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Organization of the School

The courses of instruction offered by the School of Education are organized into departments which sponsor a wide array of specialization possibilities for students.

The departments, resources and services are as follows:

Department of Early Childhood/Elementary Education and Special Education

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 EESE website is currently being updated.]

Department of Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

The Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science Department (HPEX) offers professional preparation leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree with the following emphases: Health and Physical Education – Teacher Certification PreK-12, Health Fitness Instructor and Kinesiotherapy. learn more

Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership

The Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership (SESL) offers multi-dimensional Urban Education degree programs and teacher education to assist in-service and pre-service school practitioners interested in acquiring state endorsements and enhancing their professional development. learn more

Resources and services

The Office of Clinical Experiences and Student Services

The Center for Professional Development in the School of Education supports all teacher education programs in the schools of Education, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology, and Social Work. learn more

The 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. learn more

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.  learn more

The Praxis Lab

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 tests using Learning Express and Plato software programs. learn more

B. E. B. Model Classroom

The B.E.B. Model Classroom in the School of Education is being designed  to provide the best possible learning environment for students and teachers.   Learn more about the B.e.b. Model Classroom click here.