Chair's Welcome - Dr. Abbie Brown

The Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education (MSITE) at East Carolina University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mathematics Education, Science Education, and Instructional Technology.

Dr. Abbie Brown

The undergraduate programs are designed to prepare you for a career as a classroom teacher and content specialist. Our graduate programs offer opportunities to earn advanced certificates and masters degrees in Mathematics Education, Science Education, and Instructional Technology. You'll find detailed descriptions of all of our programs of study on this site.

We have both campus-based and online programs. Whether you're learning on-campus or online you're working closely with world-class faculty members who care about your progress. Students have opportunities to participate in student chapters of state and national organizations, and to collaborate in research, conference presentation and journal-article publication with faculty.

Our department also provides a variety of options for financial support to students, including scholarship programs and graduate assistantship opportunities. We're happy to assist you in finding the option that is right for you. Use our website to find the degree program that's right for you. If you have questions or need additional information please call our office: 252-328-9353, or contact me at

Abbie H. Brown, PhD
Professor and Chair
Dr. Floyd Mattheis
Remembering Floyd Mattheis: While mourning the loss of Floyd Mattheis, we in MSITE remember him fondly with profound appreciation for his fifty-plus years of service to ECU.  Read our tribute.
NCTQ Top Ranked

According to the National Council of Teacher Quality, ECU Secondary Education programs scored in the 97th percentile in comparison to 741 undergraduate teacher education programs in the nation.

Best in the Nation - According to the 2016 US News and World Report rankings, ECU Online Graduate Education programs Rank 14 among all online graduate education programs considered and Rank 13 among all Online Graduate Education programs for veterans.

News Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Ya-Huei Lu
Ya-Huei Lu

Dr. Ya-Huei Lu, Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology, specializes in the integration of technology into K-12 teaching.  Dr. Lu joined the faculty in Fall 2017.

Dr. Lu's teaching, research, and service are mutually supportive.  While teaching a variety of technology integration courses, she conducts research into effective uses of instructional technologies.  She is keen to connect learning to authentic practice.  Dr. Lu brings to the faculty tremendous breadth and depth of knowledge in K-12 technology integration and a deep desire to help people learn.

To learn more about Dr. Lu, we asked her a few questions about teaching and learning, as well as a question about life in Taipai as compared to Greenville.  We invite you to read her replies.

Student Spotlight

Ryanne Hilliard
Ryanne Hilliard

Congratulations to Ryanne Hilliard!  Ryanne is a dual-degree student simultaneously seeking degrees in Mathematics and Mathematics Education.  We asked Ryanne to discuss her educational experiences, including her preparation for teaching.

My name is Ryanne Hilliard, and I will graduate with a BS in Secondary Mathematics Education and a BA in Mathematics from ECU on May 4, 2018. I am currently an intern at Ayden-Grifton High School in Pitt County, which I am absolutely loving! My experience as a student teacher has been much like that of my own high school education, except I'm playing the opposite role.


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