NCTQ Recognizes ECU Teacher Quality

By Jane Dail Thursday, June 19, 2014 A nationwide study of college teaching prep programs ranked one East Carolina University program among the top 15. The National Council on Teaching Quality (NCTQ) released its second annual Teacher Prep Review this week after analyzing 2,400 elementary, secondary and special education programs at 1,127 institutions across the country. ECU’s undergraduate special education program ranked 12th in the nation, tying with Fort Hayes State University’s undergraduate elementary education program, Montclair State University’s graduate secondary education program, and Austin Peay Continue reading →

ECU Pirate Profile: Jessica Chirico

Jessica Chirico promotes literacy through her EC Scholars internship. Jessica Chirico, a senior studying English at East Carolina University, chose to incorporate her passion for literature into her final collegiate internship. Chirico worked with the instructional coach at G.R. Whitfield Elementary School in Grimesland, to identify the classroom that needed her assistance the most – a third grade class where most of the students are below the average reading level. The full profile is the available at ECU’s news website.

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 →

Business, Marketing, and Info Technology Ed Conference

The 31st Annual Atlantic Coast Business, Marketing, and Information Technology Education Conference was held at the North Raleigh Hilton on February 27 and 28. This annual event was sponsored by the Department of Information and Library Science at ECU and was huge success. The conference theme was Digital Literacy for Developing 21st Century Skills. Approximately 150 business and marketing education teachers and librarians attended the conference. The conference consisted of over 40 concurrent sessions addressing topics ranging from technology, financial literacy, teaching strategies, and trends 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 →

Counselor Education Earns CACREP Accreditation

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a national accrediting body for professional preparation programs within academic institutions, has granted accreditation to the following master of science programs in the Department of Higher, Adult, and Counselor Education (HACE) in the College of Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling School Counseling Student Affairs and College Counseling The decision to pursue CACREP accreditation began approximately seven years ago when Counselor Education faculty determined that for long-term sustainability, and for the benefit of students within 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 →