About

About

The Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership (SESL) in the School of Education at Norfolk State University seeks to address the professional development needs of both in-service and pre-service educators. The department historically has focused its attention on those educational issues germane to the urban experience. However, in this rapidly changing age of information, the SESL Department has, in the last few years, expanded its purview and globalized its perspective. The intent is to provide our students with the kind of broad-based learning experiences that build a habit of excellence, equity, and produce a disposition of leadership in Virginia's PreK-12 schools, classrooms, and community aid centers. Such objectives serve as a framework through which the SESL Department functions within the School of Education's preparation of competent, compassionate, collaborative, and committed leaders.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership is to prepare administrators, counselors, and educators to lead and serve diverse populations in school and community settings.

Vision

The vision of the Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership is to have signature programs that develop exceptional administrators, counselors and educators who provide leadership and service in global schools and communities.
The Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership Values:

  1.  Excellence,
  2.  Student-centeredness,
  3.  Diversity and inclusiveness,
  4.  Integrity and civility,
  5.  Leadership,
  6.  Engagement,
  7.  Teaching and learning, and
  8.  Scholarship

Goals

  1.  To develop school and community leaders with a social justice disposition.
  2.  To train candidates with a formal education and professional characteristics to be   competent, compassionate, and committed school and community leaders.
  3.  To challenge candidates with a global perspective in promoting excellence in the   world community.