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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!

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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      

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2017 Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute
East Carolina University’s College of Education Reading Education Program Area hosted the spring 2017 Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute on February 4th for undergraduate students in the ECU College of Education and Literacy Leaders from the Latham Clinical Schools Network. District Literacy Leaders examined literacy instruction in public schools and strategies for improving teaching practices in workshop roundtables while the session for students included a review of the development and progression of literacy skills and instruction needed to be successful on the standard reading exam Continue reading →

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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

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College of Education online graduate education programs highest ranked in North Carolina
GREENVILLE, N.C. (1/10/2017) – East Carolina University’s online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs have been recognized among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. ECU’s online graduate programs in business, criminal justice, education and nursing as well as the online bachelor’s degrees are listed in U.S. News 2017 Best Online Programs announced Jan. 10. ECU’s online criminal justice graduate program placed the highest in North Carolina and tied for 15 out of 55 schools ranked. Dr. William Bloss, professor and chair of the Continue reading →

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Mandatory Intern II Seminar Moved to Jan. 13th due to Impending Weather
Due to projected inclement weather for this weekend, the Mandatory Seminar for Intern II’s has been changed from Monday, January 9th to Friday, January 13th. An updated Spring Internship II Calendar has been posted at www.ecu.edu/cs-educ/oce/interns.cfm

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For more information about our programs, please contact:

COE Academic Success Center
coeadvising@ecu.edu
252-328-0067, or

Ms. Teresa Woolverton
Administrative Support Associate
252-328-6181
woolvertont@ecu.edu