Education Living-Learning Community

Living-Learning Community


The College of Education Living-Learning Community (LLC) gives first-year education students a unique residential learning experience that connects College of Education faculty and staff members and classroom learning with residence life to ease the transition into the ECU community and contribute to their success within the College of Education and beyond. Students will enjoy the typical first year experience of dorm life with the added benefit of living with other students who are also going into the education field. In addition to in-hall discussions and guest speakers, students in the LLC will have the opportunity to engage in a number of activities outside the University environment, attending cultural events, teambuilding ropes course, and social activities in and around the ECU community. These activities help students become comfortable with the residential and academic aspects of University life in a short period of time.

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Scholarship Spotlight

Betty Abernathy Scholarship

The Abernathy scholarship is a four year $20,000 scholarship awarded to an outstanding high school senior with a demonstrated commitment to the study of and a career in science education. The scholarship is modeled after the ECU Maynard Scholarship and as so, recipients will have a required on campus living component for the freshmen year, a four year programmatic component, and specific criteria for receiving funds.

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Student Spotlight

Rachel Lowery

2016 Alston W. Burke Scholar

Rachel Lowery

Hometown: Wake Forest, NC
High School: Wakefield High School
Intended Major: Elementary Education
Reason for Choosing Education: Ever since I started school I have always wanted to be a teacher. I used to play pretend with my friends and dolls. My kindergarten teacher and assistant teacher played a huge roll in my decision to become an elementary educator. They were loving and enthusiastic as well as informative and helpful. Sure, you might say lots of teachers are like that but these two stood out drastically for me. I remember the silly approaches to learning they used, the magic tricks, and the endless motivation given while at the same time being the backbone of the class. I’ve always been one who was good with children and I’ve always loved to be around them. I want to be that teacher who leaves a positive impact on a child, the one teacher they will always remember and rely on.
Why ECU: I chose East Carolina University’s College of Education because of the impeccable history of the program. The university started out as a teaching school and continues to produce amazing teachers. People all over, especially in the education field, know just how well ECU’s educator reputation is and I was beyond ecstatic to have to option to jump aboard.
Favorite thing about ECU: I’d say one of my favorite things I have have discovered about East Carolina University is the love and pride for the school and community. Everyone here at ECU is proud of the university they attend and is not afraid to show it. Neighboring businesses shut down on game day and buildings are painted purple and gold. Everyone here has one thing in common, and that makes us a family.