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Through collaborations with university departments, business and industry, and schools, the Center for STEM Education translates the findings of educational research into practices that benefit students and teachers.

C-STEM administers the AP Institute and Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics throughout June and July.

The Center is located at 1038 W. H. Smith Blvd., Suite 102 off of Dickinson Avenue. Please call for directions (252-328-6885).

Our Vision

The vision for the Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (C-STEM) is to leverage the resources of The University of North Carolina System, in partnership with the NC Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI), community, and schools to promote quantitative and scientific literacy for all North Carolina citizens. Through collaborations with these partners C-STEM translates the findings of educational research into best practices that benefit the science and mathematics education curriculum at all levels.


Our Mission

  • Improving the quality and quantity of K-12 teachers of science and mathematics;
  •  Providing strong experiences in science and mathematics for all K-16 students while increasing the number of graduates pursuing careers in STEM disciplines;
  •  Creating a supportive environment for multidisciplinary research, evaluation, and assessment while bridging the gap between educators and STEM professionals; and
  • Encouraging community engagement that leads to increased university partnerships with school districts, business and industry, and the community.
Center News
Dr. Charity Cayton
NSF IUSE Grant to Support Math Teacher Education at National Scale
A cross-institutional team received $1.8 million over five years as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education grant for her work entitled “Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology – Examining Student Practice [PTMT-ESP]. PTMT-ESP brings together a cross-institutional team — Jennifer Lovett (Middle Tennessee State University), Allison McCulloch (UNC-Charlotte), Charity Cayton (East Carolina University), and Hollylynne Lee (North Carolina State University). The team will rely on research focused on students’ reasoning to create, refine and study video-enhanced materials to use as Continue reading →

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ECU College of Education hosts AP Summer Institute for educators
Nearly 70 teachers from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia attended the Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute hosted by The College Board Southern Regional Office and East Carolina University from June 25-28. Held at South Central High School, the summer institute offered intensive professional development for AP educators through the completion of 30 or more hours of content-rich training designed to strengthen how they teach AP courses. AP educators can register for five content areas according to their disciplines — AP chemistry, AP English language Continue reading →

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College of Education alums honored with teaching awards
Two East Carolina University College of Education alumni were recently honored with teaching awards in North Carolina. Julie Brickhouse, a special education teacher at Wahl Coates Elementary School of the Arts, was named the Pitt County Schools Teacher of the Year on Wednesday, March 14, at Rock Springs Center. In addition to earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the ECU College of Education, Brickhouse has many other ties to the college: Serving as a part-time instructor in the adapted and general curriculum programs Continue reading →

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Contact Us

For more information about our programs, please contact:

Mr. Shawn Moore
Interim Director
1038 W.H. Smith Blvd.,
Suite 102
252-737-4958
mooresha@ecu.edu