ECU in the National Spotlight for edTPA

2013 National edTPA Implementation Conference. Learn more about the implementation of edTPA at the ECU College of Education. This national conference was held November 1-2 at the University of San Diego. Over 400 representatives from higher education participated in this event, where those new to edTPA and experienced users asked difficult questions and shared strategies and best practices with colleagues from across the country. The videos and PowerPoint presentations below are highlights from the conference. Please share them with your colleagues and other stakeholders to Continue reading →

ECU Hosts Lawmakers to Evaluate New Teacher Program

Story by Sara Dodrill, WITN Lawmakers Evaluate State-Funded Mentoring Program (full video story). A group of state lawmakers stopped by a Pitt County school on Wednesday. The legislators spoke with teachers and school administrators about a state-funded mentoring program and whether it’s paying off. The New Teacher Support Program was created by ECU’s College of Education. It’s designed to help beginning teachers by providing them with a coach who guides them through their first few years as an educator. Several teachers at Wellcome Middle School Continue reading →

ECU’s Teacher Education Programs Take Center Stage at National Education Conference

At the annual AACTE conference, ECU faculty led a Major Forum on Taking Charge of Change in teacher preparation and numerous other sessions. The Major Forum, Taking Charge of Change in Educator Preparation: Reinvention, Reform, and Strengthened Collaboration, focused on highlighting how innovative programs are reforming their practice with an eye to improving PK-12 student achievement and experiences. Participants in the weekend discussion included Dr. Kristen Cuthrell, ECU; Laurie Edmondson, Drury University; Mary Gendernalik-Cooper, University of Mary Washington; Roy Jones, Call Me Mister Program; Charles Peck, University of Washington Seattle.  Dr. Ann Bullock, ECU, Continue reading →

Felicia Buckner

Felicia Buckner, an elementary education major and State Employee Credit Union Partnership East student, graduated in December after an accident that left her with brain and back injuries and a widow four years ago. Buckner has overcome huge obstacles to fulfill her passion of becoming a teacher and graduate from the College of Education at ECU. She shared her story in December with WLOS news in Asheville.

Elementary Education Graduate Featured

College of Education elementary education graduate, Whitney Brown ’13, is featured in the article below that appeared on the front page of the N&O yesterday. The article also includes information on the NC New Teacher Support Program ( in which ECU serves as a regional partner by supporting 170 beginning teachers throughout 11 counties. For the full story, click here:

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 Professor joins Teacher Educator Standards Commission

Greenville, NC – Jane Carol Manner, associate elementary education professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, has been selected by the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) to participate on the Teacher Educator Standards Commission for 2005-2006. The Commission, which works to refine current standards of practice for teacher educators nationally and develop appropriate assessment devices for each standard, is divided into three teams. Each team is dedicated to one of the group’s three strands of activities. The Standards Writing Team reviews current literature and Continue reading →