East Carolina University College of Education

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
ECU education.jpg

The College of Education at East Carolina University is the oldest College at the University. The original mission of ECU was a Teacher Training School.

The College has ten undergraduate programs, eight graduate programs, Doctoral program, and an Educational Specialist/Certificate of Advanced Study.

East Carolina Teachers Training School (ECTTS), a two-year teacher training school, was chartered in 1907 to meet the demand for teachers in the east. ECTTS began preparing teachers for the classroom two years later in 1909. Since that day, what began as a small teacher training school has developed into a large university offering numerous majors across many disciplines.

Today, East Carolina University prepares more professional educators for North Carolina schools than any other institution in the state.[citation needed] College of Education graduates have been recognized as Teachers of the Year at local, state, and national levels.[citation needed] The College is also preparing retiring military personnel to transition into the teaching profession through the Troops to Teachers Program with an advising office located at Fort Bragg.


The College offers seven Bachelor of Science (BS) and four Bachelor of Science in Business Education (BSBE). The BS Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education is offered from the College of Human Ecology.


The doctoral program is a Doctor of Educational Leadership. The degree also offers a concentration in Higher Education Administration that is designed for individuals who seek administrative positions in higher education.