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The Department of Elementary and Middle Grades Education offers undergraduate degrees with teaching licensure in elementary education and four content areas in middle grades education.  The department also offers graduate degrees in elementary education and middle grades education. The programs are committed to the preparation of teachers who are knowledgeable, reflective, technologically proficient, and skilled in meeting the needs of a diverse student population.

Inherent in our mission is the preparation of excellent teachers for the children and young adolescents of North Carolina. Our administration and faculty seek to exceed excellence in preparation of our teachers, not just for pride, but because the education of the children and the young adolescents of North Carolina and the future of our state and nation depend on our work. To achieve our mission, one current project is our involvement as a state leader in the National Teacher Performance Assessment project in partnership with Stanford University.

Dr. Mark L’Esperance

Interim Department Chair
Speight Building
252-328-6833
lesperancem@ecu.edu

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252-328-0067

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Hi ECU Candidates,

Review Fernando's announcement below, then visit the Foundations of Reading site (https://www.nc.nesinc.com/) for more resources to help prepare for these required tests for licensure.

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ECU College of Education honors scholarship recipients and donors

On: 19 Sep 2016 17:23
More than 100 students in East Carolina University’s College of Education have received a record amount of scholarship support for the upcoming academic year. This year, more than $550,000 in merit and need-based scholarships was distributed to 106 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral education students. The awards range from $250 to $20,000 with some open to all education students while others are earmarked for specific education majors or programs. “Attracting the best students and ensuring access to an East Carolina University education rank among our highest Continue reading →

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Co-Planning and Co-Teaching: Coast to coast

On: 15 Sep 2016 13:24
Dr. Charity Cayton and Dr. Maureen Grady spent much of their summer co-planning and co-teaching from the East Coast to the West Coast. They began in Atlanta, GA in June, where they presented six co-planning strategies at the Annual Conference for the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (http://mte-partnership.com/). These strategies were developed at East Carolina University in conjunction with two other Mathematics Education colleagues, Dr. Ron Preston and Dr. Rose Sinicrope. In July, their travels then took them to the University of South Florida in Tampa Continue reading →

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2016 Degree Ranking – Teacher.org

ECU education degree programs ranked in top 20

On: 01 Sep 2016 15:14
East Carolina University did extremely well in Teacher.org’s ranking of education degree programs, and have achieved top 20 status twice: 15th best Educational Leadership degree program in the U.S. of over 560 qualifying colleges. The Top 20 can be viewed here – http://www.teacher.org/degree/educational-administration/#college-rankings 10th best Elementary Education degree program in the U.S. of over 780 colleges. Here are the Top 20 – http://www.teacher.org/degree/elementary-education/#college-rankings Teacher.org’s mission is to inform, empower, and encourage aspiring, new, and veteran teachers.

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ECU receives funding to develop leaders in education

On: 26 Aug 2016 13:15
GREENVILLE, N.C. (8/22/2016) – The East Carolina University College of Education is one of two universities invited to join the Sanford Education Collaborative (SEC), a network of universities committed to expanding a nationwide movement to create a new paradigm for pre-K–12 teaching excellence and student achievement. Each year, the SEC selects a small number of universities to join the collaborative based on factors such as demonstrated effective teacher preparation, regional representation and institutional diversity, according to Dr. Grant Hayes, dean of the College of Education Continue reading →

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ECU faculty inspire science on National Mall

On: 22 Aug 2016 14:32
Summers are warm but certainly not lazy for ECU faculty. Many ECU Faculty use this time as an opportunity to reach beyond the campus and inspire and excite people of all ages in learning and doing science. In Washington D.C. the annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall, hosted by Hofstra University and funded by NASA through the Music and Astronomy Under the Stars program is one such opportunity that engages an estimated 10,000 people. Dr. Sharon Schleigh, faculty member in the Department of Mathematics, Continue reading →

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