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Norfolk State University School of Education will be recognized for developing exceptional practitioners through its outstanding signature programs, which promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice through relevant research, and extensive community engagement opportunities.


The mission of the School of Education is to develop collaborative leaders who are compassionate, competent, and knowledgeable through rigorous and relevent coursework, research opportunities and exposure to professional development opportunities.



All teacher education programs offered in the School of Education at Norfolk State University have been approved by the State of Virginia.  Please see the Virginia Department of Education website under Approved Teacher Education Programs:  Approved College and University Programs in Virginia (Word).

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits educator preparation programs in the School of Education at Norfolk State University. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through content and pedagogy, clinical partnerships and practice, candidate recruitment, progression and support, program impact, and quality assurance and continuous improvement. Norfolk State University meets the rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

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