The Department of Elementary Education offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.
The Elementary Education program is one of 12 teacher education programs offered at UNCP. The program is designed to (1) provide experiences for candidates to develop the content knowledge necessary to be a successful teacher in the Kindergarten-Grade 6 learning environment, as noted by the North Carolina Teaching Content Standards; (2) provide candidates with experiences in pedagogical content knowledge, as noted by the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards; and (3) provide experiences whereby candidates develop into professional educators who are committed, collaborative, and competent, as noted in the UNCP School of Education Conceptual Framework.
It is our desire that the Elementary Education graduates will motivate and engage their Kindergarten-Grade 6 students in active learning and that they will inspire them to become lifelong learners. This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and provides the means for candidates to earn a Standard Professional I license to teach in the state of North Carolina.
Each Elementary Education major or licensure candidate is assigned an advisor who helps the student plan and approves his or her program of study.
Additional Information (from UNCP Catalog)
Elementary Education Undergraduate Handbook
Dr. Karen L. Stanley
Chair and Associate Professor
Location: Education Center, Room 113
Coordinator, Undergraduate Elementary Ed.
Location: Education Center, Room 215B
Dr. Irene Aiken
Location: Lindsay Hall
Location: Education Center, Room 208
Dr. Valjeaner Ford
Associate Professor, Praxis Liaison
Location: Education Center, Room 101G
Dr. Emily Long
Location: Education Center, Room 320
Dr. Willie McNeill
Location: Education Center, Room 312
Dr. Lisa Mitchell
Location: Education Center, Room 319
Dr. Claudia Nickolson
Location: Education Center, Room 215A
Dr. David Oxendine
Location: Education Center, Room 310
Dr. Joe Sciulli
Location: Education Center, Room 101E
Updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2014