HCC AND EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
OFFER TEACHING DEGREES THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION
In response to the demand for teachers in eastern
North Carolina, Halifax Community College (HCC) and East Carolina
University (ECU) have partnered to offer students the opportunity to
pursue bachelor's degrees in education through Wachovia Partnership
East (WPE). WPE makes it possible to obtain a four-year degree in
elementary education, special education – general curriculum, or
middle grades education without traveling to ECU's main campus.
Students complete the first two years of the
four-year degree at HCC before continuing the second half of the
degree program through part-time enrollment in ECU distance education
courses. Junior and senior coursework is taught by ECU professors via
online instruction, blended delivery, or face-to-face instruction at
the WPE North Central Consortium (service area), located at the Nash
Community College hub site.
Anyone interested in earning a degree in education
can apply to HCC to begin prerequisite coursework in the fall. The
next ECU cohort (a group entering the program together, who take
specifically planned classes in a sequence) for special
education-general curriculum majors will begin in January 2008. An
elementary education cohort and a middle grades education (Language
Arts and Science concentrations) cohort will begin in August 2008.
For more information, students may contact Kathy
Bradley, Wachovia Partnership East North Central Consortium
Coordinator, at 252-451-8212 or email@example.com.