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First-grade teacher Katelyn Crook works with a student at Elmhurst Elementary on Thursday morning. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)
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First-grade teacher Katelyn Crook works with a student at Elmhurst Elementary on Thursday morning. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

ECU helps prepare teachers

By Katherine Ayers

The Daily Reflector

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Quality and quantity.

That is how Liz Fogarty, the assistant chair of elementary and middle grades education in East Carolina University’s College of Education, described what the college does best: provide a quality education to about 700 newly-minted teachers each year.


“You could concentrate your efforts on a small number of students and get great results, yet somehow at ECU we’re able to do that with very large numbers of students,” Fogarty said. “We tend to have the most or second most initially licensed teachers in the state and yet the quality is very high.”

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