SEADAP Science Fair 2018

The Science Education Against Drug Abuse Partnership (SEADAP) program, which started in 2014, held its Third Annual Science Fair on January 25th, 2018 on the campus of East Carolina University. The goals of the NIH/NIDA/SEDPA grant-funded project are to increase student knowledge about drug addiction and to increase student interest in biomedical research and careers. J.H. Rose High School student Aleksandra (Aleks) Jones, left, and Greene Early College High School student Lailani Cruz-Alvarez, right, receive feedback on their project from ECU student judges. SEADAP students began conducting scientific research Continue reading →

Counselor Faculty Members Honored at Annual Conference

East Carolina University College of Education’s Dr. Scott Glass received The Ella Stephens Barrett Award at the North Carolina Counseling Association’s annual conference in Durham, NC on Feb. 1. The award is the highest honor given by NCCA and recognizes excellence in professional leadership and service to the counseling profession. Glass is the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions at ECU, past president of the NCCA, review board member of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work, ACA, NCCA, and group work division member for Continue reading →

College of Education online programs ranked high by U.S. News and World Report

Online graduate programs in business, criminal justice, education and nursing at East Carolina University have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The magazine announced its 2018 Best Online Programs on Jan. 9. ECU’s online bachelor’s degree program also was recognized. “ECU is known as North Carolina’s leader in distance education,” said Dr. Ron Mitchelson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “We have invested heavily to make sure that our online offerings are of the highest quality. We Continue reading →

Owens named recipient of Council for Exceptional Children Award

Dr. Tosha Owens, East Carolina University assistant professor of special education, was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Research, Student Research Award in the area of Single-Subject Design. Through a blind-review process, Owens received the award for her paper entitled, “Tiered Teacher Coaching on the Implementation of a Self-Monitoring Strategy with Students At Risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.” The Council for Exceptional Children is a national, professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children Continue reading →

Support the ECU Lab School this Holiday Season

  As the Holidays quickly approach many of us start thinking about how we can help our neighbors in need. A CRITICAL need has arisen at the ECU Lab School. We need a small emergency clothing closet and toiletry pantry for our students. Clothing needs include shirts, pants, underwear, and socks. Many of our students also need warm coats and shoes. A well-stocked toiletry pantry that includes toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and feminine hygiene supplies is also needed. Clothing sizes for both boys and girls in Continue reading →

Drs. Rhodes and Schmidt Recognized at National Adult Education Conference

Dr. Christy Rhodes, East Carolina University assistant professor of adult education, was recognized for her work as conference chair of the 2017 American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) conference. This year’s conference was held in Memphis, Tennessee, from Oct. 30 through Nov. 3. Rhodes was the first non-AAACE Board of Directors member to serve as conference chair (a role previously held by the organization’s president-elect). She will serve as past-conference chair for the 2018 AAACE conference, to be held in Myrtle Beach, South Continue reading →

Dr. Zhang conducts workshop at American Evaluation Association annual conference

Dr. Guili Zhang, East Carolina University College of Education Chair of the Department of Special Education, Foundations and Research, conducted a workshop at the American Evaluation Association annual conference in Washington, DC, Nov. 6-11. Zhang’s workshop focused on “Conducting Sound Evaluations using the Context, Input, Process and Product Evaluation Model.” Zhang also attended the “Meet the Authors” event and held a book signing session for her book, “The CIPP Evaluation Model: How to Evaluate for Improvement and Accountability.” Dr. Guili Zhang has been serving as Continue reading →

Representative Farmer-Butterfield Leads Mock Legislative Session with College of Education Scholars

The issues of teacher salaries and class sizes were debated in a mock legislative session with over 40 East Carolina University College of Education students inside the Rivers Building on Monday, Nov. 13. North Carolina Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Pitt, Wilson, was invited by the ECU College of Education to lead the mock legislative session covering some of the primary issues facing the education profession in North Carolina. After a brief explanation of the bill process within the North Carolina General Assembly from Farmer-Butterfield, the students split Continue reading →

The Magic of Mursion

Junior EC Scholar Meghan Lower reflects on her experiences using the Mursion Lab at the ECU College of Education. My first experience with Mursion was through a simulated job interview. Even though I used the word simulated, I certainly did not feel as if it was a simulation. The interview was very authentic, as I received personalized feedback in real time as if were a real interview. The avatar that interviewed me had appropriate gestures and body language that reflected what it was saying. Honestly, Continue reading →

A Critical Analysis of Rural Poverty

Imagine being a child, having to stand at the bus stop in 5am darkness, take an hour and a half long bus ride on an empty stomach, and come to school having to fully focus in the classroom?  Where would the child focus his or her attention when in the classroom?  According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the most fundamental basis to attend to is one’s physiological needs, if not, the human body cannot function effectively.  Children living in rural poverty often face food and Continue reading →