About the CCEE

The Carolina Center for Educational Excellence is a lively place of teaching and learning, observation and research, communication and collaboration. It serves faculty and staff at the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill, teachers and school administrators in North Carolina, and students in the Triangle as a space where they can gather, learn and teach.

Classroom Space

The CCEE serves as classroom space for the School of Education’s master’s degree programs. It also holds a School Counseling and Psychology Training Clinic, where future school counselors receive part of their education, and a fully equipped science laboratory where student teachers learn to teach science using state of the art technology.

Professional Development

The CCEE offers workshops, seminars and institutes to teachers and administrators in North Carolina. Topics include Integration of Technology into Regular Classroom Instruction, Globalizing the Curriculum, Effective Foreign Language Learning, and Preparing Teachers to Effectively Teach Struggling Readers and Writers. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Districts holds many of its professional development as well as administrative meetings at the Center.

Youth enrichment

The CCEE houses summer camps, classroom instructions and special events for students in the Triangle area school districts. Programs are especially geared towards science and math education as well as efforts to globalize the curriculum by teaching students about global topics and enabling international contacts via Skype and videoconferencing.


The CCEE is a facility located adjacent to Smith Middle School in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School district. The facility is within walking distance to Seawell Elementary School and Chapel Hill High School, and in direct neighborhood to the new Carolina North Campus.

Technological Enhancements

The CCEE is equipped with state-of-the-art videoconferencing and classroom technology. It holds a fully-equipped science teaching lab and two mobile computer labs to be used in the classrooms.