Celebrating Diverse Books!

In teaching literacy courses in the College of Education, I am always thinking about the importance of examining literacy learning in our diverse world. In recent years an emphasis has been placed on the need for more diverse texts for students (Cooperative Children’s Book Council, 2015). As teacher educators, in our work to prepare future teachers for the diverse classrooms they will encounter, it is important to provide them with tools and resources for integrating diverse texts in classrooms. Rudine Sims’ seminal work (1990) on Continue reading →

Faulconer Honored by Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce

At the 47th Annual Meeting of the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Johna Faulconer, an Associate Professor in the College of Education at East Carolina University was presented the Howard Best award for outstanding contributions to the work of the Chamber Board of Directors. Faulconer, a chamber member for over a decade, is serving a second term as the vice chair of the education committee. During her tenure, Faulconer has promoted partnerships between and among chamber committees, schools, area businesses, and elected officials. 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 →

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      

Chambers: A Faculty Member’s Banner Year

For many, 2016 will be a year to be remembered for a number of reasons, but for Dr. Crystal R. Chambers, an Associate Professor of Higher Educational Leadership at East Carolina University, the year was bookended with two signature accomplishments. First, in January, Dr. Chambers, along with colleague Dr. Sydney Freeman, Jr. (University of Idaho) launched the Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education (JPSTE).  The Journal’s focus is teaching and learning within higher education as a field of study, the development of 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 →

IHAT Center Presents at NCCEC 2017

The Irene Howell Assistive Technology (IHAT) Center staff members gave three poster presentations at the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children (NCCEC) Conference in Wilmington, NC on January 19, 2017. The presentations, titled: Create, Ride, Calm, Still the Waves using Universally Designed Technology as AT to Support 1) Literacy, 2) Behavior, and 3) Communication, focused on sharing and demonstrating a variety of iPad apps that are helpful for supporting these three areas for students with and without disabilities. The sessions were well received by conference participants. Continue reading →

Job Posting – Executive Director of ECU Lab School

Executive Director ECU Lab School College of Education Vacancy 002586 NC General Statue Chapter 116, Article 29 A (116-239.5), provided for the establishment of eight university laboratory schools with the mission “improving student performance in local school administrative units with low performing schools by providing an enhanced education program for students residing in those units and providing exposure and training for teachers and principals to successfully address challenges existing in high need school settings. The laboratory school shall provide an opportunity for research, demonstration, student Continue reading →