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Fall 2018 EDUC 555 Course

August 15 - November 17

This course and its required clinical experiences are designed to provide graduate students with an initial study of issues related to life in poverty and the impact they have on teaching and learning. It includes an introductory study of six standards for teachers of children of poverty, including: life in poverty; the classroom community; family and community partnerships; curriculum design, instructional strategies and assessment; relationship driven classroom management; and teachers as learners, leaders and advocates to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment in schoolls serving large numbers of children of poverty.

Register by August 15, 2018

Course Information and Partial Scholarship Application

Complete the Francis Marion University School of Education Graduate Application form located here:


  1. Affiliation: When prompted to identify an affiliation (Teach for America, Project Create, Other)
    mark “Other”, then enter “COE”. This will ensure that the application is forwarded to the Center of Excellence for processing.
  2. Non-Degree Seeking Students: Students enrolled in this course are typically non-degree seeking. Non-degree seeking students must:
    A. Submit a graduate application for admission and pay the non-refundable graduate application fee (FEE Waived).
    B. Verify enrollment eligibility. Submit one of the following:

    • copy of a valid teaching certificate
    • copy of the college/university diploma
    • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work

    C. Submit all materials by fax, email, or postal mail:
    Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty
    Francis Marion University
    520 Francis Marion Road
    Florence SC 29506
    Fax: 843-669-3393

  3. Degree Seeking Students: Students who wish to apply this course to a degree program at Francis Marion or another institution, are responsible for obtaining appropriate approvals required by the receiving institution. Unique instructions for enrolling for degree credit are outlined on the web application.
  4. Social Security Number: Once the application is submitted, a message with instructions for submitting the Social Security Number will be generated. Call Jenny Szalwinski at 843-661-1826 with that personal information to securely expedite the process.
  5. Questions? Contact the Center by phone (843-661-1826 or 843-661-1828) or by email

Download the EDUC555 Registration Form


August 15
November 17
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FMU Center of Excellence


Francis Marion University
4822 E Palmetto St
Florence, SC 29506 United States
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