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I am a community college student interested in transferring into a teacher education program. 

Are you looking to transfer to ECU to become a teacher? If so, you've made a great choice! East Carolina University's College of Education offers a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate level on campus and has some programs that are offered online through or 2+2 degree completion partnership. Our state and nation needs diverse individuals to help shape the future one classroom at at time. Learn more about how you can become a teacher and change the world! 

The College of Education has 18 undergraduate degrees that range from teaching Pre-Kindergarten to high school students. For a full listing of our undergraduate degrees, visit our Degrees page.

Students looking to complete degrees in elementary education, special education (general curriculum) and middle grades education (language arts and social studies) can transition from North Carolina community colleges into one of these online programs.

Scholarships are available for incoming students and undergraduates majoring in education.

ECU Transfer Admissions is glad to assist you with your transition from community college to becoming a Pirate!

Facetime to Fairbanks
Sasser teaching

Lights dim over 100 students from Meadow Lane Elementary School who sit on the edge of their seats waiting for the image to appear on the SMART Board. They are poised for a virtual adventure led by an outstanding new teacher, Chelsea Sasser.

Learning through distance education techniques was familiar to Chelsea Sasser who began working on her teaching degree at Wayne Community College and transferred to East Carolina University's State Employees' Credit Union Partnership East online model. Much like Partnership East's goal to educate prospective teachers from a distance, Ms. Sasser utilized the power of technology to engage her elementary students in a most unique experience.

On a warm, sunny December day in Goldsboro, North Carolina, the students embarked on a virtual adventure to Fairbanks, Alaska that registered a temperature of minus 17 degrees on that day. Sasser, who hoped to engage her students with a part of the country these young people may never visit, collaborated with faculty from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and her fellow teachers at Meadow lane Elementary within Wayne County Public Schools to develop lesson plans incorporating key facts about Alaskan wildlife, specifically, reindeer. The focus of the virtual visit was for her students to discover how reindeer feed, the techniques for care of these animals, and characteristics of their habitat. The event was highly engaging and interactive, and the wide eyes and smiles of Meadow Lane Elementary students were present as reindeer trotted across the screen bringing learning to life.