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Dr. Ron Preston
MSITE Director of Students
352E Flanagan Building
252-328-9355
prestonr@ecu.edu

Ms. Brooklyn C. Teel
Administrative Support Associate
352B Flanagan Building
teelb16@ecu.edu

Why should you choose Science Education at ECU?

Elementary Science Class

ECU was established as a Teacher Training School in 1909. By joining our Science Education program, you will be benefiting from this long tradition of excellence in teacher education. Science teaching is an extremely rewarding career and science teachers are always in high demand. 100% of our teachers are placed after graduation! As science and technology become increasingly important in our modern lives, the need for highly qualified teachers in these fields will only continue to grow. Completing a Science Education degree program at ECU will prepare you to teach future generations the the 21st century skills they need to succeed.

With a multitude of degree programs to choose from, we have a program that fits who you are.
  • Let us help you find the program for you.  high school science class dissecting a pigClick on the links under Future Students to learn more about what we have to offer.  Look at the questions below to see where you fit in with us.
  • Are you an undergraduate interested in becoming a K-12 science teacher?
  • Are you a community college student who wants a Bachelors degree in science education?
  • Are you interested in becoming a science teacher through an online program?
  • Are you earning an Associates of Science Degree at a community college?
  • Are you a current teacher interested in earning a Masters degree in an online program?
  • Are you currently teaching science without an NC license?
  • Are you interested in changing careers and want to become a science teacher?
At ECU, Our focus is on. . .

Teaching: We have a science education Bachelors or Masters program or concentration that fits who you are.

  • Are you an undergraduate interested in becoming a K-14 science teacher?
  • Are you a community college student who wants a Bachelors degree in science education?
  • Are you a current teacher interested in advancing your teaching practice in an online program?
  • Are you interested in changing careers from a STEM field to the classroom?

Browse our degree programs to find the right one to make you a science educator for tomorrow.

Research: Our faculty and students present together at the North Carolina Science Teachers Conference. Faculty also present internationally at the Annual NARST conference, a gathering of the top science education researchers worldwide, and at the annual ASTE meeting, in which science teacher educators share key research pertaining to the preparation and professional development of science teachers. The faculty's many research interests include:

  • curriculum design with the Next Generation Science Standards
  • equitable and meaningful science learning experiences
  • scientific representations
  • classroom assessment
  • teacher performance assessment

Partner with us to improve science education in eastern North Carolina and across the globe.

Community: Our involvement with the community sets us apart. Among our many community activities are:

  • A STEM center offers a STEM Day, AP training, and a lending library of science classroom materials
  • Elementary Science Concentration Students host several science community events across Eastern North Carolina.
  • The placement of practicum students are placed in community schools through the Latham Clinical Schools network
  • Science Education Faculty provide professional development to practicing teachers.

Come join our community and make use of our resources!