Joyner Library’s Teaching Resource Center

Established in 1988, the Teaching Resources Center (TRC) contains children and young adult materials, K-12 North Carolina state adopted textbooks, multi-media, kits, and reference resources. The department primarily serves students enrolled in teacher education programs and educators in eastern North Carolina. Our Mission The mission of the Teaching Resources Center is to facilitate teaching and learning initiatives by providing resources and services to educators at all levels. Our Goals To serve as a model resource center by: Developing and maintaining a birth to 12th grade Continue reading →

Pirate CODE from A-Z (Part One)

A academic language – language used in academic settings and for academic purposes to help students acquire and use knowledge. B beginning teacher – a teacher in the first three years of his or her career. C co-teaching – a teaching technique in which two instructors deliver instruction to a group of students. D dispositions – the attitudes, perceptions and/or beliefs that form the basis for behavior. Dispositions for teaching include professional demeanor, professional commitment, and professional interactions. E edTPA – a national performance assessment Continue reading →


The edTPA is a preservice assessment process designed by educators to answer the essential question: “Is a teacher candidate ready for the job?” The edTPA was designed by teacher educators at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE). SCALE is also known for developing the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) and the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) performance assessment. Unlike other pre-service teacher assessments, the edTPA has a performance component wherein teacher candidate plans, teaches and assesses a 3-5 hour Continue reading →

How the COE is Using Video in its Innovations

The implementation of video has taken a prominent role in the COE PIRATE Code, from Video Grand Rounds (VGR) to ISLES to EDTPA. Students start by observing the video pertaining to the innovations in the VGR component. The instructors show video clips of actual preK-12 classes in place of observation visits by the students. The videos demonstrate strategies the candidates are to look for when they physically go to classrooms to observe. These videos provide an accurate comprehensive visual picture of the strategies in practice. Continue reading →

CAEP Prep: What is the ECU Provost’s Council?

First established in 2006, the ECU Provost’s Council on Teacher Education unites educator preparation efforts at the University. Coming out of the Teachers for New Era movement, the original focus of the Council was developing collaboration between teacher education and the arts and sciences. Today, the Provost’s Council’s focus has broadened to include all educator preparation programs at ECU, yet still centers on collaboration across the campus to prepare candidates. The Provost’s Council on Teacher Education includes the Provost, the deans of the colleges which house Continue reading →

Junior 2 Teaching Interns and Principal Fellows MSA Students Collaborate

Junior 2 Teaching Interns and Principal Fellows MSA Students Collaborate Something new and exciting is happening this semester in the COE that you might miss if you are not currently a Junior 2 intern or a Principal Fellow. The two programs are collaborating for the benefit of both student sets, and the process has been extremely promising. First, the interns and Fellows meet and discuss lesson plans and teaching strategies. Next, the Jr 2’s teach a class, while the Fellows observe either in person or Continue reading →

Supporting Teacher Interns through Instructional Coaching

As part of the Teacher Quality Partnership, the College of Education recently worked with two local school districts to provide additional support for teacher interns.  In Pitt and Greene Counties, Instructional Coaches were hired to help interns make the transition from student to teacher.  These coaches worked with interns during both semesters of the internship, conducting in-class observations and providing targeted professional development. A variety of instructional practices were developed with the assistance of the Instructional Coaches, including but not limited to: Facilitating activities individually, Continue reading →

EPP Dashboards – Faculty (Standard 5)

The faculty at ECU is united by the University’s motto, Servire, which means “To Serve.” Faculty at ECU desire that service to be of the highest quality by setting and maintaining high standards for themselves, in alignment with NCATE/CAEP.  Standard 5 states: “Faculty are qualified and model best professional practices in scholarship, service, and teaching, including the assessment of their own effectiveness as related to candidate performance; they also collaborate with colleagues in the disciplines and schools. The unit systematically evaluates faculty performance and facilitates Continue reading →

The Swivl is here.

What is the Swivl?  Swivl is a camera dock with a twist.  Instead of holding your camera still, the Swivl will follow you around the room, tracking you as you move around on stage or in front of an audience.  This device follows the paired mic wherever it goes.  It is compatible with Android and IOS devices. So who is using it in COE?  Students have begun to use it to record class sessions for edTPA and ISLES.  OAA has been using it to interview Continue reading →

East Carolina University Principal Fellows Program

According to the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program website, The Principal Fellows Program provides a competitive, merit-based scholarship loan to individuals of exceptional academic ability who have teaching or relevant experience and who desire to enter school administration in a North Carolina public school. Through this scholarship loan, fellows have the opportunity to pursue their studies full-time and earn a Master of School Administration (MSA) degree in two years. The program consists of one year of full-time academic study at one of eleven designated colleges Continue reading →