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Welcome to the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education & History Education!

Welcome to the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education (LEHE)! Our department supports forward-thinking instruction, researches significant topics and issues, provides clinical experiences for the application of knowledge in instructional settings, and encourages life-long professional growth and reflection.

The Literacy Studies (READ) offers courses and professional experiences in all areas of literacy and literacy instruction. Embedded within many programs, our courses can lead to completion of a Reading Concentration, eligibility for the North Carolina A-Level Reading License, and the online MAEd in Reading Education degree.

The English Education (ENED) program provides opportunities to learn about and experience secondary English/language arts in public schools. Three levels of students are enrolled in our courses.  Undergraduate English education majors pursue a double major: a BS in English, Secondary Education degree, and a BS in English. Licensure only students, who already hold an undergraduate degree, earn a North Carolina license in Secondary English. Graduate students simultaneously earn a Master of Arts degree and an NC license to teach high school English.

The History Education (HIED) program provides important social studies experiences in instructional settings. Similar to the English Education program, students may pursue a BS in History, Secondary Education, and also earn a BS in History.  Licensure only students qualify for a license to teach secondary History, and at the graduate level, the Master of Arts in Teaching students in History Education earn a graduate degree and licensure to teach high school History.

The MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction Degree Program offers advanced study in curriculum and instruction with specified concentrations to individuals who hold an undergraduate degree and a teaching license in their field. Our teacher candidates learn instructional processes and tools that prepare departmental, school, or district teacher leaders in their chosen field. Current concentrations include English Education (ENED) with eligibility for 9-12 English Education advanced licensure and History/Social Studies Education (HIED) with eligibility for 9-12 Social Studies advanced licensure. The program’s face-to-face and online courses may be completed either on a part- or full-time basis.

Our exemplary program and faculty prepare world-class teachers and scholars. Please visit our program and join us!

Department News
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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 →

Dialogues
ECU reading education faculty member works with veterans, families & WWII survivors in Saipan
Dr. Anne Ticknor, ECU associate professor in reading education, completed a second trip to Saipan to implement a second series of the discussion program, War in the Pacific: A Difficult Heritage. This program, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Standing Together initiative, is unique in that it targets a poorly represented and supported veteran community – Indigenous Pacific Islanders. According to the U.S. Census there are 27, 469 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander veterans living in the United States, and 685 in Saipan. Continue reading →

Homecoming
Spend Homecoming with the College of Education this Saturday
East Carolina University’s 2017 Homecoming is this Saturday, Oct. 21, and we at the College of Education are preparing for our annual Breakfast on the Porch! All College of Education students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to join us for breakfast on the front porch of Speight Building from 8:30-10 a.m as we celebrate ECU and watch the homecoming parade march down Fifth Street. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Lisa Marie Hagan at 252-737-4799, or email haganl@ecu.edu.

COE Diversity
Join us for the Diversity Committee Fall Speaker Event
Diversity Committee Fall Speaker Event Brown Bag Session Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:30 – 1:30 Speight 203 The College of Education Diversity Committee invites you to the first session of our 2017-2018 Speaker Series. In our first session through a conversational format, Dr. Mikakka Overstreet will share her work and insights on cultural diversity and equity. There will be time for questions and discussion. This brown bag session is a chance for the college community to engage in dialogue and gain new insights on diversity Continue reading →

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For more information about our programs, please contact:
COE Academic Success Center
coeadvising@ecu.edu

252-328-0067

or

Ms. Amy Mansfield
Administrative Support Associate
205 Speight Building
mansfielda@ecu.edu