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Brown Welcome

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 Online Programs

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.




Photo of Dr. Dan Dickerson

We are very pleased to welcome Associate Professor Dan Dickerson to MSITE. Dr. Dickerson is a distinguished Science Educator who began with a proclivity for formal studies. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Science Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Science Education from North Carolina State University. Dr. Dickerson has numerous scholarly publications, including recent work such as, The nature and role of science kits in affecting change in public understanding of science; Using multiple representations in teaching various disciplines of science; and Hitting the big screen: Urban youth activism through documentary film

We asked Dr. Dickerson a series of questions about North Carolina, Science, and Science Education. Read his replies to understand why we are proud to introduce Dr. Dickerson to you.



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.