The Department of Educational Leadership offers three degree programs and two licensure-only programs to prepare individuals for positions as educational leaders. The degree programs include the Master of School Administration (MSA); Educational Specialist (EdS); and Doctor of Education (EdD). The North Carolina licensure-only programs include the principal add-on license and the Curriculum Instructional Specialist add-on license.
Chair: Dr. William Rouse
The Department of Elementary and Middle Grades Education offers undergraduate degrees with teaching licensure in elementary education and four content areas in middle grades education. The department also offers graduate degrees in elementary education and middle grades education. The programs are committed to the preparation of teachers who are knowledgeable, reflective, technologically proficient, and skilled in meeting the needs of a diverse student population.
Interim Chair: Dr. Mark L'Esperance
The Department of Interdisciplinary Professions in the College of Education offers cutting-edge educational programs that prepare students for rewarding careers as counselors, information technology specialists, librarians, or educational professionals working in adult/continuing education, business/marketing education, higher education, vocational education, and industry. Coursework and field experiences empower learners with required skills, knowledge, and experience; help them learn to think critically and practice proficiently; and provide the strong foundation of both theory and practice needed to be effective and successful in one's chosen field.
Chair: Dr. Scott Glass
The Department of Literacy Studies, English education and History education offers undergraduate degrees with teaching licensure in English education and history education. The department also offers graduate degrees in with teaching licensure in reading education, English education and history education. The programs are designed to produce teachers who are reflective practitioners who provide professional service to the community, the state, and the nation.
Chair: Dr. Katherine Misulis
As an undergraduate student in the Department of Science, Mathematics, and Instructional Technology Education, you can prepare for a rewarding and exciting career as a science or mathematics teacher through programs known for their quality and innovation. Later, you can pursue graduate-degree opportunities in mathematics education, science education, or instructional technology. The department also supports the development of science, mathematics, and technology integration at all academic levels.
Interim Chair: Dr. Abbie Brown
The Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research offers undergraduate degrees with teaching licensure in special education - general and adapted curriculum. The department also offers graduate degrees with teaching licensure in special education - learning disabilities, behavioral emotional disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and low incidence disabilities. The department also offers three graduate certificates in assistive technology, autism, and deaf-blindness.
Interim Chair: Dr. Kathi Wilhite