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!


Science Education Club On the Path Towards National Recognition

It’s official!  The Science Education Club has completed all the requirements and workshops to be officially registered as a student organization at East Carolina University.  This has been a two year project that was finalized by the work of graduate student Megan Garner, and undergraduate elementary science concentration students: Beth Wantz, KC Hart, Kayla Sager, […]


MSITE Recruits at Teacher Cadet Day

The Fall 2014 Teacher Cadet Day featured the 2014-15 North Carolina Teacher of the Year and had the theme “What’s Your Superpower? I TEACH!” Faculty and students from the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education (MSITE) recruited during the Program Fair portion of the agenda. The 100 or so teacher cadets (mostly seniors, […]


Summer Ventures 2014 Served 55 Top Students

  From June 22nd through July 19th, the Center for STEM Education hosted the 2014 class of Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics. This year was the 30th year the program has been held. Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a cost-free, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina residents who have demonstrated interest […]

congratulations cake

MSITE Says Congratulations with Cake, Presents, and Smiles

Congratulations Dr. Catherine Schwartz and Dr. Patricia J. Slagter van Tryon. The pictures say it all!