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The Office of Professional Development and Student Outreach is committed to partnering with public schools in eastern North Carolina for the purposes of rural education research, staff development, and student outreach through the Rural Education Institute.

Our Vision

All educators and administrators will have access to resources and training to effectively manage the demands of twenty-first century schools in rural North Carolina.


Our Mission

To provide quality training, resources and outreach programs to support education in Eastern North Carolina.

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Job Posting – Executive Director of ECU Lab School
Executive Director ECU Lab School College of Education Vacancy 002586 NC General Statue Chapter 116, Article 29 A (116-239.5), provided for the establishment of eight university laboratory schools with the mission “improving student performance in local school administrative units with low performing schools by providing an enhanced education program for students residing in those units and providing exposure and training for teachers and principals to successfully address challenges existing in high need school settings. The laboratory school shall provide an opportunity for research, demonstration, student Continue reading →

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Mandatory Intern II Seminar Moved to Jan. 13th due to Impending Weather
Due to projected inclement weather for this weekend, the Mandatory Seminar for Intern II’s has been changed from Monday, January 9th to Friday, January 13th. An updated Spring Internship II Calendar has been posted at www.ecu.edu/cs-educ/oce/interns.cfm

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Why Should You Get Your Master’s Degree in Education?
Update: Interest in the MAEd program has been quite strong! We now anticipate forming two cohorts starting in Summer 2017.  For more information, contact Dr. Carol Greene at greeneh@ecu.edu or 252-328-5316. In recent years in NC, it has been harder than ever to feel appreciated as teachers. With little to no pay raises for many of the last ten years, and with the pay raise for having a master’s degree removed by our state legislature, many teachers have forgone doing advanced study or earning a Continue reading →

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Contact Us

For more information about our programs, please contact:

Catrina Davis, MSEd.
Lead Coordinator
138 Rivers Building
Mailstop 124
252-328-5985
davisca@ecu.edu