‘WHAT YOU WEAR’ Researchers study the impact of young students wearing lab coats

An East Carolina University researcher is looking into how elementary school students view themselves as scientists and engineers when wearing lab coats. Dr. Tammy Lee, assistant professor of science education in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education in the ECU College of Education, has teamed up with colleagues at N.C. State University and The College of New Jersey for the study. This spring, 300 fifth-graders and five teachers in four schools in Pitt County have participated. “We know that there is some 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 →

Innovative University: the Advanced Degree Programs International Educators Need and Deserve

College of Education faculty members presented at the AASSA (Association of American Schools in South America) Educator’s Conference in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on March 31 and April 1. Dr. Matthew Militello, Wells Fargo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership; Dr. Len Annetta, Taft Distinguished Professor of Science Education; and Dr. Daniel Dickerson, Associate Professor of Science Education led a session, “Innovative University: The Advanced Degree Programs International Educators Need and Deserve.” “International educators face unique challenges as consumers of advanced degrees,” said Dr. Annetta. “These Continue reading →

Participants of the Science Education Against Drug Abuse Partnership (SEADAP) project earn awards

Six students conducted independent research during the 2016-2017 academic year after school SEADAP program on the campus of East Carolina University. Kyra Miles (D.H. Conley) Shinjini Misra (D.H .Conley) and Caroline Doherty (J.H. Rose) earned first place in the Regional Science Fair on February 11, 2017 held at ECU and the title of their project was “Effects of Red Bull on Dugesia Dorotosephala”. Bishop Miles (DH Conley), Lucas Mebane (JH Rose) and Taylor Hill (Greene Central) earned second place and the title of their project Continue reading →

College of Education Learning Colloquium – Monday March 27

Make plans to join your COE colleagues  for our COE Learning Colloquium on Monday afternoon, March 27th, 12:30 – 2:30pm! There will be presentations on a variety of topics – most offered in repeated concurrent workshops.  The COE Learning Colloquium offers something for everyone – staff, faculty, students – please make plans to be there! Schedule 12:30 – 1:15pm  Concurrent Forums I 1:15 – 1:45pm    Welcome by Dean Hayes, Dialogue, & Refreshments in Speight 203 1:45 – 2:30pm   Concurrent Forums II Concurrent Forums I Batten Rm – Continue reading →

Second Annual SEADAP Science Fair held at ECU

The Science Education Against Drug Abuse Partnership (SEADAP) program held its Second Annual Science Fair on January 26th, 2017 on the campus of East Carolina University. The goals of the NIH/NIDA grant-funded project are to increase student knowledge about drug addiction and to increase student interest in biomedical research and careers. Greene Central High School student Taylor Hill and Pitt County High School students Bishop (BJ) Miles and Lucas Mebane, left, middle, and Pitt County High School student Shinjini Misra, right, receive feedback on their project from ECU student Continue reading →

ECU professors ‘rocket back to earth’ during NASA simulation

Three East Carolina University College of Education faculty members spent Jan. 18 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, learning about simulations for astronaut training and vehicle design. Daniel Dickerson, Patricia Slagter Van Tryon and Abbie Brown from the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education toured several NASA project areas: the rapid prototype lab developing and testing controls for the Orion spacecraft; the space vehicle mockup facility that includes full-scale simulations of the International Space Station and Orion; the Human Exploration Research Continue reading →

Pursue your passion for teaching!

The College of Education began more than 100 years ago, when East Carolina University was founded as the East Carolina Teachers Training School, and its proud history continues to this day. Whatever path you’re on, ECU has the resources and experience to help you become an outstanding educator. We encourage you to view and share the video below with all those who aspire to be Pirate Educators! Youtube link with CC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-0F-E7nCTA      

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

COE Faculty Member Authors New Edition of a Classic Textbook

Abbie Brown, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education, recently published, Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction, 11th Edition. Dr. Brown is one of four contributing authors. “It’s a great honor to be an author for this text,” said Brown. “The book’s first edition came out in 1980 and it’s been a popular foundational text in teacher education programs ever since.” Dr. Brown joined the author team in 2002 for the seventh edition.   His contributions include content related Continue reading →