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Elizabeth City State University

Department of Education

Faculty and staff in the Department of Education are committed to the mission of preparing competent practitioners who facilitate learning. The conceptual framework, Professional Educator as Decision Maker, is woven throughout coursework, research, and experiences so that candidates meet standards for high quality teaching and leadership in the 21st Century. The Department offers innovative specialty areas that are designed to prepare candidates who are reflective practitioners, advocators of diversity, effective facilitators, critical thinkers, proficient technology users, and competent evaluators who are capable of meeting the diverse needs of all learners. Candidates receive a professional core with their specialty area preparation where they benefit from classroom instruction, field experiences and student teaching that reflects current thinking and research.

The Department of Education offers programs leading to licensure and a Bachelor of Science in Education degree majors in the following areas:

  • Birth through Kindergarten (BK)
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Middle Grades (6-9)
  • Special Education General Curriculum (K-12)

Candidates majoring in Elementary Education are required to select an academic concentration from the list below:

Approved Academic Concentration Options:

  1. Art 5. Music
  2. English 6. Psychology
  3. General Science 7. Social Sciences
  4. Mathematics 8. Spanish

Note: Please be advised that the ECSU Department of Education's Programs and all programs which lead to a teaching license from the State of North Carolina are currently going through program changes mandated by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. All current and future students interested in being admitted to the Teacher Education Programs at ECSU must meet with their advisor prior to registration each semester. If students do not meet with their advisor, the Program Areas will not be held accountable for students taking unnecessary courses which do not lead to a degree. Furthermore, if students do not meet with their advisors, the Department of Education (Program Areas) will not be held responsible for students who exceed the required credit hours for their degree. Students who take more than 140 credit hours will be subject to a tuition surcharge as required by NC General Statute 116-143.9.