Chair's Welcome - Dr. Abbie Brown

The Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education (MSITE) at East Carolina University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mathematics Education, Science Education, and Instructional Technology.

Dr. Abbie Brown

The undergraduate programs are designed to prepare you for a career as a classroom teacher and content specialist. Our graduate programs offer opportunities to earn advanced certificates and masters degrees in Mathematics Education, Science Education, and Instructional Technology. You'll find detailed descriptions of all of our programs of study on this site.

We have both campus-based and online programs. Whether you're learning on-campus or online you're working closely with world-class faculty members who care about your progress. Students have opportunities to participate in student chapters of state and national organizations, and to collaborate in research, conference presentation and journal-article publication with faculty.

Our department also provides a variety of options for financial support to students, including scholarship programs and graduate assistantship opportunities. We're happy to assist you in finding the option that is right for you. Use our website to find the degree program that's right for you. If you have questions or need additional information please call our office: 252-328-9353, or contact me at

Abbie H. Brown, PhD
Professor and Chair


NCTQ Top Ranked

According to the National Council of Teacher Quality, ECU Secondary Education programs scored in the 97th percentile in comparison to 741 undergraduate teacher education programs in the nation.

Best in the Nation - According to the 2016 US News and World Report rankings, ECU Online Graduate Education programs Rank 14 among all online graduate education programs considered and Rank 13 among all Online Graduate Education programs for veterans.

News Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Monica Gonzalez
Monica Gonzalez

Dr. Monica Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, draws on practical teaching experience and research to prepare mathematics teachers.  In addition, Dr. Gonzalez has experience in school administration.

While teaching a variety of mathematics education courses, Dr. Gonzalez conducts research into equitable instructional practices.  Learners are diverse and by teaching preservice and inservice mathematics teachers to apply equitable instructional practices, the future is bright for all mathematics students.

To learn more about Dr. Gonzalez, we asked her a few questions about mathematics teaching, school administration, and adjusting to life in Greenville.  We invite you to read her replies.

Student Spotlight

Kelsey Phillips
Kelsey Phillips

Congratulations to Kelsey Phillips!  Kelsey is currently pursing our Master of Science Education degree.  We asked Kelsey to discuss her educational and work experiences, including her preparation for teaching.

Kelsey earned a B.S. in Elementary Education with a double concentration in Reading (K-12) and Science (K-6). She is currently teaching Grade 5 math and science at Sam D. Bundy Elementary School in Pitt County.

We invite you to read her complete statement in order to gain insights into why MSITE is proud to feature Kelsey in our Student Spotlight.


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