Community College Instruction
Computer Based Instruction
Computer Network Professional
Criminal Justice Education
Cyber Security Professional
Distance Learning and Administration
Dual Language Immersion Administration
Education in the Health Care Professions
Ethnic and Rural Health Disparities
Elementary Mathematics Education
Health Care Administration
Health Care Management (w/MBA)
Health Information Management
* International Management
Lean Six-Sigma Black-Belt
Management Information Systems
Multicultural and Transnational Literatures
Physical Education Clinical Supervision
Public Health Foundations and Practice
* Public Management and Leadership
Residential Construction Management
Special Endorsement in Computer Education
Sport Management (w/MBA)
Student Affairs in Higher Education
Substance Abuse Counseling
Supply Chain Management
Teaching Children in Poverty
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
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If you are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license, please be aware that ECU may or may not be able to confirm whether a particular program meets requirement for professional licensure outside the State of North Carolina. ECU highly recommends that you contact the academic program for assistance with professional licensure questions and enrollment options. SARA does not provide reciprocity for state professional licensing requirements. Academic programs and individual graduates must meet standards set by that state’s licensure requirements in order to be eligible for a license. Please explore this link to learn about the appropriate licensing or certification organizations and their requirements.
Important Note to Residents Outside North Carolina: Admission of applicants outside the State of North Carolina to an online degree, certificate or individual online program or course offered by East Carolina University, is dependent on ECU’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required.
East Carolina University delivers online education programs and courses throughout the United States and internationally. All programs have been approved by the University of North Carolina System. Many states have prescribed an “authorization” process for out-of-state institutions delivering online programs to its state residents to ensure quality post-secondary education, to preserve the integrity of an academic degree, and to instill greater consumer protection for its student citizens.
East Carolina University has taken steps to protect its students and operations through nationwide compliance: by participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA); obtaining authorization, approval, exemptions and waivers; or confirming that East Carolina University can operate without such authorization because the state’s laws do not pertain to a public institution, to an accredited institution, or to the ECU’s activities in that state.
As of November 14, 2016, East Carolina University is approved by to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Institutions that are members of SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states. States and institutions that choose to become members of SARA operate under a set of policies and standards overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements and administered by four regional higher education compacts. For more information about the SARA initiative and the progress of state and institutional membership.
Because authorization is an evolving area, please check this site again for the latest statement from ECU. For questions or concerns specific to SARA or the state authorization process, contact us at email@example.com.