The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education (EECE) is one of five Departments within the College of Education and Human Development.
The department offers the Bachelor’s degrees in:
- Elementary Education (Select K – 3 or K – 6)
- Child Care and Family Education (Non-Licensure)
- Early Childhood Education (P – K)
Master’s degrees in:
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Reading Education
- Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education (4 – 8)
- Master of Arts in Secondary Education (7 – 12)
Doctoral degree in:
- Early Childhood Education.
The department prepares educators to work with learners of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and cultures.
EECE is recognized for its excellence in teaching, research, and service. Many graduates are consultants, principals, college professors, and state department employees.
Due to its active community involvement and personal approach to instruction and advising, this department has one the highest enrollments at Jackson State University.
Students admitted to other degree programs within the College of Education and Human Development, who desire to teach in elementary or secondary schools, are also enrolled in the courses provided by EECE. Students gain advanced knowledge in learning theories; educational standards, goals and objectives; cultural influences concerning learning; and curriculum design and implementation.
We base our programs on the principles of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC); the standards and professional accreditation recommendations of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS); the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); the Association of Childhood Education (ACEI); and the International Reading Association (IRA).
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