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Norfolk State University School of Education Mentioned in Online Rankings

(NSU NEWSROOM--Dec. 6, 2013)--Norfolk State University has been recognized in a recent online poll as one of the top colleges in Virginia for teacher education, according to onlinecollegesdatabase.org, a website that tracks college and university data.

The poll, “Top Colleges in Virginia Shaping the Next Generation,” focused on post-secondary institutions in the state where the most teaching and education professionals earned degrees in 2012. Norfolk State ranked 16th out of 32 schools listed in the report and the school. The school had 122 graduates from the program in 2012.

Denise Littleton, interim dean of the NSU School of Education, said the ranking is an example of the hard work faculty put into developing quality curriculum to challenge students at the University.

“The School of Education in collaboration with the School of E-learning offer several programs and courses online for teacher education for the convenience of our students,” Littleton said. “It is an honor to be among the top colleges in Virginia that offers online teacher education programs.”

Littleton also said the school offers three graduate programs online. The online programs include early childhood education, elementary education and a program that shows teachers how to develop online courses so they can learn how to instruct electronic courses.

The website said Norfolk State was listed because of its exemplary classroom training, internships, fieldwork and teaching opportunities. The schools listed in the report had to be fully accredited, a public or private four-year college in the United States, a not-for-profit institution and have a minimum of 10 graduates from education or teaching programs in 2012.

The NSU School of Education provides pre-service and in-service educational programs to prospective teachers, in-service teachers, administrators and others engaged in educational activities. The courses of instruction are offered in several departments: elementary; health, physical education and exercise science, secondary and school leadership and special education.

All of the programs in the school of education are accredited by the Virginia Department of Education and by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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