Courses

This course is designed for the office trained dental assistant needing dental radiography certification and has been approved by the North Carolina State Dental Board Examiners (NCSDBE) pursuant to G.S. 90-29(c) (12).

The Intraoral Radiography Certificate Course consists of two components; Part 1 is an online self-study designed to teach the fundamentals of x-ray production, safety and protection. Part 2 is a hands-on clinical component designed to teach receptor placement and exposure techniques needed for successful dental imaging. Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be successfully completed prior to receiving certification in Dental Radiography.


Friday, July 30, 2021, ECU School of Dental Medicine
Friday, September 10, 2021, ECU School of Dental Medicine
Friday, October 29, 2021, ECU School of Dental Medicine
Participants will explore how Purposeful Annotation can enhance reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Participants will learn what Purposeful Annotation is, why it is an important strategy to provide for all students, and how you can incorporate this best practice in your classroom.


August 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
September 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
October 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
November 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
December 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
Participants will explore what fluency is and how it impacts reading proficiency. They will learn the true definition of fluency and the criteria that defines a fluent reader, the developmental stages of a fluent reader, and how to develop and foster fluency in reading. Participants will also learn different ways that fluency can be assessed and methods that can be used for teaching for fluency and practicing fluency. Participants will have the opportunity to observe videos and explore websites with lesson ideas that they can use in their own classroom.


August 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
September 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
October 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
November 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
December 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
Participants will focus enhancing vocabulary instruction in the classroom. Participants will learn how to identify appropriate vocabulary for instruction in a variety of texts. Many vocabulary activities and strategies for implementation will be given.


August 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
September 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
October 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
November 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
December 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
Reading in the content areas is extremely important. In this module, we will work on developing the essential knowledge and skills needed to facilitate vocabulary teaching and learning in content areas (math, science, social studies, physical education and health). The module will help participants learn strategies to help students in K-12 grades succeed in vocabulary learning and develop the ability to design and implement appropriate content area vocabulary instruction. Participants will be asked to create content area related vocabulary lesson plans that they can use in their classrooms.


August 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
September 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
October 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
November 6-30, 2021, Online Class, ECU
December 6-31, 2021, Online Class, ECU
Do you need to submit an edTPA retake? The activities and content in this self-paced, fully-online course are designed to help you reflect on your previous edTPA performance, identify areas for improvement, and plan for your retake submission. Whether you need a full or partial edTPA retake, this is the course for you!


August 9, 2021 to September 10, 2021, Online Class, ECU
Are you a licensed teacher who needs to pass edTPA to meet North Carolina licensure requirements? Then this self-paced, online course is for you!


August 9, 2021 to October 15, 2021, Online Class, ECU
The RISE edTPA Support Module is for special education teachers affiliated with ECU to complete their North Carolina Special Education - General Curriculum or Adapted Curriculum Residency license. This 7-week module will support your development of the edTPA - Special Education and submission to Pearson.


August 30, 2021 to October 25, 2021, Online Class, ECU
The RISE: GC Special Education Math Licensure Test Support module is for special education teachers affiliated with ECU in order to complete their North Carolina Special Education- General Curriculum Residency license. This 7-week module will assist you in preparing for the Pearson General Curriculum Mathematics subtest or the Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics subtest.


August 30, 2021 to October 25, 2021, Online Class, ECU
The RISE: GC Special Education Reading Licensure Test Support module is for special education teachers affiliated with ECU in order to complete their North Carolina Special Education- General Curriculum Residency license. This 7-week module will assist you in preparing for the Pearson Foundations of Reading test.


August 30, 2021 to October 25, 2021, Online Class, ECU
Innovation and entrepreneurship is the backbone of the economy in the United States. This session will explore the importance of entrepreneurial development as an economic development strategy, provide examples of successful entrepreneurial ecosystem development in rural and urban areas, and create innovation and entrepreneurial support strategies through interactive workshops.


September 15-16, 2021, Willis Building Auditorium
The ECU Economic Development Academy offers the North Carolina Certified Economic Developer Program for economic development personnel, elected officials, business leader and others interested in the field of economic development.



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The ECU Economic Development Academy offers the North Carolina Certified Economic Developer Program for economic development personnel, elected officials, business leader and others interested in the field of economic development.


November 17-18, 2021, Willis Building Auditorium
Successful economic developers have, at the minimum, a basic understanding the legal framework for realistically operating within the laws set by cities, counties, and the state.


December 15-16, 2021, Willis Building Auditorium
This course will introduce participants to various retention strategies, business investment and attraction in North Carolina as well as provide an opportunity to collect information and create a regional scan for your community.



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The ECU Economic Development Academy offers the North Carolina Certified Economic Developer Program for economic development personnel, elected officials, business leader and others interested in the field of economic development.


September 1-2, 2021, Willis Building Auditorium

Certificate Programs

Offered in partnership with the North Carolina Economic Development Association, the certification program provides practical knowledge concerning the practice of economic development in North Carolina to economic development personnel, elected officials, business leaders and others interested in the field.Certification Requirements:Participants who wish to earn the certification must complete seven (7) courses and a capstone project for a total of 84 contact hours. While successfully completing the course of study will lead to the North Carolina Certified Economic Developer designation, courses may be taken as desired without formal matriculation in the certification program. More information can be found on our website: https://cpe.ecu.edu/course-catalog/business/north-carolina-certified-economic-developer-ncced-program/