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2001, 2002, 2003. Trends and Issues In Education (1,2,3)
Individualized study of problems or issues in pertinent areas of education.

3002. Introduction to Diversity (3)
Multidisciplinary introduction to concepts and issues of diversity in American society and schools.

3200. Introduction to American Education (3)
Historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of American education, including multiculturalism. Organizational, financial, and legal bases of education at federal, state, and local levels. Curricular purposes in American ladder of educational institutions. Teaching as profession. Current issues and trends.

4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3)
Theories of learning, motivation, and assessment provide a foundation for understanding classroom as instructional system.

4551, 4552, 4553 . Trends and Issues In Education (1,2,3)
Individualized study of problems or issues in pertinent areas of education.

5001. Education in a Global Perspective (3)
Comparative study of selected national educational systems, curricula, teacher preparatory programs, evaluation systems, and current issues within context of global realities, demands, and needs.

5002. Foundations of Multicultural Education (3)
Aspects of teaching that view cultural differences as educational assets.

5001. Education in a Global Perspective (3)
Comparative study of selected national educational systems, curricula, teacher preparatory programs, evaluation systems, and current issues within context of global realities, demands, and needs.

5002. Foundations and Multicultural Education (3)
Aspects of teaching that view cultural differences as educational assets.

6001. Introduction to Differences in Human Learning in Schools (3)
Examines race, ethnicity, socio economic class, gender, sexual preference, and exceptionality relative to historical, philosophical, social, cultural, political, and legal issues in schools.

6415. Techniques of Teaching in the High School (3)
Effective teaching techniques used to direct learning in the American secondary school.

6423. History and Philosophy of Education (3)
Institutional development of public education in US with interpretation of political, philosophical, and social forces influencing this development.

6424. Action Research and Curriculum Development (3)
Introduces curriculum design, theory, and action research to assist with knowledge, skills, and dispositions in support of reflective practioners. Foundations, history, and research methods of action research applied to educational settings, including action inquiry as curriculum development tool. Overview of models of curriculum theory and concrete applications of curriculum development and action inquiry.

6430. Statistics in Education (3)
Frequency distribution, central tendency, measurements of variability, sampling and reliability, correlation, regression, prediction, and methods of applying statistics in measurement and evaluation of instructional programs.

6454. Foundations of American Education (3)
For students entering education graduate work. Educational history, philosophy, sociology, government, and economics. Introduction of pertinent materials.

6480. Introduction to Research (3)
Development and use of research, research methods, applied research, basic research, methods of reasoning, fallacies in reasoning, statistical methods, thesis writing, survey research, and evaluation of research.

6482. Trends and Issues in Educational Research for Practitioners (3)
Recent developments in educational research and implications for educational practitioners as research consumers. Emphasis on identification, analysis, application, and evaluation of developments in literature through field-based research.

6551, 6552, 6553. Problems and Issues in Education (1,2,3)
May be taken for 1, 2, or 3 s.h., depending upon depth of topics. Class meetings may or may not be required. Hours for courses and requirements for completion arranged with instructor. Courses may be repeated for maximum of 9 s.h. Prerequisite: Consent of Chair. Individualized or specialized study of problems or issues in pertinent areas of education. Variable titles and content.

6950. Global Considerations in Educational Theory and Policy: Economics and Democracy (3)
Global economic forces responsible for recent educational reforms. Evaluation of impact of those forces on domestic and foreign populations. Considers future of public school role in advancing democratic citizenship and social justice.

7001. Advanced Research and Evaluation (1,2,3)
EDUC 6480 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Scientific approach to problems in education. Utilizes advanced methodological and statistical techniques leading to design and evaluation of actual projects.

7410, 7411, 7412. Special Topics (1,2,3)
May be repeated for credit. Focus on special topics in education.

7420. Advanced Educational Statistics (3)
EDUC 7001 or consent of instructor. Major types of quantitative models and their practical application to data analysis in educational research. Emphasis on appropriateness of types of models for different research problems, use of models as a basis for data interpretation, and management of data analysis projects.

