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Welcome to the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education & History Education!

Welcome to the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education (LEHE)! Our department supports forward-thinking instruction, researches significant topics and issues, provides clinical experiences for the application of knowledge in instructional settings, and encourages life-long professional growth and reflection.

The Literacy Studies (READ) offers courses and professional experiences in all areas of literacy and literacy instruction. Embedded within many programs, our courses can lead to completion of a Reading Concentration, eligibility for the North Carolina A-Level Reading License, and the online MAEd in Reading Education degree.

The English Education (ENED) program provides opportunities to learn about and experience secondary English/language arts in public schools. Three levels of students are enrolled in our courses.  Undergraduate English education majors pursue a double major: a BS in English, Secondary Education degree, and a BS in English. Licensure only students, who already hold an undergraduate degree, earn a North Carolina license in Secondary English. Graduate students simultaneously earn a Master of Arts degree and an NC license to teach high school English.

The History Education (HIED) program provides important social studies experiences in instructional settings. Similar to the English Education program, students may pursue a BS in History, Secondary Education, and also earn a BS in History.  Licensure only students qualify for a license to teach secondary History, and at the graduate level, the Master of Arts in Teaching students in History Education earn a graduate degree and licensure to teach high school History.

The MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction Degree Program offers advanced study in curriculum and instruction with specified concentrations to individuals who hold an undergraduate degree and a teaching license in their field. Our teacher candidates learn instructional processes and tools that prepare departmental, school, or district teacher leaders in their chosen field. Current concentrations include English Education (ENED) with eligibility for 9-12 English Education advanced licensure and History/Social Studies Education (HIED) with eligibility for 9-12 Social Studies advanced licensure. The program’s face-to-face and online courses may be completed either on a part- or full-time basis.

Our exemplary program and faculty prepare world-class teachers and scholars. Please visit our program and join us!

Department News
Glenesha Berryman
New study looks at the impact of same-race teachers
NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – A new study focusing on North Carolina students says black educators can help black students in the classroom. Morticia Walston teaches second grade at Trent Road elementary school in New Bern. “Where there is no vision, the people perish,” said Walston, quoting the book of Proverbs. “If they don’t see someone that looks like them, then they have no place to go.” She said being in front of this classroom is where she is meant to be. “I just always Continue reading →

Rhem-Schwarzmann Prize
Education students receive outstanding student research awards
College of Education students Jeanann Woodard and Zachary Dale have been awarded prizes by Joyner Library for outstanding student research. The eighth annual Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize for student research winners were announced at an April 5 ceremony in Joyner’s Special Collections Reading Room. Established by the late Ann Schwarzmann to honor William and Emily Rhem and Theodore and Ann Schwarzmann, the Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize recognizes outstanding research papers written by sophomores, juniors and seniors at East Carolina University. Eligibility criteria required students to use the library’s special Continue reading →

Sarah Bonin
Special education major receives Bassman Honors Thesis Award
Sarah Bonin, a College of Education student majoring in special education from Cary, has received the 2016-2017 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award. One student is selected each year for the outstanding senior Honors College thesis or project and a $500 award. Bonin created a reading and math curriculum for students in third through fifth grades, and is believed to be the first education student to win the award, said Dr. Guili Zhang, professor and interim chair of the Department of Special Education, Foundations and Continue reading →

Colloquium
College of Education Learning Colloquium – Monday March 27
Make plans to join your COE colleagues  for our COE Learning Colloquium on Monday afternoon, March 27th, 12:30 – 2:30pm! There will be presentations on a variety of topics – most offered in repeated concurrent workshops.  The COE Learning Colloquium offers something for everyone – staff, faculty, students – please make plans to be there! Schedule 12:30 – 1:15pm  Concurrent Forums I 1:15 – 1:45pm    Welcome by Dean Hayes, Dialogue, & Refreshments in Speight 203 1:45 – 2:30pm   Concurrent Forums II Concurrent Forums I Batten Rm – Continue reading →

Christy Howard2
Celebrating Diverse Books!
In teaching literacy courses in the College of Education, I am always thinking about the importance of examining literacy learning in our diverse world. In recent years an emphasis has been placed on the need for more diverse texts for students (Cooperative Children’s Book Council, 2015). As teacher educators, in our work to prepare future teachers for the diverse classrooms they will encounter, it is important to provide them with tools and resources for integrating diverse texts in classrooms. Rudine Sims’ seminal work (1990) on Continue reading →

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For more information about our programs, please contact: COE Academic Success Center
coeadvising@ecu.edu

252-328-0067

or

Ms. Lauren Morrison
Administrative Support Associate
205 Speight Building
morrisonl14@ecu.edu