Clinical Educators

Thank you for opening up your classroom to a clinical intern or student teacher from the Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte. As a Clinical Educator (CE), you are an integral part of our mission to prepare effective future teachers, and your contributions to their development ensure that our teacher preparation programming meets the rigorous standards and needs of the education community. Because of your willingness to share your classroom expertise and experience, we are confident that our student teachers will become the next generation of highly knowledgeable and skilled professional educators.

The Office of School & Community Partnerships appreciates the leadership, service, and professionalism of the Clinical Educators who volunteer their time and expertise to mentor student teachers and other pre-service educators. 

Justin Armstrong, a special education teacher at Carmel Middle School in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, being presented with the Spring 2023 Outstanding Clinical Educator Award

Individuals who are selected for a coaching role as a Clinical Educator must have the skills, knowledge, and dispositions of highly accomplished professional educators. The Cato College of Education and P-12 partners agree to the following criteria for the selection of the school district’s Clinical Educator when hosting clinical interns and/or student teaching candidates: