A bachelor's degree in elementary education prepares teachers for classrooms in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Partnership East (PE) students concentrate in reading which provides additional licensure to teach reading in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Partnership East usually starts part-time cohorts of elementary education majors each fall. Full-time cohorts for elementary education begin each summer. The degree coursework from ECU is offered completely online. Students are placed in public school classrooms throughout the program to observe and practice teaching methods learned in the courses. A full-time internship in a public school classroom is required for all students in their senior year.
To join Partnership East, students must meet the requirements listed on the general description webpage as well as submit a PE application to a PE Coordinator and a Freshman/Transfer application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at East Carolina University. Students must have access to the technology required as described in the Technology Requirements.