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Secondary Education & School Leadership


Dr. Angel DowdenFrom the Department Chair:

Greetings, and welcome to the Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership (SESL)!   Members of the Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership work together to meet the demands of the diverse, and ever-changing global environment that we currently live in. We prepare diverse student groups to enter the world of work as administrators, counselors and educators. We accomplish this by building the next generation of leaders, big thinkers, and lifetime learners. To do this, we actively work to create a student-centered environment while promoting teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching and learning are paramount to the work that we do and we take great pride in utilizing various instructional approaches to encourage critical and analytical thinking, discussion and engagement. Our ability to be dynamic instructors is strengthened by our engagement in rigorous and impactful scholarship. We are well established in the communities we serve and are always working to build collaborative partnerships and provide ongoing community engagement and service. It is through these efforts that we foster excellence. We hope you will consider the Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership.   We look forward to working with you! 


Dr. Angel Dowden, LCMHC-S, LPC, NCC, ACS
Licensed, K-12 Professional School Counselor
Professor and Department Chairperson

Norfolk State University
School of Education
205 Bozeman Education Building
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504