2002 Winner Christa McAuliffe Award for
Excellence in Teacher Education
The Walter and Daisy Carson Latham Clinical Schools Network is a partnership between East Carolina University and 36 public school systems in eastern North Carolina. The school systems include: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Clinton City, Craven, Cumberland, Dare, Duplin, Edenton-Chowan, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash/Rocky Mount, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Roanoke Rapids, Sampson, Tyrrell, Vance, Washington, Weldon City, Wayne and Wilson. Within the network, there are approximately 564 schools with over 22,500 teachers who participate in partnership efforts. The network has been in existence since the 1996-1997 academic year, when all teacher education programs were restructured from a 10-week student teaching requirement to a year-long Senior Year Experience.