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2001, 2002, 2003. Trends and Issues In Education (1,2,3)
Individualized study of problems or issues in pertinent areas of education.

3002. Introduction to Diversity (3)
Multidisciplinary introduction to concepts and issues of diversity in American society and schools.

3200. Introduction to American Education (3)
Historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of American education, including multiculturalism. Organizational, financial, and legal bases of education at federal, state, and local levels. Curricular purposes in American ladder of educational institutions. Teaching as profession. Current issues and trends.

4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3)
Theories of learning, motivation, and assessment provide a foundation for understanding classroom as instructional system.

4551, 4552, 4553 . Trends and Issues In Education (1,2,3)
Individualized study of problems or issues in pertinent areas of education.

5001. Education in a Global Perspective (3)
Comparative study of selected national educational systems, curricula, teacher preparatory programs, evaluation systems, and current issues within context of global realities, demands, and needs.

5002. Foundations of Multicultural Education (3)
Aspects of teaching that view cultural differences as educational assets.

5001. Education in a Global Perspective (3)
Comparative study of selected national educational systems, curricula, teacher preparatory programs, evaluation systems, and current issues within context of global realities, demands, and needs.

5002. Foundations and Multicultural Education (3)
Aspects of teaching that view cultural differences as educational assets.

6001. Introduction to Differences in Human Learning in Schools (3)
Examines race, ethnicity, socio economic class, gender, sexual preference, and exceptionality relative to historical, philosophical, social, cultural, political, and legal issues in schools.

6415. Techniques of Teaching in the High School (3)
Effective teaching techniques used to direct learning in the American secondary school.

6423. History and Philosophy of Education (3)
Institutional development of public education in US with interpretation of political, philosophical, and social forces influencing this development.

6424. Action Research and Curriculum Development (3)
Introduces curriculum design, theory, and action research to assist with knowledge, skills, and dispositions in support of reflective practioners. Foundations, history, and research methods of action research applied to educational settings, including action inquiry as curriculum development tool. Overview of models of curriculum theory and concrete applications of curriculum development and action inquiry.

6430. Statistics in Education (3)
Frequency distribution, central tendency, measurements of variability, sampling and reliability, correlation, regression, prediction, and methods of applying statistics in measurement and evaluation of instructional programs.

6454. Foundations of American Education (3)
For students entering education graduate work. Educational history, philosophy, sociology, government, and economics. Introduction of pertinent materials.

6480. Introduction to Research (3)
Development and use of research, research methods, applied research, basic research, methods of reasoning, fallacies in reasoning, statistical methods, thesis writing, survey research, and evaluation of research.

6482. Trends and Issues in Educational Research for Practitioners (3)
Recent developments in educational research and implications for educational practitioners as research consumers. Emphasis on identification, analysis, application, and evaluation of developments in literature through field-based research.

6551, 6552, 6553. Problems and Issues in Education (1,2,3)
May be taken for 1, 2, or 3 s.h., depending upon depth of topics. Class meetings may or may not be required. Hours for courses and requirements for completion arranged with instructor. Courses may be repeated for maximum of 9 s.h. Prerequisite: Consent of Chair. Individualized or specialized study of problems or issues in pertinent areas of education. Variable titles and content.

6950. Global Considerations in Educational Theory and Policy: Economics and Democracy (3)
Global economic forces responsible for recent educational reforms. Evaluation of impact of those forces on domestic and foreign populations. Considers future of public school role in advancing democratic citizenship and social justice.

7001. Advanced Research and Evaluation (1,2,3)
EDUC 6480 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Scientific approach to problems in education. Utilizes advanced methodological and statistical techniques leading to design and evaluation of actual projects.

7410, 7411, 7412. Special Topics (1,2,3)
May be repeated for credit. Focus on special topics in education.

7420. Advanced Educational Statistics (3)
EDUC 7001 or consent of instructor. Major types of quantitative models and their practical application to data analysis in educational research. Emphasis on appropriateness of types of models for different research problems, use of models as a basis for data interpretation, and management of data analysis projects.

