New master’s program is designed for practicing teachers

East Carolina University’s College of Education is offering practicing teachers a way to earn their master’s degree in just over a year. The Department of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education is seeking 20 outstanding teachers to begin courses this summer focusing on teacher leadership. Applicants must hold an elementary teaching license to apply. Applications are due April 15. All courses are online for the six-semester schedule beginning Summer First Session and ending in Summer Second Session 2018. The intent is that students can complete the Continue reading →

Latham Clinical Schools Network Benefits Students

The 20th anniversary of the Latham Clinical Schools Network Started with nine school system partners in 1996-97, when state teacher education programs were restructured from a 10-week student teaching requirement to a yearlong senior year experience In 2017: 43 school systems On average, 480 ECU student teachers are placed in schools each year< About 9,600 students have participated since the network began 20 years ago Named for career educators and ECU alumni (the late) Walter and Daisy Carson Latham of Bethel

Student Council for Exceptional Children members attend NCCEC Conference

Students from ECU’s Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) attended the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Conference on January 19th and 20th, 2017 in Wilmington, NC. Eight students volunteered at the conference by assisting the session speakers and helping to raise money for scholarships. A highlight for many students was attending the keynote address by Dr. Diane Browder, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who is one of the authors of a textbook used in one of their special education Continue reading →

Sarah Owens named Masa Teaching Fellow

Congratulations to our College of Education Senior, Sarah Owens who has been accepted into the Masa Israel Teaching Fellows program. Sarah is an Elementary Education major with a concentration in reading. Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is a 10-month fellowship for college graduates between the ages of 21 and 30. Through this program, Sarah will be teaching English to grades 3-8 in Rishon LeZion which is the 4th largest city in Israel.  She will be teaching 4 days a week, and taking Hebrew classes weekly. Sarah Continue reading →

Making the Most of Campus Time with our Distance Education SECU Partnership East Students

In December, the College of Education welcomed the return of the SECU Partnership East Virtual Full-time Elementary 5 cohort for their second visit to campus following their Orientation in May. These full time distance education students spent the morning with their advisor prior to their Upper Division Interview with faculty. The remainder of the day was devoted to resources and recreation at ECU’s Teaching Resources Center (TRC) located on the second floor of Joyner Library. While at the TRC, the students explored the variety of Continue reading →

Why Should You Get Your Master’s Degree in Education?

Update: Interest in the MAEd program has been quite strong! We now anticipate forming two cohorts starting in Summer 2017.  For more information, contact Dr. Carol Greene at greeneh@ecu.edu or 252-328-5316. In recent years in NC, it has been harder than ever to feel appreciated as teachers. With little to no pay raises for many of the last ten years, and with the pay raise for having a master’s degree removed by our state legislature, many teachers have forgone doing advanced study or earning a Continue reading →

Marsh Wins NCCTM Eastern Region Outstanding Mathematics Education Student Award

Sarah Marsh, a senior BS Mathematics Education major at East Carolina, has been named the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) Eastern Region Outstanding Mathematics Education Student Award. Sarah is not only a mathematics education major at ECU, she is a triple major: mathematics education, mathematics, and psychology. The NCCTM student award is an effort to encourage student enjoyment of mathematics and mathematics education and it recognizes outstanding mathematics education students at colleges and universities across the state. Each college and university with Continue reading →

Amanda Blakely named first North Carolina Student Teacher of the Year

Amanda Blakely, 2016 ECU Graduate in Birth-Kindergarten, was named the first North Carolina Student Teacher of the Year by North Carolina Association for Colleges and Teacher Educators (NC-ACTE) at their Fall forum on September 21 in Raleigh, NC. The NC-ACTE is the organization that unites teacher educators in both public and private colleges and universities, staff and faculty in state created initiatives and consortia, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, according to their website. Each member institution in good standing may nominate one candidate for Continue reading →

ECU College of Education honors scholarship recipients and donors

More than 100 students in East Carolina University’s College of Education have received a record amount of scholarship support for the upcoming academic year. This year, more than $550,000 in merit and need-based scholarships was distributed to 106 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral education students. The awards range from $250 to $20,000 with some open to all education students while others are earmarked for specific education majors or programs. “Attracting the best students and ensuring access to an East Carolina University education rank among our highest Continue reading →