Welcome to Science Education at East Carolina University

Teaching. Research. Community.

Teaching: We have a science education Bachelors or Masters program or concentration that fits who you are.

  • Are you an undergraduate interested in becoming a K-14 science teacher?
  • Are you a community college student who wants a Bachelors degree in science education?
  • Are you a current teacher interested in advancing your teaching practice in an online program?
  • Are you interested in changing careers from a STEM field to the classroom?

Browse our degree programs to find the right one to make you a science educator for tomorrow.

Research: Our faculty and students present together at the North Carolina Science Teachers Conference. Faculty also present internationally at the Annual NARST conference, a gathering of the top science education researchers worldwide, and at the annual ASTE meeting, in which science teacher educators share key research pertaining to the preparation and professional development of science teachers. The faculty’s many research interests include:

  • curriculum design with the Next Generation Science Standards
  • equitable and meaningful science learning experiences
  • scientific representations
  • classroom assessment
  • teacher performance assessment

Partner with us to improve science education in eastern North Carolina and across the globe.

Community: Our involvement with the community sets us apart. Among our many community activities are:

  • A STEM center offers a STEM Day, AP training, and a lending library of science classroom materials
  • A faculty run a Summer Science Camp and offer professional development to practicing teachers
  • The placement of practicum students are placed in community schools through the Latham Clinical Schools network

Come join our community and make use of our resources!


Belize Anyone? Blair Driver Selected to Study Tropical Ecologies

Blair Driver is an extremely talented middle school science teacher at Pactolus School in Pitt County, Assistant Director of the East Carolina University Summer Science Camp, and graduate from the General Science Concentration provided by the Science Education program area in the MSITE Department. Recently, Ms. Driver received notification that she was selected as an […]


MAEd-MIDG Student, Jennifer Stalls, Selected for Kenan Fellows Program

Jennifer Stalls, sixth-grade science teacher at C. M. Eppes Middle School in Pitt County, is among 40 educators from across the state who have been selected as 2015-16 Kenan Fellows. Earlier this year, she was presented the NC Science Teachers Association’s District One Outstanding Science Teacher Award. A graduate of East Carolina University, Stalls is […]

IT grad 2015

MSITE Faculty Extends Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 2015

This post goes out to all of our 2015 graduates in Mathematics Education, Instructional Technology, and Science Education, as well as the many students in the College of Education whose lives we have touched through our numerous service courses.  We are so proud of your accomplishments.  Congratulations and best wishes in all of your future […]


Dr. Sharon Schleigh’s book recognized on the AAAS 2014 Best Science Books & Films List

Dr. Sharon Schleigh, Science Education faculty in the MSITE program, has received recognition from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  The book she co-authored with Victor Sampson, Scientific Argumentation in  Biology: 30 Classroom Activities, was recognized as an outstanding science book in the category of life science, and listed in the AAAS 2014 Best Science […]


Congratulations, Dr. Tammy Lee!

Ms. Tammy Lee, beloved Science Education instructor, has just completed all of the necessary requirements to earn her PhD in Science Education from NC State University. Her dissertation entitled, “Science Teachers’ Representational Competency and Systems Thinking,” is complete and has been accepted by her committee. It is now most appropriate to congratulate Tammy Lee and […]