Sunday , 21 January 2018
Breaking News

ECU Online MA.Ed. in Elementary Education

The Department of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education at East Carolina University would like to announce an exciting opportunity designed especially for practicing teachers! The response to our new cohort model for a one-year all online MAEd program for practicing teachers was so overwhelmingly positive when we began it last summer, we have decided to offer additional opportunities beginning Summer 2018.

These cohorts will also be 100% online and will begin in May 2018 and end the following July 2019. Students will take no more than two classes each summer session, Fall, Spring, and the following summer terms so this program may be a perfect for the busy teacher! We will continue to offer a cohort focusing on our concentration in Teacher Leadership. This is not an administration degree, but will instead focus on the role of the teacher as a leader both in the elementary school setting and in the field of elementary education as an advocate for teachers and students.

We are also excited to announce we will be offering cohorts that will focus on Academically and Intellectually Gifted and Teaching English as a Second Language. All cohorts will begin in Summer 1, 2018 regardless of the concentration the applicant chooses. One additional cohort will start in Fall 2018 and will focus on Teacher Leadership (other concentrations not available for a Fall start) and will move at a faster pace. The student would take four courses in the fall and spring and then two each of the following summer terms. This cohort would be a good choice for the recent undergraduate who wants to stay in school one more year full time and get a Master’s Degree.

The deadline to apply for the Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 cohorts is February 1, 20918. We are looking for approximately 20 members per cohort. The response was very positive for last summer’s cohort and it filled quickly, so please encourage anyone interested to apply as soon as possible. GRE or MAT test waivers are possible if an applicant has been teaching for 10 or more years or if the applicant is an ECU graduate with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at or feel free to call my office at 252-328-5316. Our department looks forward to hearing from you and we hope this provides an outstanding opportunity for teachers seeking to further their professional preparation!

See the email from Dr. Mullins sent on November 12 to learn more about this opportunity.


About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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