A bachelor's degree in elementary education prepares teachers for classrooms in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Wells Fargo Partnership East (WPE) students concentrate in reading which provides additional licensure to teach reading in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Wells Fargo Partnership East usually starts cohorts of elementary education majors each fall. The degree coursework is offered through distance education including online delivery and some face to face interaction at local consortia hub sites as well as through the Virtual Consortium. To join Wells Fargo Partnership East, students must meet the requirements listed on the general description webpage
as well as submit a WPE application to a WPE Coordinator and a Freshman/Transfer application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at East Carolina University. Students who participate in the Virtual Consortium
must have access to the technology required as described in the Technology Requirements.
Students who live within one hour of a community college hub site are encouraged to join a WPE cohort at a community college hub site. For those who live farther than one hour from any hub site the Virtual Consortium offers the ECU coursework through online delivery.
Resources for Elementary Education Majors
Checklist of Community College Prerequisite Courses
Sample Plan A: North Central Consortium and South Central Consortium
Sample Plan B: Coastal Consortium, Northeast Consortium, and Virtual Consortium
Sample Plan C: Full-Time Online
WPE Application Process
Steps to Preparing to Complete an ECU Teaching Degree through WPE
ECU Elementary Education Webpage