Education Living-Learning Community

Living-Learning Community


The College of Education Living-Learning Community (LLC) gives first-year education students a unique residential learning experience that connects College of Education faculty and staff members and classroom learning with residence life to ease the transition into the ECU community and contribute to their success within the College of Education and beyond. Students will enjoy the typical first year experience of dorm life with the added benefit of living with other students who are also going into the education field. In addition to in-hall discussions and guest speakers, students in the LLC will have the opportunity to engage in a number of activities outside the University environment, attending cultural events, teambuilding ropes course, and social activities in and around the ECU community. These activities help students become comfortable with the residential and academic aspects of University life in a short period of time.

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Scholarship Spotlight

Betty Abernathy Scholarship

The Abernathy scholarship is a four year $20,000 scholarship awarded to an outstanding high school senior with a demonstrated commitment to the study of and a career in science education. The scholarship is modeled after the ECU Maynard Scholarship and as so, recipients will have a required on campus living component for the freshmen year, a four year programmatic component, and specific criteria for receiving funds.

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Student Spotlight

Cierra Jernigan

2017 James. H. and Connie M. Maynard Scholar

Cierra Jernigan - Maynard Scholar

Hometown: Rocky Mount, NC
High School: Southern Nash High School
Intended Major: Elementary Education 
Reason for Choosing Education: I believe that students should learn the importance of a proper education at an early age, that way they will not grow to loathe school. There are so many students who dislike school or going to school. I may only teach a small number of students, but I hope to make a difference in the students that I do have the privilege of teaching.
Why ECU: I have always been informed that East Carolina University has a good teaching program. East Carolina University also began as a teaching school.
Favorite thing about ECU: One of my favorite things thus far about ECU is the Education Living and Learning Community. This community has helped me to make friends here a lot easier. It also provides me with so many people who share the same passion of teaching, as I do. They are always around to help me if I don't understand or give advice if I need it.