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The Department of Elementary and Middle Grades Education offers undergraduate degrees with teaching licensure in elementary education and four content areas in middle grades education.  The department also offers graduate degrees in elementary education and middle grades education. The programs are committed to the preparation of teachers who are knowledgeable, reflective, technologically proficient, and skilled in meeting the needs of a diverse student population.

Inherent in our mission is the preparation of excellent teachers for the children and young adolescents of North Carolina. Our administration and faculty seek to exceed excellence in preparation of our teachers, not just for pride, but because the education of the children and the young adolescents of North Carolina and the future of our state and nation depend on our work. To achieve our mission, one current project is our involvement as a state leader in the National Teacher Performance Assessment project in partnership with Stanford University.

Dr. Ann Bullock

Department Chair
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Ms. Delaney Swift
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Hi ECU Candidates,

Review Fernando's announcement below, then visit the Foundations of Reading site ( for more resources to help prepare for these required tests for licensure.

Dr. Christina Tschida

College of Education Faculty share Research at National CAEP Convention

On: 05 Oct 2015 15:12
GREENVILLE, N.C. (9/29/15) — The success of ECU’s recent Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation visit led to four COE faculty being invited to share their research at the Fall 2015 CAEP Convention in Washington, D.C. Two presentations highlighted the on-going efforts from ECU’s Pirate CODE (Continuum of Developing Expertise), its Transformation […]

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From the TRC…3D Printing Now Available to ECU Community

On: 01 Oct 2015 12:31
It’s the first Thursday of the month and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight an instructional technology resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center (TRC) has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. Our first post of the school year highlights a new service in Joyner Library, 3D printing! Do you know how common […]

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Reading Education Faculty Highlights

On: 30 Sep 2015 19:30
At this time in the semester, students are showcasing what they have learned through papers, projects and mid-term exams. We thought we would share a few highlights of what the ECU College of Education Reading Faulty have been doing since the start of the fall 2015 semester. Dr. Caitlin Ryan has presented multiple professional development […]

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College of Education hosts Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute

On: 29 Sep 2015 16:21
East Carolina University’s College of Education hosted its second Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute on Sept. 12 for close to 100 pre-service and in-service teacher educators from the Latham Clinical Schools Network, a privately funded partnership program that supports the enhancement of 39 school systems in eastern North Carolina. As an expert in the field […]

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Elementary Science Alumna Receives WITN’s Teacher of the Week Award

On: 17 Sep 2015 19:31
Congratulations to Dail Berry who received this week’s Teacher of the Week award from WITN. Last May, Berry graduated from East Carolina University, receiving the Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Elementary Science. In the summer of 2014, she was an innovative camp counselor for the East Carolina Summer Science […]

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