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 children in the community, agencies, and preK-12 school settings. 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 EESE 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.
- Early Childhood Special Education birth through age five (add-on teacher certification endorsement) degree is an optional concentration areas of study for the MA degree in Pre-Elementary
- 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 Vision Impairment endorsement is offered.
Office 757.823.2700 Norfolk State University 700 Park Ave. Norfolk, VA 23504