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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. Ann Bullock

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

For more information, contact:

College of Education Advising Center

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

Email the COE Advising Center
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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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Emeritus Professor Awarded “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine”

On: 03 Nov 2014 21:43
Dr. William B. Martin, College of Education Professor Emeritus, recently, received one of the most prestigious honors the Governor of North Carolina can award The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. This award is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state. In Dr. Martin’s case, his service is […]

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Math Club Receives an “Insider’s View of Getting a Job”

On: 31 Oct 2014 16:10
On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, the Gamma Student Chapter of NCCTM hosted a 12 person panel consisting of principals, math department chairs/lead grade level math teachers, and a director of human resources.  These “insiders” represented elementary, middle, and high school mathematics and shared their knowledge from a combined 185 years of educational expertise.  The full […]

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