ECU Teaching Programs receives accreditation

The teacher education programs at East Carolina University have received full accreditation from the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the N.C. State Board of Education.

Accreditation by these agencies assures that ECU’s education graduates have met prescribed sets of standards that earn them eligibility for employment in all 50 states.

“We are proud of our education programs at East Carolina,” said Dr. Emmett Floyd, the interim dean of the ECU School of Education.

He said the school has received national recognition in recent years for its efforts to improve teacher education and the practice of education in the public schools. The recognition includes a Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award from the Association of Teacher Educators and selection as an “exemplary teacher education program” by the National Education Association.

The ECU School of Education offers 36 professional education programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. With an enrollment of nearly 1,500 students, it is the largest in the state.