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.


School, Family Outreach Project


The Center of Excellence is pleased to announce that funds will be awarded this academic year for National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) Outreach Projects that address issues related to school, family, community partnerships and the education of children of poverty. 

Click the thumbnail image to the left for the Application & Guidelines. Complete the application and email, mail, or fax to the Center.

2/12/15 • COE Research Consortium




February 12, 2015 | 9am - 12pm

COE Research Consortium
SC Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Dr. Robert Pianta, Keynote Speaker

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?

coerc_announcement_2015 2014 COE Research Consortium



2013 Announcement


2013 Agenda

pdf-2 2011 Announcement

2011 Agenda