7430. Qualitative Research in Education (3)
Field project required. Major types of research methods and techniques and their applicability to clarification and understanding of educational problems. Field project develops basic and advanced skills for conducting qualitative research in educational settings.

7440. Applied Educational Research (3)
EDUC 6480 or consent of instructor. Instructional systems-based strategies and methodology for identifying and using research findings in school practice. Emphasis on critical evaluation of current educational trends. Use of research information considered an advanced form of behavioral technology.

Dr. Grant Hayes

Hayes named Dean of College of Education

On: 31 Mar 2015 19:42
Dr. Grant Hayes has been named dean and distinguished professor of the College of Education at East Carolina University. Hayes is professor of counselor education and interim dean of the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida, where he has held numerous leadership positions since 1998. He will join ECU, […]

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From the TRC: NoveList Plus

On: 19 Mar 2015 21:13
It’s Thursday, and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight another service or resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. This week, it’s NoveList Plus. This week’s post builds on a previous post we wrote about TeachingBooks.net. While TeachingBooks.net focuses on bringing the author to your students […]

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2015 College of Education Faculty and Student Research Showcase

On: 16 Mar 2015 20:01
The COE Research Committee is proud to announce the 2015 College of Education Faculty and Student Research Showcase.  Please plan to attend and participate in this event on Wednesday, March 25 from 4:00-6:00PM in Mendenhall 244. Date:  Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Time:  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location:  Mendenhall room 244 Presenters and Research Studies: […]

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Epsilon Sigma Alpha

ESA Scholarships Available for Special Education Majors

On: 06 Mar 2015 21:20
The North Carolina Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarship Board will continue to offer their Scholarship for students and teachers who are pursuing a degree or certification in Special Education in 2015. The scholarship has been available since 1956 and is targeted to individuals training for work with exceptional children and has ranged from $500 […]

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Dr. Christopher J. Rivera

Publications/Presentations by Dr. Rivera of the Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research

On: 02 Mar 2015 18:29
Dr. Christopher J. Rivera, of the Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research (SEFR), has had three journal publications and three paper/poster presentations this academic year: Publications Hicks, S. C., Rivera, C. J., & Patterson, D. R. (Accepted). Simple steps for teaching prepositions to students with autism and developmental disability. Intervention in School and Clinic. […]

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COE ECU Excels

College of Education Students Honored for Academic Excellence

On: 26 Feb 2015 18:48
On February 20, 2015, fifty-two East Carolina University freshmen and full time transfer students with an intended Teacher Education major were honored during the College of Education ECU EXCELS event. This event was a part of the annual ECU EXCELS program that recognizes students who are first time, full-time freshman or transfer students who earned […]

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From the TRC: TeachingBooks.net

On: 26 Feb 2015 14:51
It’s Thursday, and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight another service or resource the Teaching Resources Center in Joyner Library has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. This week, it’s TeachingBooks.net. Short of inviting an author to speak on campus it can be difficult for children and young adults to feel […]

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2015 NCCEC participants

SPED Students Attend NC Council for Exceptional Children Conference

On: 16 Feb 2015 13:58
On January 29th and 30th 2015, members of ECU’s Student chapter of the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children (NCCEC) attended the annual state conference in Pinehurst, North Carolina. In addition to attending presentations by experts in the field of special education from across the state, students volunteered to help make the conference possible by: […]

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Ayla Allen

NC Council for Exceptional Children Award Scholarship to ECU Student

On: 13 Feb 2015 21:31
Ayla Allen, a sophomore pursuing a bachelor’s degree in special education, adapted curriculum, recently was awarded a scholarship from the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children (NCCEC). Allen received this award for her dedicated service to students with disabilities through her work with the Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) here at East Carolina University. […]

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Dan Zuberbier

Meet Dan Zuberbier: A Great Resource for Students, Faculty, and Educators in Eastern NC

On: 27 Jan 2015 15:00
Recently, the Joyner Library made a new addition specifically to benefit the College of Education. Dan Zuberbier was hired as the Education and Instructional Technologies Librarian in the Teaching Resource Center. Like many academic librarians, Dan Zuberbier didn’t follow a straight path to the profession. While finishing his B.A. in History at the University of […]

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