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SECU donates $2M for non-tradional ECU students to become teachers

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The ECU College of Education received more than two million dollars from the State Employee Credit Union to help non-traditional students finish work and become teachers.

The money will go toward students who have to complete student teaching internships that keep them from working their regular jobs.

"We have about 100 students a year who will graduate," said Laura Bilbro-Berry, ECU Office of Teacher Education. "And so, this will allow us support those students who are already in, but also we can use that recruit new individuals who are coming, who want to do this, but really couldn't imagine doing it, because they couldn't work that last semester. This will allow them that opportunity.

The group behind this grant, Partnership East, is about ten years old. It works to help people in the east become teachers in their communities.    

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