Partnerships and collaboration between a variety of organizations and agencies are critical to improving education throughout the state. Through our combined strength, partnerships established by the College of Education are far more effective at diagnosing problems, offering solutions, establishing best practices and creating sustainable models than what any individual entity can achieve alone.
And although each partner brings a unique perspective to the table, we are all passionate about learning outcomes, and we are committed to the young people of South Carolina. As a result, we're making a huge impact on the economic future of our state.
Current Outreach Initiatives
The University of South Carolina is now home to a permanent exhibition and educational program in partnership with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, becoming one of only four partner sites in the world and the only one in North America.
As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the Apple Core Initiative seeks to enroll additional education students from historically underrepresented populations into the teacher education programs at the University of South Carolina to fill both a capacity and diversity void in South Carolina public schools.
CarolinaLIFE is an individualized, non-degree program for students with identified, diverse learning needs (e.g. intellectual disability).
Educators in every role seek continuous improvement but are often limited by cost, inconvenience, and a one-size-fits-all approach to learning. CarolinaCrED delivers a range of customized supports for capacity-building that accelerate opportunities for professional learners and leaders.
The customized supports we offer:
- Carolina Collaborative for Alternative Preparation
- Carolina Teacher Induction Program
- CarolinaCrED CORE
The Center for Community Counseling offers no-cost, quality counseling services to people who are unable to get help elsewhere.
In collaboration with our partners, the Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) provides high-quality professional learning experiences for educators, families, and communities to expand local capacity and improve teaching and learning in South Carolina’s K-12 schools.
Core partners of the Center for Educational Partnerships include:
- Carolina Family Engagement Center
- Mira Education
- South Carolina Educational Policy Center
- South Carolina Geographic Alliance
- The SC Middle Grades Initiative
- South Carolina School Improvement Council
- SC Teacher
- The Writing Improvement Network
- Verbalizing Visions
In addition to providing student services at the College of Education, Gamecock EdQuarters houses Clinical Experience Coordinators who collaborate with partner districts to place candidates in our teacher preparation programs for practicums and internships.