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The College of Education Community of Scholars is a support system for Teacher Education students at ECU. It is designed to provide programmatic experiences for the Education Living-Learning Community, the Abernathy Scholarship, the Lane Scholarship, and the Maynard Scholarship.


Program Goals:

  • Provide an academically and culturally enriched preparation program that extends beyond the regular college program.
  • Provide opportunities and experiences that encourage the development of leaders and decision makers.
  • Provide opportunities for building an understanding of education's place in a greater social context.
  • Instill a sense of mission, service and professionalism in Teacher Education students.
  • Improve the image of teacher education candidates and programs campus-wide.
  • To provide early introduction and experiences directly related to the major (Teacher Education)
  • To provide additional support and resources to better retain students at ECU and within the Teacher Education degree program.
  • Recruit and retain greater numbers of teacher education candidates in North Carolina.
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For more information, contact:

Dr. Dionna Manning
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858


The COE-Community of Scholars program provides students with:

  • Individualized attention and support
  • Early and continuous development of leadership skills
  • An environment that is conducive to academic achievement
  • An opportunity to be exposed to cultures and ideas that will enhance personal and professional development
  • Overall assistance with the transition from high school to college
  • The opportunity be serve as a leader for the College of Education and volunteer with community partners
  • The opportunity to grow academically, professionally, and personally in the quest to become an ECU Educator¬†

Please complete the Teacher Education Interest Form to request additional information about our Programs and Scholarships or to request a visit to the College of Education at ECU.

For additional information, please contact the Education Community of Scholars Program Director, Dr. Dionna Manning at or 252-328-4126.