Education Archives

Sep 14, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

ECU to serve as rural education hub for Southeast

A new partnership with the Rural Schools Collaborative puts East Carolina University at the forefront of rural education in North and South Carolina. The Rural Education Institute (REI) — which...

Jackquelyn Derritt portrait photo
Sep 06, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

Student: Jackquelyn Derritt

East Carolina University’s Jackquelyn Derritt is pursuing a master’s degree in English with the goal of teaching college students one day. She admired her teachers at White Oak High School...

A National Endowment for the Humanities grant provided 72 educators, including a pair of East Carolina University faculty members, the opportunity to spend a week in Saipan learning about conflict history outside of museum walls.
Aug 22, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

LESSONS FROM SAIPAN

After three years of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, East Carolina University faculty returned to Saipan to host two week-long residential history and culture programs for K-12 educators. “Saipan’s...

Graphic of student wearing purple shirt and ECU tie with a name tag that says,
Aug 17, 2023
  • Kim Tilghman

CAREER INSIGHT

Over the summer, 20 East Carolina University undergraduates took part in the rewarding and impactful SECU Public Fellows Internship program. The internship program places undergrads with government and nonprofit organizations...

Dietrich Downing works with North Carolina Coastal Federation staff and other interns to research the conditions of North Carolina’s wetlands with East Carolina University's Public Fellows SECU Public Fellows Internship program.
Aug 16, 2023
  • Kim Tilghman

COASTAL EXPLORATION

It’s the ideal scenario for a Pirate voyaging to a career with an environmental focus: a summer internship with an organization that works to protect, restore and preserve our state’s...

Lexi Lozner poses for a photo
Aug 08, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

Student: Lexi Lozner

Future teacher Lexi Lozner, an East Carolina University junior majoring in special education, says people with disabilities often are overlooked. She wants to make sure that her students are seen...

Dionna Manning poses in front of flowers
Jul 31, 2023
  • Ken Buday

Faculty: Dionna Manning

Growing up in the small town of Roanoke Rapids, Dionna Manning knew everyone — and everyone knew her. It was family dinners every Thursday and Sunday night — and well...

Jul 27, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

ECU partners with UNC System schools for future teacher symposium

A partnership between East Carolina University, UNC Wilmington and UNC Pembroke allowed North Carolina high school students to experience life as a college student and explore the world of teacher...

East Carolina University sign when entering campus.
Jul 27, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

HISTORIC PHILANTHROPY

Donors contributed nearly $100 million in philanthropic support for East Carolina University in 2022-23, making it the most successful fiscal year fundraising endeavor of the comprehensive Pursue Gold campaign and...

Jun 19, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

ECU receives A+ for elementary education literacy programs

East Carolina University’s undergraduate educator preparation program has earned an A+ rating from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a recognition given to only 48 schools nationally for elementary...