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DE Opportunities for Graduate Programs in the COE

Distance Education (DE) allows an individual to earn college credits, even entire degrees, from a conveniently located off-campus site. A variety of graduate certificate programs are also available. Courses offered online use Course Management Systems (CMS) to provide content and for communicating with students. Blackboard is a type of CMS that provides online discussion forums, links to outside websites, videos, podcasts, online testing,and a variety of multimedia resources.

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Working adults and others who are not able to travel to campus may find many advantages by enrolling in an online degree or certificate program. Advantages include reduction in travel expense, a study schedule based on an individual's work and family life, and reduced tuition rates that do not include on-campus health and recreation center fees. Although online programs may provide opportunities for distant learners and working adults, rigor and quality of courses are comparable to those offered through campus classes. Many students prefer learning online and report a more productive and enjoyable learning experience compared to traditional classroom courses. Prospective students may assess their own learning preferences through the self-evaluation resources provided below.

ECU Graduate Admissions

Admission Dates by program

Faculty advisors can help students make a program area decisions. After students have decided on the program that best meets their career goals, they will submit the online application through Graduate Admissions. The Graduate School at East Carolina University requires a fee with the completed application form. All academic transcripts must be sent to the Graduate Admissions office. Students may also be required to submit letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. Many programs also require a qualifying entrance exam such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogy Test (MAT). Students can take both the GRE and the MAT at the ECU Testing Center.

Graduate Record Exam

Miller Analogy Test

The most comprehensive source of information for all graduate programs is available through the Online Graduate Catalog.

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Dr. Daniel Dickerson Represents ECU on Fulbright Commission Panel Addressing STEM Study Abroad Partnerships with the Czech Republic

On: 13 Apr 2016 18:33
Dr. Daniel Dickerson, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education and ECU STEM CoRE (Collaborative for Research in Education) Co-Director, is among a small group of scholars from across the United States selected to sit on a Fulbright Commission sponsored STEM Expert Panel to address university faculty from across the Czech […]

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ECU hosts design thinking sessions for education professionals

On: 01 Apr 2016 19:15
The College of Education hosted two design thinking workshops. Local K–12 educators, high school students and ECU faculty attended a workshop to confront important challenges in higher education and design innovative solutions on Monday, March 21. The next day, local K–12 educators were taken through the full cycle of design thinking in a short timeframe. […]

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MEASURING IMPACT: The College of Education embarks on three-year assessment plan

On: 22 Mar 2016 13:46
By Jessica Nottingham University Communication East Carolina University’s College of Education is under new leadership and on a crusade for excellence. Dr. Grant Hayes, who has been dean and distinguished professor in the College of Education since August, opened his first faculty and staff meeting asking tough questions: “What does the ECU College of Education […]

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READ Grad Students Present at Conference

On: 17 Mar 2016 13:05
Three graduate students in Reading Education and several Reading Education faculty from the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education represented ECU at the North Carolina Reading Association Conference from Sunday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Students Faison Powers, Alexa Shanklin, and Amanda Tomlin participated in the Graduate Student Research poster […]

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Need a Course Elective Offering Value-Added Potential to Your Plan of Graduate Study?

On: 14 Mar 2016 12:30
The College of Education’s Graduate Studies Office offers a comprehensive list of Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 courses available as electives to other colleges and majors. This listing is available at: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-educ/graduate/upload/COE_Graduate_Electives_2016.pdf Multiple degree programs outside the College of Education have linked their graduate students with these courses. As offerings become more well-advertised across campus […]

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