Centers, Outreach & Professional Development

Centers & Partnerships

Carolina Center for Educational Excellence (CCEE)

The Carolina Center for Educational Excellence provides workshops, seminars, Internet-supported demonstrations, graduate classes and other opportunities for study to improve learning environments for students in pre-school through 12th grade, university students and the professionals who support them. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the CCEE facility includes flexible classroom space, ample room for seminars and conferences, a NASA-supported science and mathematics teaching laboratory and a school counseling and psychology clinic.

Evaluation, Assessment and Policy Connections (EvAP)

EvAP is an evaluation unit that conducts evaluations and provides training and technical assistance in evaluation, assessment and strategic planning to educational, community and service organizations across the United States. The mission of EvAP is to build the evaluation capacity and effectiveness of public, nonprofit and private organizations in order to meet the challenges of developing and sustaining successful programs. EvAP specializes in training evaluators and conducting program evaluations and is committed to sharing evaluation expertise, instruments and processes while serving as an evaluation training center for School of Education students and the broader education and service communities.

Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE)

The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education supports campus-based literacy programs throughout the United States. SCALE provides technical assistance to literacy programs through on-site training and resources. In addition, SCALE annually hosts a national conference for college literacy programs and their community partners, building a network among their leaders. Other SCALE activities include the N.C. LiteracyCorps Project which placess AmeriCorps members in literacy programs, the America Reads program which places college student tutors with elementary school children and the Collaborative Leadership for Community Literacy Project which develops the leadership skills of those supervising N.C. LiteracyCorps members.

Thrive @ Education

The Thrive@Education curriculum is a collection of new and long-standing courses for undergraduate students designed to help them be successful at Carolina and beyond. Courses are taught by Education faculty, Student Affairs and campus professionals, as well as talented doctoral students. Since it is not an academic program, the courses are open to all undergraduate students. Courses include a broad survey course with learning and well-being content and connections to UNC resources for first year students (EDUC 101), to courses on career development (EDUC 131, 132), as well as upper level undergraduate courses with in-depth content on well-being (EDUC 231) and learning (EDUC 330, 387). We also offer specifically designed courses to help transfer students (EDUC 301) and upper classmen learn and grow (EDUC 130).