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Preparing Teachers and Education Professionals
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Preschool through Higher Education

Teacher education programs at East Carolina University prepare and develop professionals through partnership with the educational community. Teacher education is committed to the vision of preparing education and human services professionals who are academically and technically proficient; knowledgeable, skilled, and reflective in their practice; committed to the empowerment of all people to develop their full potential; and committed to the role of public education in a democratic society.

The College of Education provides a variety of traditional and alternative program options leading to education licensure for the current or prospective undergraduate or graduate student who wants to become a teacher. The Become a Teacher web portal is a valuable guide for students considering the teaching profession.  

Programs leading to education licensure are also offered in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the College of Health and Human Performance, and the College of Human Ecology through collaboration with the College of Education. Such programs include; Foreign Language Education, Music Education, Physical Education, Birth through Kindergarten Education, and others.

In addition to teacher education programs, the College of Education also prepares students for careers in allied education programs, such as counseling and adult education, school administration, librarianship, instructional technology, and business information systems 

Education licensure programs in the College of Education are approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education through the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and the College is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).