From the Desk of the Dean
Welcome to the College of Education and Human Development. Jackson State University, along with the College of Education, now stands at 136 years old. The College of Education became accredited in 1972 by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
We are excited about the 2013-2014 academic school year. Our student population is approaching 2,500 and we offer twelve undergraduate degrees, eight master degrees, one specialist in education with six concentrations, and three doctoral programs. As a major contributor in the area of developing teachers, school leaders, and other school related personnel, we are especially excited about the reorganization of the School of Lifelong Learning, the Mississippi Learning Institute, Kids Kollege, Freedom School and the Lottie Thornton Early Childhood Center. These programs are vital links to ensure an all encompassing college that provides educational experiences that offer the very best services to our pre-kindergarten through twelve (PK-12) clientele and community.
Our Curriculum Center has been redesigned to ensure a seamless transition between higher education and PK-12 for our college faculty, pre-service teachers, and all education majors. The center will serve as our bridge for relevant PK-12 curricula, technology, and best practices for instructional delivery. To strengthen this bridge, Jackson State University and Jackson Public School District have agreed to collaborate and form the first laboratory school in this area, Blackburn Laboratory Middle School. Our goal is to make Blackburn a highly successful middle school for replication and studies of successful practices in the district, state, and nation. As a high-performing community school, we see the lab school as the conduit to develop and merge effective instructional norms of practice and 21st Century Skills in both the College of Education and middle school classrooms.
We are in our second year of the Call Me MISTER program with the selection of our second cohort of young gentlemen who are elementary education majors. This summer Cohort One MISTERs and their academic coach participated in servant-leadership institutes at Clemson University. Our technology driven program for high school students, Beyond the Bricks, will again focus on the power of the media to motivate young men. Beyond the Bricks participants traveled to New York as Beyond the Brick Fellows for summer activities. To ensure sustainability of both programs and provide assistance to education majors, the College of Education and Human Development has initiated two endowment scholarships for students needing financial assistance. The scholarships are: the Ernestine Calhoun Endowment (named in honor of the mother of Dr. Thomas Calhoun, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs) and the Alice V. Harden Endowment Scholarship (named in honor of our late state senator and former educator).
The College of Education and Human Development will achieve its’ mission with an exciting and dedicated faculty and staff. We offer the very best in teaching and advising with wholesome and concerned collegiality. Throughout the academic year, our faculty will engage in research, grant writing, publications, and presentations for the holistic improvement of our community, our university, our state, and ultimately our nation.
In 2013-2014, come and go with us as we go forward together. One JSU!
In response to the needs of all students, the College of Education and Human Development of Jackson State University is working with internal and external partners to educate, engage, and empower. While collaborating with Teachers for a New Era, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Beyond the Bricks, Call Me MISTER, Staff Development for Educators, and local, state, and national school districts, our aim is to prepare teachers and educational leaders to prepare students to become career and college ready. The most effective way of engaging, empowering, and educating students at all levels is through collaborations that foster building capacity to ensure student success as measured by skill acquisition and productivity It is the responsibility of reciprocity to increase awareness and skills; then implement methodologies to address changes needed to improve teacher and student productivity.
Each academic unit of the college has specific requirements and information listed.
- Education Leadership
- Elementary and Early Childhood Education
- Executive Ph. D. Program
- Master of Arts in Teaching/Secondary
- Health, Physical Education and Recreation
- School, Community, and Rehab Counseling
- Special Education
- Social & Cultural Studies
- Center for Curriculum Development, Research, and Podcast
- Center for Teacher Quality
- Harris-Gambrell Reading Center
- Kids Kollege
- Lottie W. Thornton Early Childcare Center
- Mississippi Learning Institute
- Office of Assessment (NCATE)
- Test Preparation Clinic
- William H. Brooks Counseling Laboratory
For more information contact: (601) 979-2433