Education students receive outstanding student research awards

College of Education students Jeanann Woodard and Zachary Dale have been awarded prizes by Joyner Library for outstanding student research. The eighth annual Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize for student research winners were announced at an April 5 ceremony in Joyner’s Special Collections Reading Room. Established by the late Ann Schwarzmann to honor William and Emily Rhem and Theodore and Ann Schwarzmann, the Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize recognizes outstanding research papers written by sophomores, juniors and seniors at East Carolina University. Eligibility criteria required students to use the library’s special Continue reading →

Special Education Students Explore Practicum Teaching Experiences in Northern Ireland

College of Education juniors in the special education program traveled to Northern Ireland from Feb. 24 to March 11 as part of a pilot study to explore international practicum teaching experiences and learn more about the education system for students with mild and moderate disabilities. Students Ashley Algard, Heather Aycock, Jaclyn Caryl, Allie Marinello, Logan Mosely and Alexa Weis along with faculty members Debbie Metcalf and Dr. Stacy Weiss visited four schools, a homework club, a center for students with significant behavioral difficulties and an Continue reading →

Special education major receives Bassman Honors Thesis Award

Sarah Bonin, a College of Education student majoring in special education from Cary, has received the 2016-2017 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award. One student is selected each year for the outstanding senior Honors College thesis or project and a $500 award. Bonin created a reading and math curriculum for students in third through fifth grades, and is believed to be the first education student to win the award, said Dr. Guili Zhang, professor and interim chair of the Department of Special Education, Foundations and Continue reading →

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 →