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
Director of Instructional Technology, Teacher Education Programs
Coordinator, Undergraduate Elementary Education
Location: Education Center, Room 215B
Dr. Irene Aiken
Professor, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies
Location: Lindsay Hall
Location: Education Center, Room 208
Dr. Emily Long
Location: Education Center, Room 320
Dr. Claudia Nickolson
Location: Education Center, Room 215A
Dr. Kayonna Pitchford
Location: Education Center, Room TBA
Dr. Joe Sciulli
Location: Education Center, Room 101E