Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
East Carolina’s BS in elementary education program allows students to work closely with faculty regarded as experts in their field. A hallmark of the elementary education program at East Carolina is the prevalence of practicum experiences throughout the program. Even from the beginning of the program, students have the chance to be observing and working in classrooms throughout eastern North Carolina. Each semester, students have the opportunity to be in an elementary classroom applying the concepts and knowledge from their coursework.
The program culminates in a yearlong internship placement in a K-6 elementary classroom. In the first semester, students spend one day a week in their placement getting to know the students, teaching lessons, and collaborating with the teacher. In the second semester, students attend their internship every day and gradually pick up teaching responsibilities until they are teaching all day long. Student interns have the support of ECU faculty, the classroom teacher, and a university supervisor as they finish program requirements and prepare to enter the work force.
Institutional and Professional Licensure Disclosures for Enrolled and Prospective Students
ECU degree programs satisfy the professional licensure and/or certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for these exams. However, requirements in other states may be different.
If you are considering a degree program that may, would, could or potentially lead to a professional license and/or certification, please note that at this time ECU may or may not be able to advise whether a program meets requirements outside of North Carolina. Prior to enrolling in a degree program, please discuss this important topic with your program of interest.