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VCLA Workshops will be held:

Monday, September 18, 2023
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Monday, September 25, 2023

*****Participants Must Complete all 3 Workshops to be Eligible for the Exam Voucher. *****

Norfolk State University will be celebrated with a Founder's Day Breakfast on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 7:30 a.m. in Echols Hall.  NSU first opened on September 18, 1935.

The Freshman Convocation will be on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. in the Wilder Center.

The School of Education welcomes three new valuable team members this academic year:

  • Priscilla Spencer, Ed.D. with the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education Department.  Her "future work will focus on the exceptional learner and the influence of parental engagement in the education journey."
  • Ms. Sherrie Mitchell is the new Master Math Instructor for the Spartans Teach Program with a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics.  In addition, she is the Center for Teaching and Learning representative for the School of Education.
  • Ms. Tishara Brown is the new Project Coordinator of the Classic Upward Bound TRIO Program (An outreach Pre-College Prep Program) directed by Dr. Leon Rouson.  She is twice a graduate of NSU and is excited to be back and to be a part of this wonderful program for high school students.


The School of Education has the highest Freshman cohort retention rate at 76%. This rate is moving us in the right direction for meeting our goal of 85% for overall undergraduate and graduate student retention rates by 2025.

During this Fall 2023 semester, there are many conferences faculty in the School of Education (SOE) may attend for quality professional development.  Two such conferences are:

  • The Virginia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (VACTE)
    October 12-13, 2023 at the University of Richmond
  • The Virginia Association of Teacher of English (VATE)
    ​October 6-7, 2023 at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront