Educator Preparation Program

Educator Preparation Program


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The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) prepares candidates for North Carolina licensure. Program candidates are guided by faculty and assessed throughout their program matriculation to ensure compliance with state and national standards.

 

The mission of the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is to recruit, retain, and prepare candidates for North Carolina licensure. Program candidates are guided by faculty and assessed throughout the licensing process to ensure compliance with university, state and national standards.

Licensure-Only Option: for a person who already holds a bachelor’s degree. The idea is to complete the coursework necessary for completion of a teaching license. This is usually subject area coursework, pedagogy coursework for the license sought, student teaching, licensure testing.

Residency License Option: an “alternate” route to teaching for qualified individuals. Residency license is a one-year pathway, renewable up to two times (for a total of three years). It is for candidates who meet the content requirements of licensure but may still need pedagogy requirements. Requires the acknowledgement of employment with an LEA and enrollment in an EPP. Individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Holds, at a minimum, a baccalaureate degree;
  • Has either completed 24 hours of coursework in the requested licensure area or passed the North Carolina State Board of Education (NCSBE) required content area examination(s) for the requested licensure area;
  • Is enrolled in a recognized Educator Preparation Program(EPP). Students must have earned a grade point average of at least 2.7 on a four-point scale for formal admission to approved North Carolina EPPs, and;
  • Meets all requirements established by the NCSBE, including completing preservice requirements prior to teaching.

Birth through Kindergarten (BK)

concentrations:
Child, Family, and
Community Concentration

Elementary Education (K-6)

Birth-Kindergarten Residency
Curriculum Guide


Music (K-12)

Special Education  

 concentrations: 
General Education (K-12)
Community Agencies, Policy & Enterprise

Comprehensive Science 
(Biology, Chemistry K-12)
 

Biology (9-12)

Chemistry (9-12)

English (9-12)

History (9-12)

Mathematics (9-12)

 

Careers for Educators

Preschool Teacher (Pre-K)

Elementary School Teacher

Middle School Teacher

High School Teacher

Special Education Teacher

Gifted and Talented Teacher

Elective Teacher

Career and Technical Education Teacher

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Substitute Teacher

Paraprofessionals

Teachers’ Aides

Teachers Assistants

Careers in Administration

Principal

Assistant Principal

Superintendent

Instructional Coordinator

Instructional Specialist

Instructional Coach

Other Careers in Education

School Librarian

Elementary Guidance Counselor

Middle Guidance Counselor

High School Guidance and Career Counselor

School Psychologist

Salary Information

Professional Growth Opportunities

  • National Board Certification
  • Graduate School (M.Ed, MSA, Ed.S, Ed.D, Ph.D)

 Additional Opportunities

  • Work as paid tutor for school-age children
  • Attend free workshops/trainings
  • Participate in paid summer training programs
  • Earn scholarships for education majors available through the College Foundation of North Carolina
  • Student North Carolina Association of Educators
  • Future Teacher Leaders Club

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TeachNC, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), BEST NC and TEACH, was created to assist anyone considering teaching in North Carolina.

TeachNC Scholarship

 

AAHPERD, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

AASA, American Association of School Administrators

AASL, American Association of School Librarians

ACEI, Association for Childhood Education International

ACTFL, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

AECT, Association for Educational Communications and Technology

AERA, American Educational Research Association 

AESA, Association of Educational Service Agencies

AFT, American Federation of Teachers

ALAS, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents

AMLE, Association for Middle Level Education

ASBO, Association of School Business Officers International

ASCD, Learn, Teach, Lead

ASCA, American School Counselor Association

ASIS International, Advancing Security Worldwide

CEC, Council for Exceptional Children 

CEFPI, Council of Educational Facilities Planners International

CoSN, Council for School Networking

FETC, Florida Educational Technology Conference 

InfoComm, Information Communications Marketplace

IRA, International Reading Association

ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education

NAEA, National Art Education Association

NAESP, National Association of Elementary School Principals

NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children

NAfME, National Association for Music Education

NAGC, National Association for Gifted Children

NASSP, National Association of Secondary School Principals

NBEA, National Business Education Association

NCSS, National Council for the Social Studies

NCTE, National Council of Teachers of English

NCTM, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NEA, National Education Association

NSBA, National School Boards Association

NSTA, National Science Teachers Association

PTA, National Parent Teachers Association

SETDA, State Educational Technology Directors Association

TCEA, Texas Computer Education Association

USDLA, United States Distance Learning Association

Minimum 2.80 GPA

Passing PRAXIS Core Scores

Criminal Background Check

Complete 15 hours of field experience (EDUC 210)

Complete EPP Application (at least two satisfactory disposition evaluations)

Satisfactory Interview

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  • Our programs are state and nationally accredited.
  • Our students gain experience in local schools, spending clinical practice hours working directly with highly qualified teachers, many with master’s degrees and National Board Certification.
  • Graduate who obtain their initial teaching licensure are supported through their first three years of teaching by a “warranty” program. This program is designed to ensure excellence in teaching performance for recent graduates by providing them with assistance to improve relevant skills.
  • Small class sizes and ongoing faculty advisement.
  • Most graduates obtain teaching positions soon after licensure.
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The following undergraduate programs received accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in April of 2018: 
 
Birth-Kindergarten
Comprehensive Science
Elementary Education
English 
Health and Physical Education
History 
Special Education
Mathematics 
Music 
 
 
The following graduate programs received accreditation through National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in 2008 and will reviewed by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2021:
 
Master of Education in Elementary Education (M.Ed.)
Master of School Administration (MSA)
 

 

Birth through Kindergarten

Elementary Education

Special Education

Additional Fees not Included in Tuition

Praxis Core- $150
Licensure Exams- $146-$433
Background Check- $25
Travel for Field Ex & Student Teaching
edTPA Portfolio-$300

Praxis Core- $150
Licensure Exams- $146-$433
Background Check- $25
Travel for Field Ex & Student Teaching
edTPA Portfolio-$300

Praxis Core- $150
Licensure Exams- $146-$433
Background Check- $25
Travel for Field Ex & Student Teaching
edTPA Portfolio-$300

Proctoring Fees

None

None 

None

Internship Required? Yes or No, if so what semester and are there any fees associated

Yes- Spring and Fall-Travel costs

Yes- Spring and Fall-Travel costs

Yes- Spring and Fall-Travel costs

  

 

MSA

M.Ed.

Additional Fees not Included in Tuition

Praxis Core- $150
Licensure Exams- $146-$433
Background Check- $25
Travel for Field Ex & Student Teaching
edTPA Portfolio-$300

Praxis Core- $150
Licensure Exams- $146-$433
Background Check- $25
Travel for Field Ex & Student Teaching
edTPA Portfolio-$300

Proctoring Fees

None

None 

Internship Required? Yes or No, if so what semester and are there any fees associated

Yes- Spring and Fall-Travel costs

Yes- Spring and Fall-Travel costs

Laboratory fees associated with the course(s)? Yes or No

None

None

Are Online Subscription's required for course(s)? Yes or No

None

None

Membership fees associated with academic program? Yes or No

None

None

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND DISCLOSURE INFORMATION

If you live outside North Carolina and are considering enrolling in an online or a face-to-face program that leads to a professional licensure or certification, we highly recommended that you contact the appropriate state licensing agency in your state or the state where you intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure requirements before beginning the program. Elizabeth City State University makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure is current; however, licensure regulations are frequently revised. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, jurisprudence exams, etc.

Have questions about professional licensure requirements? Submit questions here. 

  • The Department of Education was fully accredited by the Council of Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in May 2018 for all undergraduate programs.
  • Graduate programs are currently accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), but will be reviewed for reaccreditation in 2021 by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator for Preparation (CAEP).
  • Several graduates have received the honor of teacher of the year and principal of the year.
    • Graduates completing all requirements are typically hired to teach within 6 months after graduation.

Impact on P-12 learning and development 4.1

NCDPI dashboard reports the performance of beginning teachers from EPPs in terms of impact on student growth.  This is measured by NC’s EVAAS system.  Teachers receive one of three rating based on the degree to which their student meet their growth targets on standardized tests. “Does Not Meet Expected Growth, “Meets Expected Growth, or “Exceeds Expected Growth.”  This section provides different ways to explore the percentage of an EPP’s teachers who earn each rating.

 The Institution of Higher Education Report Card offers a quick snapshot of an institution's outcomes including teacher impact data.

ECSU IHE Report Card 2019 Undergraduate ecsu-report-card-2019-undergrad.pdf (nc.gov)

NCDPI EPP Dashboard
Sources:  NC Department of Public Instruction EPP Dashboard, IHE Report Card

 

Indicators of teaching effectiveness 4.2

 NCDPI Dashboard

The NCDPI Dashboard covers the teaching performance of beginning teachers.  Teacher performance is measured using the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES).

Teachers earn ratings on Teachers demonstrate leadership, Teachers establish respectful environment for diverse population of students, Teachers know the content they teach, Teachers facilitate learning for their students, Teachers reflect on their practice.  The ratings for each standard are:  Not Demonstrated, Developing, Proficient, Accomplished, and Distinguished.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Dashboard Data

Sources:  NC Department of Public Instruction EPP Dashboard, IHE Report Card

ECSU IHE Bachelor Report Card 2019
ecsu-report-card-2019-undergrad.pdf (nc.gov)

 

Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones 4.3/A. 4.1

 The Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC) is a policy research and evaluation initiative within UNC Public Policy.  EPIC conducts relevant and useful research and evaluation activities to facilitate the accumulation of knowledge about education policy and practice.  EPIC’s three domains:  educator quality and impacts; effective and equitable schools and post-secondary access, readiness and completion.

  • Employer Surveys
  • Institution of Higher Education (IHE) Report Card
  • Education Policy Initiative and Carolina (EPIC)

ECSU IHE Bachelor Report Card 2019  
ecsu-report-card-2019-undergrad.pdf (nc.gov)

Education Policy Initiative at Carolina
Sources:  ECSU IHE Report, EPIC

 

Satisfaction of completers 4.4/A.4.2

Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC)
Sources:  ECSU IHE Report, EPIC

 

Graduation Rates (initial & advanced levels)

The ECSU IHE Report Card provides the number of candidates in bachelors, masters, and masters of school administration programs that completed a degree and applied for a license.   The performance report provides detailed data for program completers and licensure disaggregated by program area. 

IHE Graduate Report Card 2019
ecsu-report-card-2019-graduate.pdf (nc.gov)

IHE Master of School Administration Report Card 2019
ecsu-report-card-2019-msa.pdf (nc.gov)

IHE Bachelor Report Card 2019  
ecsu-report-card-2019-undergrad.pdf (nc.gov)
Source:  NC Institutional of Higher Education (IHE) Report Card

 

Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II (initial & advanced levels)

 The ECSU IHE Report Card provides the number of candidates in bachelors, masters, and masters of school administration programs that complete a degree and apply for a license.  Percentages are also provided of candidates who pass professional and content area exams.

  • Performance Report
  • edTPA Summary

IHE Graduate Report Card 2019
ecsu-report-card-2019-graduate.pdf (nc.gov)

IHE Master of School Administration Report Card 2019
ecsu-report-card-2019-msa.pdf (nc.gov)

IHE Bachelor Report Card 2019  
ecsu-report-card-2019-undergrad.pdf (nc.gov)

 Source:  NC Department of Public Instruction EPP Report Cards

 

Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared (initial & advanced levels)

NC Department of Public instruction EPP Dashboard
Candidate Selection and Completion focuses on candidates entering teaching, from applying to completing the program.

  • UNC Educator Preparation Program Employment Rates
  • EPP Employment Rates

NC Educator Preparation Program Dashboard
Source:  NC Department of Public Instruction EPP Report Cards

 

Student loan default rates and other consumer information (initial & advanced levels)

Tuition and Fees Schedule Graduate and Undergraduate 2020-2021

North Carolina Public School Salary Schedules

ECSU Student Loan Default Information
 The most recent published cohort default rate is 16.3%.

Source:  Elizabeth City State University

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Department Chair

Dr. Shelia Williams

Assistant Professor, Education
247 Gilchrist Complex
Campus Box 856
Phone: (252) 335-3749
Fax: (252) 335-3554
shwilliams@ecsu.edu