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Welcome to the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education & History Education!

Welcome to the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education (LEHE)! Our department supports forward-thinking instruction, researches significant topics and issues, provides clinical experiences for the application of knowledge in instructional settings, and encourages life-long professional growth and reflection.

The Literacy Studies (READ) offers courses and professional experiences in all areas of literacy and literacy instruction. Embedded within many programs, our courses can lead to completion of a Reading Concentration, eligibility for the North Carolina A-Level Reading License, and the online MAEd in Reading Education degree.

The English Education (ENED) program provides opportunities to learn about and experience secondary English/language arts in public schools. Three levels of students are enrolled in our courses.  Undergraduate English education majors pursue a double major: a BS in English, Secondary Education degree, and a BS in English. Licensure only students, who already hold an undergraduate degree, earn a North Carolina license in Secondary English. Graduate students simultaneously earn a Master of Arts degree and an NC license to teach high school English.

The History Education (HIED) program provides important social studies experiences in instructional settings. Similar to the English Education program, students may pursue a BS in History, Secondary Education, and also earn a BS in History.  Licensure only students qualify for a license to teach secondary History, and at the graduate level, the Master of Arts in Teaching students in History Education earn a graduate degree and licensure to teach high school History.

The MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction Degree Program offers advanced study in curriculum and instruction with specified concentrations to individuals who hold an undergraduate degree and a teaching license in their field. Our teacher candidates learn instructional processes and tools that prepare departmental, school, or district teacher leaders in their chosen field. Current concentrations include English Education (ENED) with eligibility for 9-12 English Education advanced licensure and History/Social Studies Education (HIED) with eligibility for 9-12 Social Studies advanced licensure. The program’s face-to-face and online courses may be completed either on a part- or full-time basis.

Our exemplary program and faculty prepare world-class teachers and scholars. Please visit our program and join us!

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College of Education Learning Colloquium – Monday March 27
Make plans to join your COE colleagues  for our COE Learning Colloquium on Monday afternoon, March 27th, 12:30 – 2:30pm! There will be presentations on a variety of topics – most offered in repeated concurrent workshops.  The COE Learning Colloquium offers something for everyone – staff, faculty, students – please make plans to be there! Schedule 12:30 – 1:15pm  Concurrent Forums I 1:15 – 1:45pm    Welcome by Dean Hayes, Dialogue, & Refreshments in Speight 203 1:45 – 2:30pm   Concurrent Forums II Concurrent Forums I Batten Rm – Continue reading →

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Celebrating Diverse Books!
In teaching literacy courses in the College of Education, I am always thinking about the importance of examining literacy learning in our diverse world. In recent years an emphasis has been placed on the need for more diverse texts for students (Cooperative Children’s Book Council, 2015). As teacher educators, in our work to prepare future teachers for the diverse classrooms they will encounter, it is important to provide them with tools and resources for integrating diverse texts in classrooms. Rudine Sims’ seminal work (1990) on Continue reading →

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Faulconer Honored by Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce
At the 47th Annual Meeting of the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Johna Faulconer, an Associate Professor in the College of Education at East Carolina University was presented the Howard Best award for outstanding contributions to the work of the Chamber Board of Directors. Faulconer, a chamber member for over a decade, is serving a second term as the vice chair of the education committee. During her tenure, Faulconer has promoted partnerships between and among chamber committees, schools, area businesses, and elected officials. Continue reading →

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Pursue your passion for teaching!
The College of Education began more than 100 years ago, when East Carolina University was founded as the East Carolina Teachers Training School, and its proud history continues to this day. Whatever path you’re on, ECU has the resources and experience to help you become an outstanding educator. We encourage you to view and share the video below with all those who aspire to be Pirate Educators! Youtube link with CC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-0F-E7nCTA      

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2017 Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute
East Carolina University’s College of Education Reading Education Program Area hosted the spring 2017 Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute on February 4th for undergraduate students in the ECU College of Education and Literacy Leaders from the Latham Clinical Schools Network. District Literacy Leaders examined literacy instruction in public schools and strategies for improving teaching practices in workshop roundtables while the session for students included a review of the development and progression of literacy skills and instruction needed to be successful on the standard reading exam Continue reading →

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For more information about our programs, please contact: COE Academic Success Center
coeadvising@ecu.edu

252-328-0067

or

Ms. Lauren Morrison
Administrative Support Associate
205 Speight Building
morrisonl14@ecu.edu