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The College of Education at East Carolina University recognizes the unique strengths and needs of rural educators and administrators in eastern North Carolina. To assist rural educators with the challenges they face in today's twenty-first century schools, the Rural Education Institute within the Office of Professional Development is committed to partnering with the public schools in eastern North Carolina for the purposes of rural education research, staff development, and student outreach.

Rural Education Institute

  • To serve as the College of Education’s central dissemination point for continuing education opportunities for pre-service and in-service teachers and administrators at the local, state, regional, national, and international level
    • Provide electronic information portal for staff development and CEU-bearing opportunities from ECU
    • Approve CEUs for teacher education opportunities across the ECU campus
    • Share continuing education opportunities with the SE Alliance and NE RESA
    • Support the LCSN’s Annual Clinical Teacher Conference
    • Host Graduate Research Seminar with a rural education focus
  • To disseminate to public school and university partners in eastern North Carolina information about outreach and student programs offered through East Carolina University
    • Host Legislator’s School for Youth Leadership Development
    • Facilitate Teacher Cadet and Future Teachers of America partnerships
    • Facilitate GEAR UP programs
    • Facilitate Why Teach? programs
    • Provide educational experiences and opportunities which might not otherwise be available to students in rural eastern North Carolina
  • To connect faculty and graduate students with the Latham Clinical Schools Network for the purpose of research and to link faculty expertise and university resources with public school partners
    • Invite faculty seeking research opportunities to address the LCSN Advisory Board
    • Create a directory of COE faculty expertise
    • Create a directory of staff development coordinators in the LCSN
    • Hold quarterly meetings with staff development coordinators from LCSN member systems
    • Maintain NCDPI reports for COE faculty and graduate students seeking school districts with specific characteristics
  • To utilize the REI Outreach Grants to provide funding for doctoral students in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and proposed Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction programs, to conduct research in rural areas, and to support university and public school partnerships for the purpose of research
    • Provide funding opportunities for doctoral students in Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and proposed Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction programs for dissertation and other research projects in rural eastern North Carolina
    • Encourage COE faculty to seek rural public school partners for research
  • To collect data regarding CEU bearing activities to ensure high quality programming focused on the needs and issues faced by rural educators
    • Maintain a database of service/outreach conducted in the LCSN
    • Facilitate the feedback/evaluation of OPD/REI program
  • To increase the visibility, reputation, and impact of the College of Education with regard to professional development and research focused on the issue
    • Maintain the Office of Professional Development/Rural Education Institute website
    • Distribute OPD/REI materials to LCSN
    • Distribute Legislator’s School for Youth Leadership Development information
    • Attend SE Alliance and NE RESA meetings as the ECU College of Education representative

 Latham Clinical Schools Network for Professional Development Page


Professional Development Workshops

  • Spring 2015 Clinical Teacher Conference - March 31, 2015

    The theme for this event that hosts our current Senior 2 clinical teachers is iTeach: What's Your Superpower? Our goal is to honor our Superheroes in the Field by providing them with professional development sessions that will enhance their "super-teacher powers."

  • Teacher's Toolbox

Student Outreach Events

 Professional Development Opportunities for ECU Faculty and Staff

2015 Recruitment Day

College of Education Hosts Prospective Pirates

On: 27 Jan 2015 21:51
On Saturday, January 24, 2015, the East Carolina University College of Education hosted prospective teacher education students at their College Of Education Recruitment Day which was held in Mendenhall Student Center. The theme of the event was iTeach: What’s Your Superpower? and provided 46 junior and senior high school students and their families with information […]

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Dan Zuberbier

Meet Dan Zuberbier: A Great Resource for Students, Faculty, and Educators in Eastern NC

On: 27 Jan 2015 15:00
Recently, the Joyner Library made a new addition specifically to benefit the College of Education. Dan Zuberbier was hired as the Education and Instructional Technologies Librarian in the Teaching Resource Center. Like many academic librarians, Dan Zuberbier didn’t follow a straight path to the profession. While finishing his B.A. in History at the University of […]

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COE Seal – Feature Image

Everyone Has News to Share

On: 17 Jan 2015 19:09
In the College of Education, we believe the best way to find out about what is going on in our departments, classrooms, and clubs as well as in the lives of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni is by encouraging them to share their news and events with us. As one of the larger colleges […]

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Alpha Delta Kappa

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships Available

On: 15 Jan 2015 17:26
Educations majors who are interested in scholarships may want to take a few minutes to look at the attached scholarship applications. They are from Alpha Delta Kappa, a well-established organization of women educators. This is money that can be used to assist with tuition and books. For each of the two scholarships, there is an […]

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Dr. Rob Lucas and Dr. Christina Tschida Awarded a Grant from the Library of Congress

On: 15 Jan 2015 17:00
Congratulations to Dr. Rob Lucas and Dr. Christina Tschida in the Department of Elementary and Middle Grades Education (ELMID) for their Grant Award from the Library of Congress. The Project, Teaching with Primary Sources will develop sets of primary sources on key regional topics that are also of national significance and make them available to […]

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