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School of Education


The School of Education provides the leadership, coordination, and evaluation of all academic programs and services offered through the departments of Early Childhood/Elementary and Special Education, Secondary Education and School Leadership and Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science. 


Since 1970, the School of Education has provided the leadership, coordination, and evaluation of all teacher education programs at the University. The School of Education's central purpose is to provide pre-service and in-service educational programs to prospective teachers, in-service teachers, administrators and other professionals engaged in educational activities in other agencies. learn more

Services & Resources

Enhancing Professional Development & Student Learning
The School of Education houses several resources and services to enhance professional development and student learning.

Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Services
The Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Services is a place that is especially organized to assist the prospective teacher and other school personnel. Opportunities will be provided for you 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 the education of young children. 

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.

Praxis Laboratory
The Praxis Lab was created to enhance the basic reading, writing, and mathematic skills of Norfolk State University teacher education students to successfully pass the VCLA, Praxis, Core Academic Skills for Educators assessments using Learning Express and Plato software programs. 

The Teacher Prep Program
The Teacher Prep Student Support Services Program is designed to provide academic support services to 140 eligible students until they graduate from the university. Its purpose is to increase their retention and graduation rates, to facilitate their entrance into the teaching profession with full licensure/certification, and to foster an institutional climate of support and success for low-income and/or first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities.

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