7430. Qualitative Research in Education (3)
Field project required. Major types of research methods and techniques and their applicability to clarification and understanding of educational problems. Field project develops basic and advanced skills for conducting qualitative research in educational settings.

7440. Applied Educational Research (3)
EDUC 6480 or consent of instructor. Instructional systems-based strategies and methodology for identifying and using research findings in school practice. Emphasis on critical evaluation of current educational trends. Use of research information considered an advanced form of behavioral technology.

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COE Winners and Nominees for the 2015 Founder’s Day Celebration

On: 04 May 2015 18:50
Achievements of East Carolina University’s faculty and staff took center stage at the sixth annual Founders Day and University Awards Celebration on April 29 in Hendrix Theatre. Serving as master of ceremonies, Provost Ron Mitchelson welcomed attendees. “It makes us all especially proud to share recognition of the very best of our faculty and staff […]

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NCCTM

70 Preservice Teachers See a Different Point of View

On: 04 May 2015 14:41
On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Gamma Student Chapter of NCCTM hosted members of the High Functioning Autism Program from CM Eppes Middle School. Macayla Cayton and Nicholas Kruchten, two seventh grade students participating in the HFA program at Eppes, presented information about autism and the challenges faced by individuals on the autism spectrum to […]

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Cassie Robacker

Cassie Robacker, SPED Alumna, Doing Great Things

On: 24 Apr 2015 14:52
The Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research would like to acknowledge Cassie Robacker, who recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Special Education from ECU in Spring of 2014. Cassie, under the supervision of Drs. Christopher Rivera and Sandra Warren, submitted and was accepted for a publication in Intervention in School and Clinic “A […]

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From The TRC: Searching For Lexile Scores

On: 23 Apr 2015 17:09
It’s April, and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight another service or resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. In our final post of the school year we’ll cover the Lexile framework and how the TRC has made it easier to search our collection using Lexile text […]

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Faculty, Students Participated in CEC Annual Conference

On: 15 Apr 2015 19:17
Special Education faculty and students participated in the national conference for the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) in San Diego April 8-11. It is the largest special education conference in the nation.  Drs. Alana Zambone, Christopher Rivera, Stacy Weiss, and Professor Debbie Metcalf attended and presented at the conference. Seven special education undergraduate students from […]

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Dr. Grant Hayes

Dr. Grant Hayes Named New Dean of the College of Education

On: 13 Apr 2015 21:15
Dr. Grant Hayes has been named dean and distinguished professor of the College of Education at East Carolina University. Hayes is professor of counselor education and interim dean of the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida, where he has held numerous leadership positions since 1998. He will join ECU, […]

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COE Alumni – Teach. Lead. Inspire.

Pirate Alumni Recognized as Pitt County Beginning Teachers of the Year

On: 06 Apr 2015 22:02
James Ford, the NC Teacher of the Year, spoke to about 200 Pitt County Schools beginning teachers (teachers in their first three years) at the Beginning Teacher Rally on March 17th. For the first time, each school in the county recognized a Beginning Teacher of the Year. We would like to recognize the Pirates and […]

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From the TRC: SMART Board Workshops

On: 02 Apr 2015 21:51
It’s Thursday, and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight another service or resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. This week, it’s our upcoming SMART Board workshops. Over the next two weeks, the Teaching Resources Center (TRC) is offering two separate workshops covering the basic functions of […]

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From the TRC: NoveList Plus

On: 19 Mar 2015 21:13
It’s Thursday, and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight another service or resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. This week, it’s NoveList Plus. This week’s post builds on a previous post we wrote about TeachingBooks.net. While TeachingBooks.net focuses on bringing the author to your students […]

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2015 College of Education Faculty and Student Research Showcase

On: 16 Mar 2015 20:01
The COE Research Committee is proud to announce the 2015 College of Education Faculty and Student Research Showcase.  Please plan to attend and participate in this event on Wednesday, March 25 from 4:00-6:00PM in Mendenhall 244. Date:  Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Time:  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location:  Mendenhall room 244 Presenters and Research Studies: […]

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