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State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Partnership East is an East Carolina University College of Education degree completion partnership with North Carolina community colleges. Students graduate with a four-year degree in elementary education, middle grades education, or special education from East Carolina University by completing the first two years of the program at any one of our partnering community colleges followed by taking ECU courses online. This degree completion partnership is designed specifically for students that transition from a North Carolina community college.

Elementary Education

A bachelor's degree in elementary education prepares teachers for classrooms in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Students concentrate in reading which provides additional licensure to teach reading in kindergarten through twelfth grade. SECU Partnership East usually starts part-time cohorts of elementary education majors each fall. Full-time cohorts for elementary education begin each summer. The degree coursework from ECU is offered completely online. Students are placed in public school classrooms throughout the program to observe and practice teaching methods learned in the courses. A full-time internship in a public school classroom is required for all students in their senior year. Learn more about the Elementary Education Cohort.

   Middle Grades

A bachelor's degree in middle grades education prepares teachers for classrooms in grades 6-9. SECU Partnership East (PE) students concentrate in language arts and social studies.

SECU Partnership East usually starts part-time cohorts of middle grades education majors each fall. The degree coursework from ECU is offered completely online. Students are placed in public school classrooms throughout the program to observe and practice teaching methods learned in the courses.

A full-time internship in a public school classroom is required for all students in their senior year.

Learn more about the Middle Grades Education Cohort.

Special Education

A bachelor's degree in special education - general curriculum prepares teachers to work with children with disabilities who are pursuing a high school diploma and are in the general education curriculum in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

SECU Partnership East (PE) special education majors also receive licensure to teach reading in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The special education coursework provided through PE is currently offered completely online. Throughout the program, students are placed in public school classrooms to observe and practice the teaching methods learned in the courses. A full-time internship in a public school classroom is required the senior year. Learn more about the Special Education Cohort.

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College of Education Learning Colloquium – Monday March 27
Make plans to join your COE colleagues  for our COE Learning Colloquium on Monday afternoon, March 27th, 12:30 – 2:30pm! There will be presentations on a variety of topics – most offered in repeated concurrent workshops.  The COE Learning Colloquium offers something for everyone – staff, faculty, students – please make plans to be there! Schedule 12:30 – 1:15pm  Concurrent Forums I 1:15 – 1:45pm    Welcome by Dean Hayes, Dialogue, & Refreshments in Speight 203 1:45 – 2:30pm   Concurrent Forums II Concurrent Forums I Batten Rm – Continue reading →

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For more information about our programs, please contact: secupe@ecu.edu