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College of Education


Foundations for later life and learning are laid during the early years. Birth through Kindergarten (BK) Teacher Education programs prepare individuals to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners with and without disabilities. Early childhood educators build bridges between a child's two worlds: home and school.  If you want to make a difference by working with young children and their families, consider BK.

At ECU, BK programs are located in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations (CDFR) in the College of Human Ecology (CHE). Explore the possibilities on our website http://www.ecu.edu/che/cdfr/bk.html

Jane Teleki

Jane K.Teleki, PhD
Coordinator, Child Development & Family Relations
RW 122 Rivers

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I am a community college student interested in transferring into a teacher education program.

If you are transitioning from a community college to a four-year institution in order to complete a teacher education degree we encourage you to consider East Carolina University.

The following information will assist you in learning more about teacher education at ECU, the admissions process, tools to assist in the transfer process, financial aid, and student services.

Teacher Education at ECU

East Carolina University offers a wide array of degree programs in teacher education leading to a license to teach in North Carolina.

If I choose ECU as my destination, what are the requirements to enter a teacher education program?

The College of Education, through SECU Partnership East, offers degree-completion programs in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Middle Grades Education. Interested students should contact the appropriate SECU Partnership East Coordinator.

ECU Admissions 

What are the admission requirements for transfer students?

Where can I access a transfer application?

What is Pirate Port and how can I create an account?

How can I participate in a campus tour?

When is Open House?

Transfer Tools

ECU Transfer Services

ECU Transfer Notes Brochure

ECU Degree Plans with North Carolina community college course equivalencies

CFNC Transfer Student Planner

CFNC Teacher Education Career site

Financial Resources

Access the Transfer Student Scholarship Application on the Office of Admissions Website.

How do I apply for financial aid?

Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about federal TEACH grants.

Scholarship opportunities through the College of Education.

Here is a matrix which compares the eligibility requirements and service obligations of some of the teacher education specific financial assistance opportunities.

You may also find additional financial aid resources by visiting the "Paying for College" section at the College Foundation of North Carolina.

Student Life

Co-curricular experiences are just as important in the educational journey as your chosen major. We encourage you to learn more about the diverse opportunities offered through the Division of Student Life.