New COE Secondary TQP Article Published

Drs. Dan Boudah, Lori Flint, Melissa Engleman, and David Gabbard (Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research), collaborated on a paper entitled School-University Partnership for Implementation of Common Core State Standards, which was recently published in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. The full text article can be found here in :  Vol. 4 No. 7(1).   http://www.ijhssnet.com/index.php/archives.html

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 →

Journal of Curriculum and Instruction Issue Published

The editorial team of the Journal of Curriculum and Instruction is delighted to announce publication of a new special topic issue, Performance Assessment of Pre-Service and In-Service Educators. Sharilyn C. Steadman is the lead editor for this issue. It is available at http://www.joci.ecu.edu. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest. The Point of View, “Assessment of Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers,” offers a brief historical perspective of previous reform movements Continue reading →

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 →

Institute Features ECU Assistive Technology Students

The Irene Howell Assistive Technology (IHAT) Center presented on assistive technology at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) New Special Education Directors Institute on April 9, 2014 in New Bern, NC. Led by the Director of the IHAT Center, Dr. Laura King, undergraduate student members of the IHAT staff, including Ayla Allen, André Anglin, Bridget Corrigan, Sara Farwell, Rob Hicks, Chloe Morgan, and Murphy Newton, presented to 40 new Special Education Directors through engaging and interactive breakout sessions, allowing the new directors to Continue reading →

Presentations Related to Gifted and Talented Education Given at National Convention

Dr. Lori Flint chaired a discussion in Philadelphia at AERA entitled, “Psychosocial Topics in Giftedness, Creativity and Talent,” on April 7th. She presented a second session later that week at the CEC convention called, “Learning From Experience: How Studying Chronic Underachievers Helps Us Help Our Children,” on April 10th, also in Philadelphia.  Both sessions were related to her primary research interests of giftedness, talent development, and creativity. Dr. Flint also currently serves on the Board of the North Carolina Association for Gifted and Talented.

Becky Taylor ’76, ’80 Featured in EC Alumni Magazine

“The Early Bird Gets the Worm”—After graduating early from ECU, Becky Taylor ’76, ’80 is successfully impacting education  Becky Taylor is no stranger to East Carolina University. Having multiple family members as ECU graduates, Taylor knew that it was where she wanted to attend. “I knew from the beginning that I wanted to go to ECU. My aunt and grandma both graduated from ECU. It was very easy for me to make that decision. I wanted to major in special education, and I knew ECU Continue reading →

Spread the Word to End the Word

The ECU chapter of Student-Council for Exceptional Children (S-CEC) held a Spread the Word to End the Word campus awareness event on March 5th in front of Dowdy Student Stores. S-CEC members, who are mostly special education majors, shared information with students and faculty about this national campaign to end the use of the “r-word,” referring to the words retard and retarded, and to raise awareness of its hurtfulness. They encouraged people to stop by, gain information, and sign the pledge poster. They handed out Continue reading →

College of Education Hosts Counselor Connection Day 2014

. On March 7th, the College of Education hosted Counselor Connection Day 2014 for high school counselors in the Latham Clinical School Network. Since Special Education (SPED) is an area in high demand, faculty from this program were invited to share information about opportunities for earning a degree in SPED from ECU. Dr. Chan Evans presented highlights of the undergraduate Adapted and General Curriculum programs. What is special about Special Education at ECU? from East Carolina University – College of Education  

Pirate Profile: Vasti Rodriguez

Vasti wants to address the needs of special education students In the future, graduate student Vasti Rodriguez hopes to educate college students about special education, conduct research and implement change. Rodriguez will couple the education received at East Carolina University with her experience in the education system in the Dominican Republic to become a great teacher.