East Carolina University. Tomorrow starts here.®
College of Education


 Welcome to the Become a Teacher Porthole, my name is Elizabeth Hodge or as shown above my Second Life Avatar Elisabetta Eitelberg and I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Business and Information Technologies Education. I have been teaching and exploring new instructional strategies to deliver course material at East Carolina University for eight years. Through my exploration also known in academia as research I have found many instructional tools that will help not only myself, but the students who are enrolled in the Early Experience for Prospective Teachers and Teaching Methods classes meet the diverse learning styles of our 21st century student population. The courses available through the College of Education lend themselves to helping students discover what it means to "teach from the heart". I invite you to take some time to become familiar with our Teacher Education Program and review the many opportunities available to you as a student. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the program, course curriculum or innovative techniques you find available at the College of Education.


Elizabeth Hodge

Become a Teacher Image

I am an undeclared undergraduate student and might be interested in education.

If you have not yet decided on a major we encourage you to consider a career in teaching.

The following information will assist you in learning more about the undergraduate teacher education programs leading to initial licensure, requirements for Upper Division, advising support, and financial aid assistance.

Teacher Education at ECU

Each year North Carolina needs approximately 10,000 new teachers to meet the demand created by population growth, retirements, and attrition. East Carolina University offers a wide array of degree programs in teacher education leading to a license to teach in North Carolina.

In order to be officially admitted to a teacher education program you must be admitted to Upper Division.


We encourage you to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss selecting a major in teacher education. For more information you can contact the College of Education Advising Center. You may also want to review the four-year degree planners for the academic program of interest.

Financial Resources

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.

Find additional financial aid resources by visiting the "Paying for College" section at the College Foundation of North Carolina.