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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.

COE-LLC residents will participate in a variety of engaging and relevant activities, complete COAD 1000 and ENGL 1100 together, network with other students in their major and better transition to college with the help of a "Pirate Pal."

Program Goals

  • Provide an academically and culturally enriched preparation program that extends beyond the regular college program.
  • Provide opportunities and experiences that encourage the development of leaders and decision makers.
  • Provide opportunities for building an understanding of education's place in a greater social context.
  • Instill a sense of mission, service and professionalism in Teacher Education students.
  • Improve the image of teacher education candidates and programs campus-wide.
  • To provide early introduction and experiences directly related to the major (Teacher Education)
  • To provide additional support and resources to better retain students at ECU and within the Teacher Education degree program.
  • Recruit and retain greater numbers of teacher education candidates in North Carolina.

The COE-LLC provides students with:

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  • Early and continuous development of leadership skills
  • An environment that is conducive to academic achievement
  • An opportunity to be exposed to cultures and ideas that will enhance personal and professional development
  • Overall assistance with the transition from high school to college
  • The opportunity be serve as a leader for the College of Education and volunteer with community partners
  • The opportunity to grow academically, professionally, and personally in the quest to become an ECU Educator


There are no additional costs associated with the College of Education Living-Learning Community beyond the standard room and board rates.

Housing Information

The COE-LLC is housed in the new Gateway Residence Hall. This residence hall is located on College Hill nestled between East Carolina's academic buildings and its athletics complex. In the neighborhood itself are other residence halls, a fitness facility, a dining hall, a food court, a coffee bar, and a convenience store.

How to Apply

Complete the 2016-2017 Living-Learning Community Application (Save the Form, then complete it using Adobe Acrobat Reader. It cannot be completed directly within the web browser.) or the Word version of the 2016-17 Living-Learning Community Application

Email or fax it to:
       Dionna Manning
       252-328-0342 (FAX)

Interested students are encouraged to apply as ASAP. There is limited space in the ELLC and participants are accepted on a first come-first served basis. Selected applicants will be notified via email.

Please complete the Teacher Education Interest Form to request additional information about our Programs and Scholarships or to request a visit to the College of Education at ECU.