College of Education’s Professional Development for using Educational Technology

The Office of Assessment and Accreditation(OAA) along with COE IT offers professional development geared toward the faculty and staff in the COE.  The workshops cover training on Blackboard, TEMS, social media and the use of video in courses.  Most sessions are offered on Tuesday afternoons under the theme of “Tech Training Tuesdays”.  The workshops are all offered through ECU’s employee training system called Cornerstone (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/cornerstone/).  This allows the faculty to track their professional development through out the year.  More information about professional development available to Continue reading →

Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Dashboard Project Focuses Data Collection

Beginning in Fall 2012, the College of Education began collecting and compiling data to be included in the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Dashboard Project.  The EPP Dashboards cover all educator preparation programs at ECU, including those in and outside the College of Education.  Until this time only university dashboards had been available.  After reviewing the NCATE/CAEP Standards, the COE Office of Assessment and Accreditation decided to focus the dashboards on performance measures, collected at different points throughout the program, for both the undergraduate and graduate Continue reading →

CAEP Prep: ECU’s Pirate CODE Process

The ECU Pirate CODE features a set of seven coordinated innovations linked throughout the teacher education curriculum and clinical practice. Each innovation is evolving through a series of carefully planned stages, to institutionalize each innovation in the Department of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education. Once refined and data analysis proves it an effective model, the innovation is scaled up and implemented in other teacher preparation programs across the EPP. The stages of the ECU Pirate CODE begin with small scale, squishy pilots and more through Continue reading →

CAEP Prep: Introduction to the edTPA

The edTPA is a pre-service performance assessment designed to determine a teacher candidate’s readiness to teach.  It is the first nationally available, educator designed performance assessment for candidates entering the teaching profession.  The edTPA requires the teacher candidate to plan, instruct and assess a 3 to 5 hour learning segment while developing an electronic portfolio of evidence of teaching competency. The assessment is completed during the second semester of the teaching internship. The 27 subject-specific versions of the assessment share a common architecture and common Continue reading →

CAEP Prep: Pirate CODE Innovations

The ECU College of Education is one of several teacher education institutions nationwide to receive approval from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to implement a transformation initiative (TI) called Pirate CODE (Continuum of Developing Expertise) as the framework for its spring 2015 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation visit. Pirate CODE brings seven research-based teacher education assessment initiatives that have previously operated independently throughout the college under one umbrella to strengthen and develop teacher candidates. Students enrolled in the Continue reading →

CAEP Prep: NCATE-Legacy Transformation Initiative

ECU’s accreditation cycle was extended by one year – from Spring 2014 to Spring 2015 – when our Transformation Initiative (TI) was approved. As a result, ECU was allowed to complete this accreditation visit under the old NCATE Standards, not the newly approved CAEP Standards. As a result, ECU is hosting an NCATE-Legacy Transformation Initiative accreditation visit. The NCATE Unit Standards (2008) are: Standard 1: Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Professional Dispositions Standard 2: Assessment System and Unit Evaluation Standard 3: Field Experiences and Clinical Practice Standard 4: Diversity Standard Continue reading →

CAEP Prep: Welcome to the Pirate CODE

The College of Education is one of only a few teacher education institutions nationwide to receive approval from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to implement a transformation initiative called Pirate CODE (Continuum of Developing Expertise) as the framework for its spring 2015 CAEP accreditation visit. Pirate CODE brings seven research-based teacher education assessment initiatives that have previously operated independently throughout the college under one umbrella to strengthen and develop teacher candidates. CAEP chose ECU’s transformation initiative because it “provides research on teacher Continue reading →

CAEP Prep: ECU Conceptual Framework

The East Carolina University Conceptual Framework is a guiding document for the programs within the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) unit at the institution. It applies to all programs which prepare candidate to work in PK-12 school settings and all faculty who contribute to those programs. The current ECU Conceptual Framework was approved by the Council for Teacher Education in 2005. “Aligned with the mission statements of East Carolina University, the College of Education, and the Educator Preparation Provider unit, the conceptual framework represents the vision that drives Continue reading →

CAEP Prep: Call for Third Party Comments

The Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) Unit at East Carolina University is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) on February 8-10, 2015. The EPP is inviting interested parties to submit comments addressing substantive matters related to the quality of the professional education programs offered.  When commenting, please be sure to specify the party’s relationship to the EPP (graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates, etc.). Please use the form located at http://www.ecu.edu/epp as a convenient way Continue reading →

2015 CAEP Visit Preparations Commence

The Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) unit at East Carolina University will host its next CAEP accreditation visit February 8-10, 2015. In preparation for the on-site visit, the College of Education’s Office of Assessment and Accreditation established this section to share information, reminders, and updates with EPP faculty, staff, and administrators. #ECU_CAEPiscoming Below is the PowerPoint presentation from the COE’s Opening Day Faculty and Staff Meeting. CAEP Presentation – Opening Faculty Meeting