education DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
Through the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) at Elizabeth City State University, we recruit, retain, and prepare students for North Carolina licensure. Our students are guided by faculty and assessed throughout the licensing process to ensure compliance with university, state and national standards.
Candidates majoring in Elementary Education are required to select an academic concentration.
- Birth through Kindergarten (B-K)
- Elementary Education (K-6)
- Special Education (K-12)
The Department of Education was fully accredited by the Council of Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in May 2018 for all undergraduate programs.
Designed to finalize coursework necessary for completion of a teaching license, this program is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree. The program may consist of subject area coursework, pedagogy coursework for the license sought and student teaching.
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;
Earned a grade point average of 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 pre service requirements prior to teaching.
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1. Meet the minimum admissions requirements
If you graduated high school after 1990, you must have completed the following high school courses and meet the academic performance thresholds below.
- 4 units of English
- 4 units of Mathematics
- Algebra I and II, geometry, and one unit beyond Algebra II,
- Algebra I and II, and two units beyond Algebra II, or
- Integrated Math I, II, and III, and one unit beyond Integrated Math III.
- 3 units of Science (Biological, Physical, and Laboratory Courses)
- 2 units of Social Studies
- 2 units of Foreign Language
Minimum GPA: 2.5 (weighted)
Note: The University of North Carolina System will not require SAT or ACT scores for undergraduate admissions through fall 2024.
Graduates of Cooperative Innovative High Schools in North Carolina
If you graduated from a Cooperative Innovative (or Early College) High School in North Carolina with an Associate’s degree, you are likely eligible to be admitted either as a freshman or a transfer student. Please consult the resources below to determine your eligibility. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.
Transfer admissions requirements
2. Submit an online application
Apply online and submit a $30 non-refundable application fee.
3. Send transcripts and test scores
Have official copies of all high school transcripts sent to:
Elizabeth City State University
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
120 Marion D. Thorpe Sr. Administration Building
1704 Weeksville Rd.
Campus Box 901
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Test scores can be sent using the following school codes:
College Board/SAT: 5629
4. Create an Admissions Portal account
We will send you an email with a verification link to create your Viking Admissions Portal account. You can use this to follow the status of your application and, if accepted, confirm your enrollment at ECSU.
According to the criteria established by the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Education, students must complete the following for program eligibility
- meet regularly with assigned advisor;
- complete an application to the Educator Preparation Program;
- complete a criminal background check with certified background.com and have a satisfactory record;
- completed 15 hours of classroom field experience
- undergraduate GPA of at least 2.80;
- complete interview process;
- acceptable writing sample; and
- *satisfy Praxis Core
*Licensure Only candidates are not required to take Praxis Core. Each student who applies for admission to the Educator Preparation Program will be given written notification regarding admission or denial. A student is not considered admitted to the Educator Preparation Program until such notification is provided.
Students must apply for North Carolina teaching license or renewal using the North Carolina online licensing system. Students must submit the following:
- An official transcript (including degree awarded date)
- Certification of Teacher Capacity Form
- Praxis II or NCTEL (NCTEL-Elementary & Special Education programs only)
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4.2. CAEP Accountability Measures (for CHEA Requirements) [2020-2021 Academic Year]
Initial Completer Effectiveness
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
Impact on Student Growth EVAAS 2021-2022
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.”
The NCDPI Dashboard covers the teaching performance of beginning teachers. Teacher performance is measured using the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES).
Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement
Employer Satisfaction with Candidate Preparation
Candidate Satisfaction with Preparation
Candidate Competency at Completion
Initial Licenses and Conversions
Ability of Completers to be Hired
Graduation Rates (initial & advanced levels)
The ECSU Dashboard 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.