Second Century Campaign

The College of Education, in partnership with East Carolina University, launched the largest campaign in its history– the COE Second Century Campaign.  The College of Education set campaign priorities specific to our projected needs for improved 21st century education.  Our priorities are identified by the following four categories: Scholarships and Student Support Endowed Professorships Faculty Research, Outreach and Professional Development Strategic Initiatives to Support Programs Your gift will enable the College of Education to offer cutting edge technology, top notch educational programs and support to students to enhance Continue reading →

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 Continue reading →

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 Continue reading →

Project ECU LEAP to Receive Innovation in Teacher Education Award

Greenville, NC – Project ECU LEAP (Leading Exceptional Annual Progress) will receive the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE) Innovation in Teacher Education Award at the SRATE 55th Annual Conference held in Myrtle Beach, SC, November 7-9. Department of Curriculum and Instruction faculty members, Diane Rodriguez and Dr. Jane Manner are project directors for Project ECU Leap. Project ECU LEAP, is a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide support for licensed, in-service English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers and content area teachers to become licensed as Continue reading →

Home-Based Professional Development for Teachers

Greenville, NC – Agencies offering professional development programs for teachers have experienced a dramatic drop in applications for summer workshops throughout North Carolina this year. In response to high gasoline prices that plague drive-in programs, the Center for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (CSMTE) at East Carolina University is responding with a PLAN B approach to provide services for K-12 teachers through independent study and online programs. Teachers living anywhere in North Carolina may apply to participate in the following four programs: Reading and Thinking Continue reading →

Adult Learners Help East Carolina Solve the Teacher Shortage Crisis

For 16 years Kathy Jones ’06 worked as a teacher’s aide at schools in rural Pamlico County and drove a school bus every day, as aides are required to do. But this fall she will walk into the classroom not as an aide but, finally, as the teacher. It will be a moment of deep pride for her and another validation of East Carolina’s groundbreaking approach to solving the state’s chronic shortage of classroom teachers. For the full story, see “Look Who’s Teaching Now” in Continue reading →

Wachovia Gives $1.25 Million for Teacher Education

East Carolina University has received a $1.25 million gift from Wachovia to combat the shortage of teachers in Eastern North Carolina through a partnership with community colleges. The gift, the largest corporate donation ever received by ECU, will provide scholarships and infrastructure improvements for Partnership East, which joins university and community college resources to educate teachers throughout the region. “Education is one of Wachovia’s top priorities,” said David Parker, Wachovia’s regional president for Eastern North Carolina. “We are so pleased to be able to partner Continue reading →

ECU Educators’ Text Chosen for Superintendent Program

A book co-authored by two East Carolina University education professors has been selected as general leadership text for a UNC program designed to prepare experienced principals for superintendency. The UNC Center for School Leadership will use “Leading with Emotion” (Scarecrow Press, 2002), co-written by James O. McDowelle and Kermit G. Buckner, in its Leadership Program for Future Superintendents sessions of the Principals’ Executive Program (PEP) in June. “Of all the arenas in which leaders function, the education environment is one of the most highly emotional,” Continue reading →

NC QUEST Grant Offers Training

East Carolina University’s College of Education has been awarded a $210,827 grant that will offer professional development opportunities to math and science teachers who work in low-income school districts. The grant from NC QUEST (Quality Educators through Staff Development and Training across North Carolina) was awarded through the UNC Division of University-School Programs and the Center for School Leadership Development. Funding for the “Rural Initiative in Math and Science” project came from federal resources designed to promote initiatives of the national No Child Left Behind Continue reading →

ECU College of Education Expands Rural “Revitalise” Project

East Carolina University’s College of Education will receive $400,000 to continue an innovative technology initiative designed to address the issues of retention and renewal of teachers in rural communities. The REVITALISE program (Rural Educators using Visualization to Inspire Teacher Advancement and Learning to Improve Science and Mathematics Education) is a joint effort between ECU and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois to help teachers integrate cutting-edge technologies into the curriculum and expand the scope of science and mathematics education in Continue reading →