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The College of Education Community of Scholars is a support system for Teacher Education students at ECU. It is designed to provide programmatic experiences for the Education Living-Learning Community, the Abernathy Scholarship, the Lane Scholarship, and the Maynard Scholarship.


Program Goals:

  • Provide an academically and culturally enriched preparation program that extends beyond the regular college program.
  • Provide opportunities and experiences that encourage the development of leaders and decision makers.
  • Provide opportunities for building an understanding of education's place in a greater social context.
  • Instill a sense of mission, service and professionalism in Teacher Education students.
  • Improve the image of teacher education candidates and programs campus-wide.
  • To provide early introduction and experiences directly related to the major (Teacher Education)
  • To provide additional support and resources to better retain students at ECU and within the Teacher Education degree program.
  • Recruit and retain greater numbers of teacher education candidates in North Carolina.
Email the COE Advising Center

For more information, contact:

Dr. Dionna Manning
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858


The COE-Community of Scholars program provides students with:

  • Individualized attention and support
  • Early and continuous development of leadership skills
  • An environment that is conducive to academic achievement
  • An opportunity to be exposed to cultures and ideas that will enhance personal and professional development
  • Overall assistance with the transition from high school to college
  • The opportunity be serve as a leader for the College of Education and volunteer with community partners
  • The opportunity to grow academically, professionally, and personally in the quest to become an ECU Educator 

Please complete the Teacher Education Interest Form to request additional information about our Programs and Scholarships or to request a visit to the College of Education at ECU.

For additional information, please contact the Education Community of Scholars Program Director, Dr. Dionna Manning at or 252-328-4126.

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