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Literacy Education

The Reading Program Area at East Carolina University offers many opportunities for professional development in all areas of literacy and literacy instruction. Reading courses are included within many programs and include coursework leading to North Carolina A-Level Licensure and, in the M.A.Ed. in Reading Education degree, M-Level Reading Licensure. For more information, please contact Area Coordinator for Reading Dr. Johna Faulconer by email or at (252)328-5570.

Registration for READ Courses

For help with registering for reading education courses, contact the Academic Success Center for undergraduate level courses and Dr. Elizabeth Swaggerty ( for graduate level courses.

Reading CEU Modules

An exciting opportunity to earn CEU credit! Modules are developed by a team comprised of one ECU Faculty member and one master public school teacher. Each module requires approximately 10 hours of work in order to earn one (1) CEU of credit toward license renewal. This CEU will meet the literacy requirement. For more information visit Division of Continuing Studies.


For more information, contact:

Dr. Johna Faulconer
Program Area Coordinator
233 Speight Building

Mrs. Emily-Lynn Adkins
Administrative Support Associate

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English and History Education Students Attend Retreat

On: 30 Nov 2015 19:35
Students and faculty from the English Education (ENED) and History Education (HIED) programs in the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education participated in a senior I methods retreat November 20-21 at the Pocosin Arts Riverside Lodge in Columbia, NC. More than two dozen undergraduate, licensure only, and Master of Arts in Teaching […]

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From the TRC: Reluctant Readers

On: 19 Nov 2015 19:12
It’s the third Thursday of the month and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight another service or resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center (TRC) has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. Today we’ll cover one of our newest bibliographies, Reluctant Readers. The TRC has created, and constantly updates, an extensive list […]

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College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony – December 19, 2015

On: 03 Nov 2015 21:07
The College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2015 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The faculty and staff of the College of Education are pleased to present a special Graduate Recognition Ceremony (GRC) for our graduates. The ceremony will feature individual recognition of College of Education […]

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2015 NC Teacher of the Year Keana Triplett

College of Education hosts the 2015 NC Teacher of the Year

On: 03 Nov 2015 17:33
On October 19, 2015, Ms. Keana Triplett, the 2015 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year, visited East Carolina University. Over sixty students attended Ms.Triplett’s inspiring keynote address which was featured as a part of the Teacher Toolbox Workshop series, offered by the College of Education. A North Carolina Teaching Fellows graduate, Triplett […]

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Teach for Changency is an Educational Community to Promote Change

On: 22 Oct 2015 17:32
Dr. Anne Ticknor (Assistant Professor in Reading Education) and Dr. Katie Schwartz (Associate Professor in Mathematics Education) led a mathematics-specific induction program, LAUNCH into Mathematics Teaching, for 20 beginning elementary teachers in eastern North Carolina. The induction program included over 60 hours of mathematics professional development and specialized mentoring across two years. The Z Smith […]

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