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Early Childhood/Elementary & Special Education

Welcome

Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, Department Head
(757) 823-8841

The Early Childhood/Elementary and Special Education Department (EESE) provides undergraduate and graduate programs for students seeking preparation to work with young children in the community, agencies, and preK-12 school settings. The goal of the teacher education programs is to prepare competent, compassionate, collaborative, and committed leaders. The teacher education programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The early childhood, elementary, and special education programs provide instruction, field experiences, and clinical practices that develop excellence in teaching and skills to serve diversified populations.

The degrees with teacher certification endorsement programs in the Department of Early Childhood / Elementary and Special Education are:

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development – Child Care Non-Teaching Option (NCOP)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Early Childhood/Primary Certification Endorsement PreK-3
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Elementary Education Certification Endorsement PreK-6
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Education Certification Endorsement PreK-6 (History Concentration)
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Education Certification Endorsement PreK-6 (English Concentration)
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Education Certification Endorsement PreK-6 (Mathematics Concentration)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Special Education General Curriculum K-12 Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Special Education General Curriculum K-12 Concentration
  • Master of Arts in Pre-Elementary with an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education Birth-Age 5
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary PreK-6
  • Master of Arts in Special Education General Non-Teaching
  • Master of Arts in Special Education General Curriculum K-12
  • Master of Arts in Special Education Adapted Curriculum K-12