COE Wins Award


The Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty was honored with the 2014 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence.  The Riley Institute at Furman, in partnership with South Carolina Future Minds, presented this prestigious award that recognizes outstanding educational initiatives throughout South Carolina.


Spring Research Consortium

2017 Center of Excellence

Spring Research Consortium

2017 Spring Consortium to be announced soon!

2016 COE Summer Institute



Registration for the Summer Institute is now open!

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June 22 & 23

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COE Research Consortium (COERC) PDF Print E-mail

The COE Research Consortium (COERC) is a service of the Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty provided to Center Partner School Districts and to research scholars and other educators, especially in South Carolina universities and colleges. It is designed to support collaborative efforts to address the conduct of systematic, disciplined inquiry into public education, especially as it relates to the academic success of children of poverty. COERC believes that research has value, primarily when it is used to improve school programs and professional practice.


What is the COERC?



2016 Announcement


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2013 Agenda


2013 Announcement


2012 Announcement

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2011 Agenda