Dr. Chris Burkett

Gamecock EdQuarters Executive Director

University of South Carolina College of Education

Columbia, SC

At the University of South Carolina College of Education, Dr. Chris Burkett serves as executive director of Gamecock EdQuarters which leads the student services enterprise including advising, clinical experiences, certification, and the Teaching Fellows program.

This endeavor allows College of Education teacher candidates a "one-stop shop" for all their student services needs. The Gamecock EdQuarters mission is, "We are one team recruiting, retaining, and preparing quality education professionals through mentoring, guidance, and support." Chris is proud to lead this endeavor.

Within this work, Chris uses his varied 26 years of teacher education experience to work closely with all constituents who use the South Carolina adopted NIET teacher evaluation rubric. These constituents include UofSC College of Education faculty and staff, partner schools and their faculty, as well as the South Carolina State Department of Education.

Chris is excited to work more closely with NIET though his participation on the NIET Educator Advisory Board to advance teacher quality.


Dr. Chris  Burkett