Welcome to the Early Childhood/Elementary and
Special Education Website
“Preparing Competent, Compassionate, Collaborative,
and Committed Leaders”
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 goal of the teacher education programs is to prepare competent, compassionate, collaborative, and committed leaders. The teacher education programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Education (DOE) and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The early childhood, elementary, and special education programs provide instruction, field experiences, and clinical practices that develop excellence in teaching and skills to serve diversified populations.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Early Childhood Education prepares individuals to work in pre-school settings. The PreK-3 and PreK-6 Elementary Education and K-12 Special Education General Curriculum certification endorsement degrees result in a Virginia teaching license for the specified discipline.
The Master of Arts (MA) degree in Pre-Elementary has the birth through age nine concentration and the early childhood special education birth through age five (add-on teacher certification endorsement) concentration areas of study. The Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education PreK-6 (MAT.ECE) certification endorsement degree results in a Virginia teaching license.
The Master of Arts (MA) degree in Special Education has four areas of study:
The Master Level (Post-Baccalaureate) Certification PreK-12 Endorsement Program (Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Visual Impairment-Tuition Assistance available) is available.
Office 757.823.8841 Norfolk State University 700 Park Ave. Norfolk, VA 23504