A new cooperative program offered by Coastal Carolina
and Clemson University makes it possible for area educators to earn a
Clemson Ph.D. in education at Coastal. The program will officially
begin with the fall 2001 semester.
Clemson's Ph.D. program in Educational Leadership in K-12 School
Administration will be offered at Coastal through a combination of on-
site instruction and distance learning technology. Professors from
Clemson will travel to Coastal to teach many of the courses, according
to Dennis Wiseman, associate provost at Coastal.
"This program will help to meet the rising demand from area
educators and administrators who wish to attain terminal degrees," said
Wiseman, who also serves as special assistant to Coastal President
Ronald R. Ingle for K-12 education.
"Coastal has made a significant institutional commitment to
contribute to the improvement of the quality of education at all levels
in our region and across our state, from kindergarten through the
college level," said Ingle. "This Ph.D. program opens up a new range of
opportunities for educators in the area. It will advance the already
high quality of teacher preparation which Coastal provides, and it will
elevate the entire climate of education in the Grand Strand-Pee Dee
In addition to providing faculty for the program, Clemson will be
responsible for all aspects of program delivery, including scheduling
classes. Coastal will designate an on-site contact person to provide
information on advisement procedures, admissions requirements and
tuition. Both institutions will share the responsibility of equipping
and maintaining an instructional laboratory at Coastal to be used in
Primarily an undergraduate institution, Coastal offers master's
degree programs in education as well as cooperative graduate degrees in
other disciplines with other universities in South Carolina.
For more information about the program, contact Wiseman at (843)
349-2600 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.