School of Education

Faculty/Staff Profiles

Celeste C. (CC) Bates

Assistant Professor, Director of the Clemson University Reading Recovery Training Center for South Carolina

Office: 404-C Tillman Hall
Phone: 864-656-4506
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Educational Background

Ph.D. Language and Literacy
Georgia State University 2003

M.A.T. Early Childhood
University of South Carolina 1993

B.A. Media Arts
University of South Carolina 1991


Dr. Bates is currently the principal investigator on two large grants that together total over $2.3 million dollars. She is also part of the Literacy Research Association's Annual Yearbook editorial team. Her work has been published in The Reading Teacher, Young Children, and The Journal of Reading Recovery.

Courses Taught

READ 937
READ 886
READ 884
READ 870
ED 902
ED 837
ED H499

Research Interests

Technological innovations to support professional development
Struggling readers
Differentiated reading instruction in the primary grades