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Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Support Services

The Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Support Services (OCESS) is a place that is especially organized to assist you, the prospective teacher. You will have the opportunity to engage in experiences that will ease your pathway to becoming a public school educator.  

nsu preschool academy

The NSU Preschool Academy is contained within the Department of Early Childhood/ Elementary and Special Education. It is a full time program serving children ages 2 ½ through 5 years old. The program has operated as a full day program since 1980. It has a long history of laying a strong foundation for young children’s education for many years. 

H.H. Bozeman Integrated Media/Resource Center

The H. H. Bozeman Integrated Media/Resource Center provides supplementary materials and instructional media for the School of Education. The center has resources and equipment appropriate for use from preschool through adult education levels, with emphasis on the training and professional development of the teacher.

The teacher prep program

The Teacher Prep Student Support Services Program is designed to provide academic support services to one hundred and forty eligible students until they graduate from the university to increase their retention and graduation rates, to facilitate their entrance into the teaching profession with full licensure/certification, and foster an institutional climate of support and success for low-income and-or first generation college students and individuals with disabilities. 

Praxis Laboratory

The Praxis Lab was created to enhance the basic reading, writing, and mathematical skills of Norfolk State University Teacher Education students to successfully pass the VCLA, Core Academic Skills for Educators tests using Learning Express and Plato software programs.