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.
The UNCP Teacher Education Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Undergraduate Elementary Education program is approved by the NC State Board of Education. Individuals who complete the Undergraduate Elementary Education program are eligible for 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 2015-16 UNCP Catalog
2015-2016 UNCP Catalog Elementary Education
Undergraduate Handbook (PDF)
Elementary Education Undergraduate Checksheet revised 5/26/15
Undergraduate Elementary Education Faculty
Dr. Lisa Mitchell
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Elementary Education
Director, Graduate Elementary Education
Location: Education Center, Room 101B
Dr. Kelly Ficklin
Clinical Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Elementary Education Coordinator
Location: Education Center, Room 215B
Dr. Karen Granger
Assistant Professor, AIG Coordinator
Location: Education Center, Room 113
Dr. Claudia Nickolson
Location: Education Center, Room 215A
Dr. Kayonna Pitchford
Location: Education Center, Room 115
Dr. Doreen Saccomano
Location: Education Center, Room 101E
Dr. Joe Sciulli
Location: Education Center, Room 208
Dr. Jennifer Whitttington
Assistant Professor, Director of Recruitment and Retention
Location: Education Center, Room 319