Partnership East

The Partnership East - South Central Consortium is a collaboration between East Carolina University’s College of Education and Wayne Community College, James Sprunt Community College, Sampson Community College, Fayetteville Technical Community College and Lenoir Community College. Wayne Community College serves as the hub site host college for the Partnership East office. The goal of Partnership East is to bring educational opportunities close to home for community college students through on-line courses. The program makes it possible for students to pursue a baccalaureate degree in a teacher education program without moving or traveling to the university.

What programs are offered?

B.S. in Elementary Education (K-6) with a K-12 Reading Licensure

B.S. in Special Education (K-12) with a K-12 Reading Licensure

B.S. in Middle Grades (6-9) with Language Arts and Social Studies Concentrations

How do I get my degree?

Partnership East is designed to allow students to complete their general education coursework at one of the partnering community colleges and then transfer into the ECU program to complete the junior and senior years of the teaching degree in elementary education, middle grades education, or special education. All ECU courses are offered online.

How do I join Partnership East?

Freshmen are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the consortium coordinator to determine when to begin East Carolina University classes. Copies of college transcripts are needed when meeting with the program coordinator. At the end of the sophomore year, students may apply to the program by completing a Partnership East application online at and an official ECU application, which can be found at

All students who apply to Partnership East must also take and pass the Praxis CORE test in reading, writing and mathematics to be eligible for admission into the program unless qualifying SAT or ACT scores are available.

Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the program coordinator to obtain more information on admission requirements.

The Partnership East Coordinator’s contact information is:

Lynn Mooring, Coordinator and Advisor

ECU Partnership East

South Central Consortium

Wayne Community College

PO Box 8002 / 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive

Dogwood 101 North

Goldsboro, NC 27533

Phone: (919) 739-7012 • Fax: (919) 731-7413

For more information about Partnership East, please visit the website at: Current information on advising and recruiting visits to community colleges in the South Central region can be found on the SECU Partnership East Facebook page at