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Middle Grades Education

Welcome to Middle Grades program area - a nationally award-winning program. Candidates in this program are preparing for an exciting career of teaching young adolescents. 

Graduates are licensed to teach in grades 6-9 with two academic concentrations. If you are interested in touching the future and inspiring young adolescents, consider a major in middle grades education.

In the last 5 years, all graduates have successfully found rewarding jobs in middle schools within North Carolina and other areas of the United States. The middle grades program is offered on campus and online for undergraduates and licensure only for degree holders. 

Distance education programs are offered through our Partnership East program.  Graduate programs are offered  for initial licensure (MAT) and practicing teachers (MAEd).

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For more information, contact:

College of Education Advising Center

Ms. Delaney Swift
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252-328-6833
swiftde@ecu.edu

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ECU to Participate in Global Day of Giving

On: 26 Nov 2014 15:32
‘Tis the season for giving! In honor of #GivingTuesday, East Carolina University is inviting alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty, and staff to join the movement by giving a charitable gift* on Tuesday, December 2, to the university that is near and dear to our hearts. Founded in 2012 to inspire a new tradition of generosity, […]

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Abby Colley – A Pirate Who Does Us Proud

On: 25 Nov 2014 03:10
On November 6, 2014  at the NCSTA conference in Winston-Salem Abby Colley received the Outstanding Student Teacher Award.  Abby is a well-deserving graduate from the Elementary Science Concentration and is currently teaching 4th grade at Ayden Elementary in Pitt County. When she was a student at ECU her clinical teacher stated,  “She excelled in the classroom with […]

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The Swivl is here.

On: 18 Nov 2014 13:00
What is the Swivl?  Swivl is a camera dock with a twist.  Instead of holding your camera still, the Swivl will follow you around the room, tracking you as you move around on stage or in front of an audience.  This device follows the paired mic wherever it goes.  It is compatible with Android and […]

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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: Now What? Using edTPA Data to Drive Program Improvement

On: 05 Nov 2014 13:00
With edTPA implementations growing nationwide, it is imperative that teacher preparation programs explore meaningful ways to feed that data back to faculty for program and unit improvement.  Key to this work is engaging faculty in edTPA data analysis and examining issues and trends across content areas, program pathways, and portfolio components.  Peck and McDonald (2013) […]

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