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September 2023

College of Education celebrates 2023 scholarship donors, recipients

The College of Education recognized 116 scholarship recipients receiving more than $681,000 in funding during its annual ceremony in September. “Education has been a focus of this university since its […]


July 2023

Partners in progress: Building teacher capacity in the pivotal early years

Contributors: Cameron Gupton, Bradley Sasser, Lisa Becker, Heather House The North Carolina New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP) is a leader in university-based induction support — a type of professional […]


June 2023

Pettigrew fosters growth, builds foundations in her elementary classrooms

Growth and learning are pivotal words for East Carolina University alumna Cameron Pettigrew. “One of my favorite parts about being a first-grade teacher is seeing my students grow and learn […]


November 2022

Elementary education students get first access to new TRC technology

Written by Ronnie Woodward A class session involving students majoring in elementary education was recently held at the Teaching Resources Center inside the main campus library, giving those ECU students […]


October 2022

ECU students receive Pitt County education scholarship

Pitt County Schools Educator Fellows Scholarship inaugural recipients are all current education majors at East Carolina University. Pitt County Schools started the program as part of a nationwide effort to […]


Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Estefanie Gonzalez

Name: Estefanie Gonzalez Hometown: Puerto Rico Year in School: 3rd year at ECU Major: elementary education Concentration: social studies Most influential professor: Dr. Wrenn Why did you decide to be […]


Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Jariana Vazquez Soto

Name: Jariana Vazquez Soto Hometown: Manatí, Puerto Rico Major/Degree(s): Elementary Education Why did you choose education? I have always loved working with children. I knew that I wanted my job […]


September 2022

COE faculty publish research on DEI, mental health, library & information science, co-teaching and more

Dr. Kawanna Bright was an author on “Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) into Research” in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. The abstract reads: Despite demographic […]


Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Nicole Silva

Name: Nicole Silva Hometown: Greenville, NC Major/Degrees: Elementary Education with a concentration in reading and I also completed my TESOL certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Why did […]


August 2022

COE welcomes new faculty and staff members this fall

The College of Education welcomed 17 new faculty and staff members for the 2022-2023 academic year. The new faculty and staff members include Sonya Small (Partnership Teach), Maya Hart (REI), […]