The Graduate School at Converse offers innovative leaders and creative thinkers the next step in their professional journey.
We offer many of our Education Undergraduate Programs within The Graduate School. Our undergraduate Education students have a variety of resources and staff support within The Graduate School.
The Department of Leadership, the Department of Education, and The Department of Marriage and Family Therapy offer liberal and professional education necessary for roles of leadership, service, and citizenship.
Meet the Dean
South Carolina poet James Dickey wrote, “And this is the house I pass through, on the way to power and light.”
I hope that you will find your studies at Converse to be that transition to power and light: the light of knowledge and learning that will empower you to go into your community and make a difference.
Those of you who have chosen teaching as your profession know how valuable your contributions are to the future of our country. Educating the next generation is the most important job anyone can ever have. Your students’ futures and the future of our communities rest in your hands. Whether a bachelor’s degree, a Master of Arts in Teaching, a Master of Music, a Master in Education or an Educational Specialist’s degree, all of you are invaluable to improving and enhancing life for your fellow citizens, making you agents of transformation.
Our MLA programs increase content knowledge; our MFA program increases creativity. Our MFT program surrounds our students with clinical experiences that prepare them for successful careers. Our Professional Leadership programs foster wise leaders in a variety of contexts: public education, higher education, healthcare, the non-profit sector, business, and the ministry. For all our programs, the light and power of knowledge and caring shines out from our graduates.
I wish you great success in your studies and in your careers. The experiences you gain at and through Converse will provide you with the tools you need to build a strong and productive future.
Ellen Bryant Voigt ’64 Publishes ‘Collected Poems’
Ellen Bryant Voigt ’64, MacArthur Fellow, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and former Poet Laureate of Vermont recently published a definitive collection of more than five decades of work. David Baker from …
Alumna Teaches Empathy Through Work with Immigrant & Refugee Families
Converse alumna Laurann Gallitto Patel ’09, ’15, has spent more than eight years supporting immigrant and refugee children and their families as they adjust to a new school life in …
Education Grad Named District 2 Teacher of the Year
Sylvia Tillerson Landrum ’03, ’06 was voted the Spartanburg District 2 Teacher of the Year. Landrum has been a Special Education teacher at Chesnee High School since 2009. Landrum graduated …
Faculty & Alumna Present at 17th World Congress of Music Therapy
Associate Professor & Director of Music Therapy Carol L. Shultis presented at the 2023 World Congress of Music Therapy in Vancouver, British Columbia, in July. Dr. Shultis showcased her research titled …