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Science Summer Camp Smiles and Moving Legos

heat, light, soundIn the session, “Heat, Light and Sound, Oh My”, 4th and 5th grade boys use tuning forks to create sound waves that can be seen, heard, and felt! Andrew Hung (age 11, pictured above) says that, “High pitched sound waves are really loud and travel super fast!”

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Claire (age 7) and Sophie (age 6) are building a draw bridge at Lego Explorers during ECU Summer Science Camp. Students also hook their creations up to batteries so that they move all by themselves!


Educators’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Educators Hall of FameThe Educators Hall of Fame recognizes and highlights the service of those educators to whom East Carolina alumni and friends are most grateful. This permanent recognition is displayed prominently in the Speight Building.

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: A.J. Fletcher Music Center – Fletcher Recital Hall on ECU’s Campus

Reception and viewing of the Educators Hall of Fame immediately following induction in Speight Building.

College of Education Homecoming Festivities – October 4th

To celebrate Homecoming weekend, the College of Education would like to invite you to connect with your alma mater at our annual “Breakfast on the Porch” Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Speight Building right before the Homecoming Day Parade on Fifth Street in Greenville.

Please see the list of events for Saturday, October 4 below. Additional details will be posted closer to ECU’s 2014 Homecoming weekend.

- COE alumni and friends Breakfast on the Porch on the stairs in front of Speight Building overlooking Fifth Street (complimentary breakfast and coffee)—Contact Jessica Nottingham for more details (

- ECU Homecoming Day Parade on Fifth Street

- MSITE Brunch in front of Flanagan Building (please see attached flyer for more information)

- East Carolina Alumni Association Tailgate

- TBA—ECU vs. Southern Methodist University Football Game

We hope to see at the COE Alumni “Breakfast on the Porch!”

East Carolina University Alumni Association

The Alumni Association celebrates Homecoming with reunions and alumni activities, an open house breakfast at the alumni center during the Homecoming parade and a tailgate before the football game.

For more information visit the Alumni Association website.


COE Graduate Recognition Ceremony Spring 2014

COE GraduationThe College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.on Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The faculty and staff of the College of Education are pleased to present a special Graduate Recognition Ceremony (GRC) for our graduates. The ceremony will feature individual recognition of College of Education students receiving degrees. Friends and families of the graduates are cordially invited to attend. It is not necessary for graduates or guests to RSVP for this event. Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony.

(PDF file)Important Information for graduates-to-be

For University Commencement Ceremony details and information about the Spring 2014 ECU Commencement Weekend, please visit

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Aug 26, 2014: Education Employer Expo at Mendenhall Student Center

Students will have the opportunity to network and speak with recruiters from a select group of school systems looking to hire December 2014 and May 2015 graduates. Business casual attire is strongly recommended!

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Aug 26, 2014: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Info Session at Mendenhall Student Center

Come connect with recruiters and learn what principals are looking for in recent graduates. FREE PIZZA too!

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Oct 4, 2014: College of Education Homecoming Celebration at Speight Building

Join the College of Education for refreshments before the ECU Homecoming Parade. Alumni, students, faculty, friends, and family are welcome.

The event will take place on the porch of the Speight Building and is free to attend. The event start time will be determined once the homecoming football game time is announced.

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Oct 11, 2014: Fall Break

ECU will observe fall break Oct. 11-14.

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Oct 12, 2014: Fall Break

ECU will observe fall break Oct. 11-14.

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Oct 13, 2014: Fall Break

ECU will observe fall break Oct. 11-14.

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Oct 14, 2014: Fall Break

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First Ron Clark Academy Clinical Experience Awarded

Greenville, NC – Carla K. Watson was selected to be the first East Carolina University (ECU) student to participate in a junior clinical experience at the Ron Clark Academy (RCA) in Atlanta, Georgia.  Watson is majoring in middle grades education with concentrations in mathematics education and social studies. Watson will return to ECU to finish her degree and complete her senior year internship after her clinical experience in Atlanta, Georgia.  While Watson is at RCA she will also be full time online student.

Watson is originally from Martin County where she graduated with honors from Jamesville High School in 2006.   Watson was a tutor for ECU’s Project HEART (High Expectations for At Risk Teens) during her senior year of high school.  Project HEART aims to increase the number of students who succeed academically, reduce the dropout rate and increase the number of students who graduate from high school in 4 years. In addition, Watson also works part-time with the North Carolina Early Mathematics Placement Testing Program (NC EMPT). The NC EMPT Program offers teachers, students, and their parents information for successful math course placement during the first semester of college.  NC EMPT’s goal is to reduce the number incoming freshmen that place into remedial mathematics at the fifteen UNC campuses.

The Ron Clark Academy Clinical Experience is designed specifically for an ECU student who is currently in their junior year.  The goal of the program is to engage students who have a passion for education in a unique school environment, where innovation meets discipline. 

RCA is a private, nonprofit middle school in Southeast Atlanta that promotes innovation and inspires its students through energetic teaching balanced by a strict code of discipline.  Each year, 3,000 educators from around the world visit the Academy to learn how to replicate the school’s style, philosophy and success in their own classrooms.  Since training teachers is a core part of the mission of East Carolina University, the Academy (with generous support from several community partners) has decided to pilot

an clinical experience specifically designed for East Carolina University students.  As an alumna of ECU, Ron is thrilled to welcome a fellow Pirate into the RCA family.  ECU envisions this opportunity to be a life-changing experience for each student who is selected to participate.

Watson will receive full credit for a full-semester if she completes the program. She will also be expected to take on-line classes (approved by ECU) in order to receive all academic requirements for the semester.  Watson will pay a normal semester of tuition and will be given a $2,500 stipend.  The majority of funding for this program, including partial room and board is provided for by a generous supporter of ECU.

The clinical experience will begin on Monday, January 5, 2009 and end on Sunday, May 10, 2009.  During the clinical experience, Watson will be housed in a single dorm room on Oglethorpe University’s campus.  Mid-way through the clinical experience, Watson will receive an observation visit from Dr. Ann Bullock, Professor of Middle Grades Education at ECU.  Watson will also be assigned a mentor/advisor from Oglethorpe University.  Watson has been invited to participate in education-focused “Lunch and Learns” in order share her experience at Oglethorpe University.  Watson will wrap up her time with RCA by traveling with 5th grade students on an educational trip to New York City, New York.

 For questions about the internship opportunity, please contact Dr. Mark L’Esperance at

ECU Senior Receives the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Mathematics Education Student Award

Greenville, NC – Alan Faulkner, an ECU senior, received the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Mathematics Education Student Award at the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Awards Breakfast, Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC on Friday, October 31, 2008.  Dr. Bampia Bangura, chair of the committee, recognized Alan’s academic excellence and his exceptional service to the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, teachers of mathematics, and mathematics students in eastern North Carolina. Alan also received a plaque and a check for $100.

Alan will present a plaque recognizing the Department of Mathematics and Science Education as his major department at an upcoming meeting of the ECU chapter of the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  The plaque will be given to Dr. Ron Preston, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Science Education in the College of Education at the Wednesday department meeting at 5:00 in Flanagan 352.