College of Education Welcomes New Pirate Educators!

The College of Education welcomed 86 State Employee’s Credit Union (SECU) Partnership East students and approximately 245 incoming freshmen during summer orientations in June, July, and August 2014. SECU Partnership East allows students to graduate with a four-year degree from East Carolina University (ECU) by completing their first two years at one of the partnering community colleges and then taking ECU courses online. At the beginning of the second summer session, there were 10 new elementary majors. This fall, 62 elementary majors and 14 special Continue reading →

MSA Student Featured in Regional Local News for Her “Spirited” Idea

Below is an article from The Wake Forest Weekly featuring current ECU College of Education Master of School Administration (MSA) student Amy Light. The MSA degree program prepares individuals to become school leaders and encourages them to serve as problem-solvers, communicators, innovators, collaborators and change agents in their respective schools and school districts. Ms. Light’s spirit rock idea utilizes educational leadership skills taught in the program. Heritage Middle School gets in the spirit By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Showing off their school spirit, Heritage Continue reading →

Academic Success Center Gets a New Look and Location

The College of Education’s newly renovated, 2700 square foot Academic Success Center (ASC) opened in May 2014 in Rivers Building. The ASC houses Academic Advising, the Office of Professional Development and Teaching Fellows/Maynard/Abernathy Scholars and the Education Housing Community. One interesting feature of the new space are the private cubicles. These cubicles allow advisors to privately meet with students for counseling appointments. The ASC also has a spacious, comfortable waiting area for students, as well as a meeting space complete with presentation technology for student Continue reading →

Spring 2014 College of Education Open House

The College of Education welcomed prospective teacher education students and their parents at the 2014 ECU Open House and the COE Extended Open House on Saturday, April 5. The future Pirates met with faculty and staff to learn about general requirements for the college, and with current students to learn more about what to expect as an education major. Morning event Faculty/Staff Representatives: Ron Preston, Bonnie Glass, Kwaku Adu-Gyamfi, Allen Guidry, Kathy Misulis, Marsha Craft-Tripp, Lisa Rogerson, Ivan Wallace, Karen Gammon, Annette Everett, Gerald Baldwin, Caroline Continue reading →

Teach Like a Pirate Author Speaks to Students

The New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE entertained almost 120 teacher education students, first year teachers and ECU faculty members at an event sponsored by East Carolina University’s College of Education on March 26. Dave Burgess shared presentational “hooks” and strategies for increasing student engagement and creativity. Participants discovered their inner pirate with tales and tips for the classroom during the event. He enthralled the audience with magic tricks, participatory tasks, and humor. Burgess is a U.S. History teacher at West Continue reading →

COE Students Honored for Academic Excellence

Fifty-two East Carolina University freshmen and full-time transfer students with an intended teacher education major were honored during the College of Education ECU EXCELS event on February 7, 2014. The annual ECU EXCELS program recognizes first-time, full-time freshman or on-campus transfer students who earned a 3.0 GPA or higher during the fall semester. In total, the college hosted 170 honored students and their guests at this event. Dr. Vivian Martin Covington, executive director of teacher education, provided the words of recognition to the award recipients. Continue reading →