The Office of Professional Development and Student Outreach is committed to partnering with public schools in eastern North Carolina for the purposes of rural education research, staff development, and student outreach through the Rural Education Institute.

Our Vision

All educators and administrators will have access to resources and training to effectively manage the demands of twenty-first century schools in rural North Carolina.

Our Mission

To provide quality training, resources and outreach programs to support education in Eastern North Carolina.

Office News
NCCA Awards
Counselor Faculty Members Honored at Annual Conference
East Carolina University College of Education’s Dr. Scott Glass received The Ella Stephens Barrett Award at the North Carolina Counseling Association’s annual conference in Durham, NC on Feb. 1. The award is the highest honor given by NCCA and recognizes excellence in professional leadership and service to the counseling profession. Glass is the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions at ECU, past president of the NCCA, review board member of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work, ACA, NCCA, and group work division member for Continue reading →

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College of Education online programs ranked high by U.S. News and World Report
Online graduate programs in business, criminal justice, education and nursing at East Carolina University have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The magazine announced its 2018 Best Online Programs on Jan. 9. ECU’s online bachelor’s degree program also was recognized. “ECU is known as North Carolina’s leader in distance education,” said Dr. Ron Mitchelson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “We have invested heavily to make sure that our online offerings are of the highest quality. We Continue reading →

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Representative Farmer-Butterfield Leads Mock Legislative Session with College of Education Scholars
The issues of teacher salaries and class sizes were debated in a mock legislative session with over 40 East Carolina University College of Education students inside the Rivers Building on Monday, Nov. 13. North Carolina Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Pitt, Wilson, was invited by the ECU College of Education to lead the mock legislative session covering some of the primary issues facing the education profession in North Carolina. After a brief explanation of the bill process within the North Carolina General Assembly from Farmer-Butterfield, the students split Continue reading →

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Contact Us

For more information about our programs, please contact:

Catrina Davis, MSEd.
Lead Coordinator
138 Rivers Building
Mailstop 124