The Department of Elementary Education 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.
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.
To meet the changing needs of a global society by providing learners with quality educational programs taught by experienced and knowledgeable faculty.
To prepare 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.
The Department of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education strives to create a "culture of engagement" for students, faculty, and public school stakeholders. Our innovated programs are designed to create significant educators at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
ECU Elementary Education was ranked 10th best Elementary Education degree program in the US of over 780 colleges.