Welcome to the College of Education at East Carolina University! This information is designed to serve as your reference guide as you prepare to enter one of the most exciting and important times of your life. Included is information that will get you better acquainted with the College of Education's graduate programs, including how to use your ECU e-mail and Blackboard, DE opportunities and support, the Course Catalog, and getting involved.
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In your acceptance letter you received your ECU Pirate ID & ECU ID. You will use your Pirate ID to access your ECU Email, ECU OneStop, Blackboard or other course management systems. Visit the ITCS website to activate your Pirate ID.
The Pirate ID will include your last name, first initial (or additional letters of your first name) and the year admitted to ECU.
Last name: Doe
First initial(s): j for James (or additional letters of the first name)
Year entered ECU: 2010 (year first admitted)
ECU has developed an ID system for all faculty, staff and students to replace Social Security numbers. This system was developed to better protect your identity and confidential information and to comply with the Identity Theft Protection Act.
Upon application to the university, all students are assigned a unique "ECU ID" that identifies them as an ECU students. All ECU IDs begin with the letter B followed by 8 numbers. Your ECU ID is included in your acceptance letter.
Your ECU Piratemail e-mail account is your official channel of communication when contacting the university. Use this account when e-mailing anyone at ECU. The Office of Continuing Studies will send important information to you, utilizing this e-mail address.
Example of ECU Email account: email@example.com
Step 1: Login to OneStop (www.onestop.ecu.edu) with PirateID and Passphrase and select the Banner Self Service link from Tools page.
Step 2: Select the Student and Financial Aid link then select the Registration link.
Step 3: Select the Add or Drop Classes link. Select correct term and then at the bottom, select the Class Search link for courses.
Step 4: Choose the subject for which you are looking. You can choose to enter a course number or instructor.
Step 5: Once you have entered your information, select the Class Search link at the bottom. This returns a list of all courses meeting the criterion you entered. Select the section you want by checking the box next to that section.
Step 6: After checking the appropriate section, scroll to the bottom and select the Register link.
Step 7: You will be taken back to your schedule to view it with the new class added. If there were any errors (pre-requisite, co-requisite, other restrictions), the error would display with your schedule and the course will not be added. If you cannot register for a certain class, please contact your advisor for assistance.
Step 8: Repeat steps 3-7 to add additional classes.
Step 9: To drop classes from your schedule page, pull the drop down menu beside the course you wish to drop and select **Web Dropped**
Step 10: At the bottom, select the Submit Changes link and the course will be removed from your schedule.
Course information will appear sometime during the first week of the semester. Some faculty will contact students via the ECU email system prior to or on the first day of class with instructions on how to proceed. You should check both your ECU email account and Blackboard for information from your instructor. If you are unable to access course information, email your professor.
To obtain your professor’s name and email address, go to OneStop and login using your PirateID and Passphrase (same as email). Under the TOOLS menu, choose Banner Self-Service. A pop-up window will appear, so turn off your pop-up blocker to access this window. Choose the Student and Financial Aid link, Registration, Student Detail Schedule. You will see a list of your courses; click the envelope next to the instructor's name to send an email to your instructor.
Login to OneStop with PirateID and Passphrase and select the Tuition Statements & Payments link in the box labeled Courses. A pop-up window will appear, so turn off your pop-up blocker to access this window. Your account information will appear, including the amount due.
Login to OneStop with PirateID and Passphrase and select the Textbook Listing link in the box labeled Courses. Select the correct semester and click Create Textbook Listing. A new window will appear with a list of your required textbooks.
The best way to get to know East Carolina University is to visit. We invite interested candidates and newly admitted students to come to campus for an information session and tour.
Information sessions are offered at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday. A visit to campus will consist of an information session with an admissions counselor and a tour of campus by one of our current students. A visit will last up to two hours.
To register for a tour, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, or visit their website.
The College of Education graduate certificate programs, ranging from 12 to 18 credit hours, are designed to allow students to take courses in an area of specialization, enhancing their academic experience and expertise.
Students may work toward a graduate certificate in addition to pursuing a master’s degree; or students may enroll in stand-alone graduate certificate programs for the purpose of professional and personal development. All certificates require graduate school applications, even if already enrolled in a graduate program.
If students are already enrolled in master’s degree programs, they must complete a Request for Approval to Add a Certificate form located on the graduate school webpage in the forms section. An application fee is not required to add a certificate when enrolled in a degree program.
All certificate students, even those enrolled in master’s degree programs, must fill out the Graduate Certificate Graduation Application or the certificate will not be awarded. This form is located on the Office of the Registrar's webpage under the Requested Forms tab.
The Cashier’s Office serves as the central collections office for East Carolina University. The office handles billing, receiving, depositing, disbursing, accounting and the financial record keeping of student tuition, fees and related charges. Students can find out more information on the Cashier’s Office website.
Financial Aid and scholarship information can be found by clicking the links located below.
Distance Education (DE) allows an individual to earn college credits, even entire degrees, from a conveniently located off-campus site. A variety of graduate certificate programs are also available. Courses offered online use Course Management Systems (CMS) to provide content and for communicating with students. Blackboard is a type of CMS that provides online discussion forums, links to outside websites, videos, podcasts, online testing, and a variety of multimedia resources.
The link below is a support tool for the College of Education’s DE students. The site provides assessments to help potential students decide if distance education is a good fit. A list of programs offered online, as well as how to apply for a program, is available for potential students. The site also serves as a support site for new and current DE students.
The online graduate catalog is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute a contractual agreement between a student and East Carolina University. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, degree requirements, course offerings, or academic regulations at any time when, in the judgment of the faculty, the Chancellor, or the Board of Trustees, such changes are in the best interest of the students and the university.
Graduate teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Public Schools of North Carolina, Department of Public Instruction.
The College of Education offers graduate degree programs through the Departments of Business and Information Technologies Education; Educational Leadership; Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education; Higher, Adult and Counselor Education; Library Science; Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education; Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education; and Special Education, Foundations and Research.
More information can be found on the Graduate Catalog website.
The College of Education provides several opportunities for students to get involved. Whether it is through social media, volunteering, or academic honor societies, getting involved promotes interaction among peers, faculty, and the community; as well as enhancing a student’s personal and professional development.