Courses

This exciting course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as time-saving devices in legal research and legal writing.



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This intensive course is designed to train and qualify students to develop or participate in conflict mediation processes. Participants will review the growth and application of settlement options in the United States.



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This 6-week Continuing Education course will help participants learn about AT: what it is, where to find it, how to match it to an individual's needs, how to prove it is effective, and avenues for procurement. Participants will engage in a variety of knowledge and skills activities and assessments.


January 23, 2023 to February 24, 2023, Online Class, ECU
March 6, 2023 to April 10, 2023, Online Class, ECU
This module is designed to increase your expertise and comfort in using quality diverse texts for students in K-12 classrooms. Participants will build on the knowledge from the "What's On Your Shelf?" module to go deeper into what it means to build culturally responsive communities within our classrooms using diverse texts. This module will help participants to build on their students' funds of knowledge, create lessons that affirm and validate all students' identities while integrating teaching standards. Participants will also explore the role of writing in response to texts and using writing and texts to connect to the lived experiences of students.


January 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
February 6-28, 2023, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
Stress is America's number one health problem. Research shows that between 75% and 90% of visits to primary care physicians directly result from stress-related disorders. Most people are unaware of the adverse effects of stress, and some do not recognize stress in their lives. Biofeedback allows people to "see" how stress affects their overall well-being and healthily cope with stress.

Biofeedback is a treatment technique whereby people learn to improve and maintain their health using signals from their bodies. Noninvasive sensors are placed on the body to determine physiological changes stimulated through the fight-or-flight response. These measures include heart rate variability, skin temperature, skin conductance, respiration rate, muscle function, and brain activity. Therapists, who use biofeedback as a treatment tool, train people to alter brain activity, blood pressure, heart rate, and other body functions that clients often believe to be involuntary. Eventually, the client attains improved self-regulation without the aid of these devices.

The Center for Applied Psychophysiology (CAP) at East Carolina University offers biofeedback coursework to prepare professionals for private lab and supervision training--we may be able to provide lab access and mentorship for professionals in North Carolina (see Mentorship section below). Completing the coursework meets the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) didactic education (42-hour) requirement and follows their Blueprint of Knowledge. Our goal is to offer you the knowledge and skills necessary to use biofeedback as a treatment intervention or performance enhancement technique.


January 17, 2023 to April 17, 2023
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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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!


January 9, 2023 to February 10, 2023, Online Class, ECU
Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course will cover statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and other various statutes dealing with public employees. Topics to be included are master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment and minimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions.



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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.


January 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
February 6-28, 2023, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
Stress is America's number one health problem. Research shows that between 75% and 90% of visits to primary care physicians directly result from stress-related disorders. Most people are unaware of the adverse effects of stress, and some do not recognize stress in their lives. Heart rate variability (HRV) allows people to "see" how stress affects their overall well-being and healthily cope with stress.

HRV Biofeedback is a treatment technique whereby people learn to improve and maintain their health using signals from their bodies. Noninvasive sensors are placed on the body to determine physiological changes stimulated through the fight-or-flight response. Therapists, who use HRV biofeedback as a treatment tool, train people to alter their heart rate and other body functions that clients believe to be involuntary. Eventually, the client attains improved self-regulation without the aid of these devices.

The Center for Applied Psychophysiology (CAP) at East Carolina University offers HRV coursework to prepare health care professionals to use it in a clinical setting or for non-clinical practices such as optimal performance training. The coursework meets the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) Blueprint of Knowledge (16-hour) requirement. Our goal is to offer you the knowledge and skills necessary to use HRV biofeedback as a treatment intervention or performance enhancement technique.



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All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention, and its creator, are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We will also state what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only do we deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well.



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This course is designed for individuals who meet one of the following criteria and are needing dental radiography certification:1. Currently working in a dental office 2. New to NC whose former state's requirement does not meet NC requirements (may or may not be employed) 3. Students who have applied to dental school and/or have plans to work in a dental office before entering dental school. This program 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.



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This course is designed for individuals who meet one of the following criteria and are needing dental radiography certification:1. Currently working in a dental office 2. New to NC whose former state's requirement does not meet NC requirements (may or may not be employed) 3. Students who have applied to dental school and/or have plans to work in a dental office before entering dental school. This program 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.



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This intensive program is designed to teach legal investigation to those interested in pursuing a new career and those presently working in the legal field.



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This exciting program prepares Registered Nurses and Physician's Assistants for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and PAs, this course provides the RN and PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. The course presents legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers' compensation. Any RN or PA interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course.



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This program is designed for all medical professionals from physicians' assistants, dentists, chiropractors or paramedics. It provides flexible training options for busy medical professionals who are interested in working as liaisons between the legal and health care communities.



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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!


January 9, 2023 to March 17, 2023, Online Class, ECU
This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It will also teach you practical skills including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Gain working knowledge of legal authority: how it is used in the litigation process and how to locate it through legal research. You will also learn the basics of law office management, substantive law (such as criminal law, domestic relations, real property law, and bankruptcy), and informal and formal advocacy.



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With this exciting, fast-paced class you will learn many of the legal terms, causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. You will review the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based.



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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.


January 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
February 6-28, 2023, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
This dynamic course is designed for legal professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge of commonly used computer technology and programs within the law office. Course topics include: computer operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery, and trial presentation and graphics software.



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Participants will explore best practices in literacy in order to best meet the needs of students that may not be making expected growth in the classroom. Participants will learn how to analyze reading behaviors and target instruction that will boost academic performance of low achieving students.



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This course meets the training needs of busy professionals who are interested in assisting crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery.



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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.


January 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
February 6-28, 2023, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
This module is designed to increase your expertise in culturally responsive literacy instruction and to help you find comfort in choosing and teaching quality literature that provides windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors (Bishop, 1990) for students in K-12 classrooms. Participants will learn why it is important to have diverse books in K-12 classrooms, how to choose quality diverse texts, criteria to consider when evaluating diverse books, as well as strategies and activities to help you incorporate these texts into your curriculum.


January 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
February 6-28, 2023, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2023, 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.


January 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
February 6-28, 2023, Online Class, ECU
March 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
April 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
May 6-31, 2023, Online Class, ECU
June 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU

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/