Community Connections

The School of Education continues to partner with the local community to provides services for students, the community and educators.

Center for Partnerships to Improve Education (CPIE)

The Center for Partnerships to Improve Education promotes partnerships involving education majors, education faculty, and our local community. Get involved by participating in one of CPIE’s programs:

  • Conduct research with an education faculty member (and get paid).
  • Start building your own inclusive classroom library.
  • Spend extended time training in a high-poverty school.
  • Get funding for your student club’s community service project.

Even faculty members can get funding to support service-learning or community-based research projects.

Visit CPIE's website to learn more. 


N.E. Miles Early Childhood Development Center

This nationally accredited program serves as the demonstration program and laboratory school for the College of Charleston's School of Education. For more information about the Early Childhood Development Center, visit the website.

FitCatZ Aquatic and Motor Therapy Program

The FitCatZ program is an aquatic and motor program designed for children with disabilities. The program’s goal is to help participating children become efficient movers in a fun and safe environment. Each child in the program is assigned a trained volunteer student clinician who will work one-on-one with the child during the aquatic and motor program.

FitCatZ is open to children with a range of physical, intellectual, behavioral, and emotional disabilities ranging in age from 2 to 18 years old at the start of the program.

For more information, including information on how to submit an application for your child to participate, visit the website