COE Students Initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia by 15 student and faculty leaders. The founders formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness.  OΔK was the first college honor society of a national Continue reading →

ECU Library Science Program Receives $490k Grant

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced that the Library Science degree program in the College of Education at East Carolina University is the recipient of a 2014 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian (LB21) grant for the project “North Carolina Economically Disadvantaged and Diversity Scholarships.” The IMLS awarded ECU $492,324 in funding that will support library science recruitment efforts and full-tuition scholarships at ECU for 30 incoming master of library science (MLS) students with the first cohort starting fall 2014. The grant has Continue reading →

2014 College of Education Faculty and Student Research Showcase

On April 2nd, the Faculty and Students of the College of Education had the opportunity to showcase the research they have been working on. Below is a listing of the presentations that were available at the Showcase. Presenters and Research Studies Faculty invited paper presentation (4:15-5:00): Dr. Kaye Dotson & Dr. Hui Bian: Supervision on Site:  A Critical Factor in the Online Facilitated Internship Faculty invited round table presentation (5:00-5:45): Dr. Martin Reardon: Crumbling Barriers: A Comparative Study of International Teachers’ Experience of Educational Leadership Continue reading →

Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit Held at Joyner Library

The 9th Annual TRC (Teaching Resource Center) Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit was held on February 8 at Joyner Library. The summit provided a variety of roundtable discussions on current topics for K-12 school media personnel. Facilitated by experts in the profession, these sessions also encourage attendees to bring resources to share. Among those presenting were ECU MLS (Masters in Library Science) faculty Drs. Jami Jones, Gail Munde, Lou Sua, and Elaine Yontz. Several ECU MLS graduates also presented: Joann Absi, Sedley Abercrombie, Joanna Gerakios, Suzanne Rusnak, Continue reading →

Service-Learning Component to MSA Degree Recognized

The master of school administration degree (MSA) in the College of Education prepares individuals to become school leaders. The MSA degree includes a significant service-learning component that requires students to complete six student service learning projects (SLP) in schools. Megan Newman, a Principal Fellow student, is conducting ongoing training sessions with beginning teachers at Wintergreen Primary School and Wintergreen Intermediate School in Greenville, N.C., as part of her SLP. Through this project, Newman aspires to improve teaching and learning in the participants’ classrooms and provide Continue reading →

Student, Alumni, and Faculty Accolades

Jen Smyth, a current master of arts in education student studying English education and Teacher Consultant with the Tar River Writing Project, is featured in International Reading Association’s Reading Today Online publication. Click here for the full story written by Terry Atkinson, associate professor and graduate director in the College of Education. Smyth is also a teacher at the Hertford County Early College High School and was named the North Carolina English Teachers Association’s 2013 Outstanding English Teacher award winner. Click here to learn more Continue reading →

Online Programs Recognized

The College of Education has been recognized as a top college for teacher education by the Online College Database’s new ranking, “Top Colleges in North Carolina Shaping the Next Generation.” The organization honors the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals in 2012. To view the results, click here. Two programs in the College of Education were rated as “best buys” in a report released by geteducated.com that has ranked online colleges and universities with affordable online degree programs. Continue reading →

IT Alumnus Wins Graduate Distance Fellowship Award

Rob Moore has been selected for a fellowship award from Western Carolina University.  Rob is a 2013 graduate of the Masters of Science in Instructional Technology program at ECU. He currently works as an instructional designer with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government. He has worked at UNC since 2004 and joined the School’s Instructional Support team in September 2010. In his current position, he collaborates with faculty on integrating innovative technology to support their work in face-to-face, blended, and 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 →