Community outreach is a major priority for the College of Education at Coastal Carolina University. We believe in working with and supporting our community from PK to graduate school and beyond.
The Biddle Center for Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement is the public outreach arm of Coastal Carolina University for grades K-16 students, families, community and related agencies. Housed within The Biddle Center are the Dalton and Linda Floyd Family Mentoring Program and the Teacher Cadets program. The Dalton and Linda Floyd Family Mentoring Program partners college students with K-8 students to serve as mentors and work with the children in the K-8 school setting. The Teacher Cadets program at Coastal Carolina University is designed to attract talented young people to the teaching profession by offering an honors level high school course that introduces them to the nature of teaching, the problems of schooling, and critical issues affecting the quality of education in America's schools.
Coastal Carolina University is also host to the Chanticleer Center for Literacy Education, which provides literacy support to students from the community via after school programming and one-on-one tutoring initiatives.
The Early Childhood Development Center offers preschool programming for children ages 3-5. Children are engaged in learning and play experiences to investigate science, literacy, community helpers, and more.
Finally, the Georgetown Educator in Residence Program offers housing for MAT candidates in historic Georgetown, where they complete their internship experiences. Students in the MAT program work in Georgetown County Schools, have a graduate assistantship through the College of Education, and graduate with their initial teaching certification.