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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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Ms. Delaney Swift
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252-328-6833
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CAEP Prep: Meeting Standard 1 – Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions

On: 29 Oct 2014 12:00
Since the 2006 NCATE visit, the ECU EPP developed several of its Pirate CODE innovations as specific enhancements to current curricula to improve program quality and address significant issues in the field. Several Pirate CODE innovations influence how the EPP meets Standard 1: Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Disposition. This post highlights two Pirate CODE innovations […]

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COE Faculty Instilling Confidence and Inspiring Success

On: 28 Oct 2014 21:06
In a recent interview, senior Elementary Education (with a concentration in Science) major, Beth Wantz, credits COE and MSITE faculty with having a profound influence on her life.  She feels that they “truly care” about their students and go above and beyond to help them succeed.  She gives particular credit to Tammy Lee, explaining that, […]

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Science Education Club on the Path to National Recognition

On: 24 Oct 2014 18:16
It’s official!  The Science Education Club has completed all the requirements and workshops to be officially registered as a student organization at East Carolina University.  This has been a two year project that was finalized by the work of graduate student Megan Garner, and undergraduate elementary science concentration students: Beth Wantz, KC Hart, Kayla Sager, […]

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Anderson, Ellis Win Award at IOSSBR Conference

On: 22 Oct 2014 15:55
Dr. Patricia Anderson of the Department of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education and Dr. Maureen Ellis of the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions recently attended the 2014 Fall International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Conference in Las Vegas. They presented the paper “Examination of Second Life Avatars’ Growth and Development,” and were in […]

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Video Grand Rounds

On: 22 Oct 2014 12:00
Video Grand Rounds (VGR) provides teacher candidates with an introductory framework for classroom observations and subsequent faculty-guided discussions. This experience provides a conceptual foundation for their future study in teacher education. Based on the medical grand rounds model, teacher candidates view video segments of typical classrooms, complete structured classroom observation protocols, and then debrief with […]

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