock interviews on Saturday, February 6th from 9:00-12:00. We invite all students who are interested to come join us for mock interviews!


Field Experience

University 110E Field Experience

The freshman students in the Education sections of University 110 at CCU attended a field experience in Marion County School District. The students were divided up amongst several different elementary and middle schools within the district depending on their major. Coastal Carolina provided the students with transportation to their assigned classrooms, where they spent three hours every Thursday, for four weeks.
Attendance at Town Hall Meetings were required for the students of all UNIV110E sections leading up to these field experiences. The goal of these meetings were to prepare the students upon entering the school system as a student observer. The instructors of University 110E stressed the importance of professionalism and leadership to the students prior to visiting their school site. The students kept a reflective journal for each day they attended their field experience.
After the four weeks ended, the students were given time in their University 110E class to share any insight they gained from attending their field experience. This was a beneficial tool for both the students and instructors, as it provided feedback for everyone to learn and grow from. From the start, the Education sections of University 110 at CCU work toward providing students with as much hands-on experience in the education field. Since these students are freshman, this is only the beginning of the endless opportunities that they will be able to explore as they continue on their journey as future educators studying at CCU!


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