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The Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education (MSITE) at East Carolina University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mathematics Education, Science Education, and Instructional Technology. Read the full welcome message. 

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Best in the Nation:  According to the 2016 US News and World Report rankings, ECU Online Graduate Education programs Rank 14 among all online graduate education programs considered and Rank 13 among all Online Graduate Education programs for veterans.




Dr. Ron Preston

We are delighted to highlight Dr. Preston. His many scholarly accomplishments, which include numerous publications, presentations, and external funding awards would provide sufficient reason to honor him. Yet there is more to Dr. Preston than one will find in his scholarly work. Dr. Preston has an uncanny zeal to serve. We could string together a lengthy series of banal platitudes (he's indefatigable, precious, a treasure, and so on), but we prefer that you gain your own personal sense for the man. We asked Dr. Preston some questions about North Carolina, Indiana, mathematics, mathematics education, higher education administration, service, and gardening. We invite you to read his replies in order to gain a sense for his keen insights.



It takes special qualities to become a successful teacher: a commitment to learning, a passion for serving, and a drive for personal excellence.   Rebekah Currie, a mathematics education student who was recently honored with the NCCTM Outstanding Mathematics Education Student award, embodies these qualities.  Rebekah enjoys all sorts of puzzles, including math puzzles. She was excited to take a class about polyhedra and tessellations where she was able to make 3-D models of some different polyhedra. Her project was on display in Joyner library last semester. Arts and crafts are her passions.  She especially  loves to draw and paint.  She also enjoys cooking and baking in her spare time. She thinks sharks are fascinating. Rebekah has many things that she loves to do and sees herself " as a person who gets several different degrees and tries different careers as a hobby. I want to learn about as many different things as I can."

Read her full interview to see why MSITE is proud to feature her as our latest Student Spotlight.