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Welcome to the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education! Our department offers an excellent academic experience delivered by outstanding faculty!

Please visit each area on our department website for more information about the programs and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level students. Included within our website is additional important information related to professional development and outreach.

The Literacy Studies (READ) area of our department offers courses and professional experiences in all areas of literacy and literacy instruction. Reading courses are included within many programs and can lead to completion of a Reading Concentration, eligibility for the North Carolina A-Level Reading License and the M-Level Reading License, as well as the M.A.Ed. in Reading Education degree, which is online.

The English Education (ENED) area provides significant opportunities to acquire knowledge and experience with secondary English education programs in schools. Students may pursue a B.S. in English, Secondary Education degree, and at the graduate level, the M.A.T. in English Education degrees.

The History Education (HIED) area provides important social studies experiences in instructional settings. Students may pursue a B.S. in History, Secondary Education, and at the graduate level, the M.A.T. in History Education.

The MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction Degree Program offers the opportunity for advanced study in curriculum and instruction with specified concentrations and related 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 may be completed on a part- or full-time basis and courses are face-to-face and online. 

Our department is committed to providing development of a rich knowledge base, exploration of significant issues and topics through research, opportunities for application of knowledge through clinical experiences within instructional settings, and encouragement of life-long professional growth and reflection.We are very proud of our program, our faculty, and we are honored to learn and grow with the learners with whom we serve. Please visit our program and please join us!


Katherine E. Misulis, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education
Telephone: (252) 328-6128


“Most Likely to Succeed” film screening inspires students and faculty

On: 06 Oct 2016 16:00
On Sept. 27th, the College of Education held a film screening of Most Likely to Succeed. The 82 people in the audience were a mixture of faculty and students.  Most Likely to Succeed aims to help all schools re-imagine their purpose and create learning experiences that prepare kids for life in the 21st Century. The film has been shown at multiple film festivals including Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival. These screenings create a space for meaningful and necessary discussion between educators, administrators, parents, and students about how steps Continue reading →

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MBHLI – Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute

On: 28 Sep 2016 13:39
East Carolina University’s College of Education hosted the Fall 2016 Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute on September 24, 2016 for ECU’s Literacy Leaders Board and educators from the Latham Clinical Schools Network, a privately funded partnership program that supports the enhancement of over 40 school systems in eastern North Carolina. The Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education in the College of Education held the conference at the Holiday Inn in Greenville, N.C. Dr. Grant Hayes, Dean of the College of Education welcomed Continue reading →

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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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Glenesha Berryman named Outstanding First-Year Student by Phi Kappa Phi

On: 18 May 2016 15:15
Glenesha Berryman, an EC Scholar and member of the Honors College, has been recognized by the ECU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society, as the Outstanding First-Year Student for 2015-2016. She was awarded a plaque and a check for $500 from the chapter at the annual initiation ceremony on Sunday, April 11, 2016. Berryman is from a military family and the first in her family to attend college. She made the journey to ECU from Seoul, South Korea, where she finished high school. Continue reading →

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