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Welcome!Katherine Misulis

Welcome to the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education! Our department offers an excellent academic experience delivered by outstanding faculty!

Please visit each area on our department website for more information about the programs and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level students. Included within our website is additional important information related to professional development and outreach.

The Literacy Studies (READ) area of our department offers courses and professional experiences in all areas of literacy and literacy instruction. Reading courses are included within many programs and can lead to completion of a Reading Concentration, eligibility for the North Carolina A-Level Reading License and the M-Level Reading License, as well as the M.A.Ed. in Reading Education degree, which is online.

The English Education (ENED) area provides significant opportunities to acquire knowledge and experience with secondary English education programs in schools. Students may pursue a B.S. in English, Secondary Education degree, and at the graduate level, the M.A.Ed. in English Education and the M.A.T. in English Education degrees.

The History Education (HIED) area provides important social studies experiences in instructional settings. Students may pursue a B.S. in History, Secondary Education, and at the graduate level, the M.A.Ed. in History Education and the M.A.T. in History Education.

Our department is committed to providing development of a rich knowledge base, exploration of significant issues and topics through research, opportunities for application of knowledge through clinical experiences within instructional settings, and encouragement of life-long professional growth and reflection.We are very proud of our program, our faculty, and we are honored to learn and grow with the learners with whom we serve. Please visit our program and please join us!

Sincerely,

Katherine E. Misulis, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education
Telephone: (252) 328-6128
Email: misulisk@ecu.edu


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On: 18 Nov 2014 13:00
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ICYMI: Implementing edTPA in Small Teacher Prep Programs

On: 07 Nov 2014 13:00
In small teacher preparation programs, the issue of implementation and scale-up of using a standardized performance assessment, like edTPA, can be challenging.  Peck and McDonald (2013) found one of the most significant outcomes of implementing a standardized performance assessment was faculty-initiated change. In small teacher preparation programs – those with five or fewer faculty and […]

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ICYMI – Co-Teaching, “A New Model for Student Teaching.”

On: 31 Oct 2014 12:00
The fall 2013 issue of ECU’s East magazine featured the Co-Teaching initiative in the ECU College of Education as an exciting and innovative new practice, “A New Model for Student Teaching.” Co-Teaching provides a comprehensive and rigorous experience for interns and enhances the quality of learning for P12 students. The Co-Teaching partnership enables clinical teachers […]

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CAEP Prep: Meeting Standard 1 – Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions

On: 29 Oct 2014 12:00
Since the 2006 NCATE visit, the ECU EPP developed several of its Pirate CODE innovations as specific enhancements to current curricula to improve program quality and address significant issues in the field. Several Pirate CODE innovations influence how the EPP meets Standard 1: Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Disposition. This post highlights two Pirate CODE innovations […]

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2014 Fall Clinical Teacher Conference and the 32nd Annual Mary Lois Staton Reading/Language Arts Conference a Success

On: 17 Oct 2014 18:00
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