School of Education and Psychology Support Services
The School of Education and Psychology provides the following support services:
The Curriculum Materials Center located in the Willie and Jacqueline Gilchrist Education and Psychology Complex, provides a wide variety of books and instructional materials in the Teacher Education areas and at levels ranging from pre-primary through high school. The Center houses State curriculum textbooks and ancillary materials and selected journals. For prospective teachers, materials are available for unit construction, lesson planning, instructional aids, and teaching strategies. Other specific areas include the Children's Reading Room and the Professional Library.
The Instructional Technology Laboratory provides state-of-the-art instructional technology. The Director of instructional technology has the responsibility of ensuring that students and faculty meet advanced technology competencies. Candidates have the opportunity to focus in-depth on class assignments and research projects. Students and faculty are taught the use of state-of-the-art technologies for the integration of these technologies into a 21st century delivery system.
The Office of School Services is charged with the responsibility of recruiting academically talented students in the 21-county region of northeastern North Carolina who are interested in teaching. This office serves to enhance communication among the local school districts, students and parents in the region, and the university. Public school outreach occurs through field-based placements, grant opportunities, and information about other university services.
The Elizabeth City State University Laboratory School serves children from age three (3) through five (5) years. The Laboratory School is a component of the School of Education and Psychology. The Laboratory School's goal is to provide education majors an opportunity to become familiar with young children and their characteristics, and to enable the transition of theoretical concepts into practical application. In addition to being a site for training teacher education majors, the Laboratory School's goal is to provide a learning environment that will help young children develop to their maximum potential physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally.
All classrooms in the Willie and Jacqueling Gilchrist Education and Psychology Complex have been constructed to support full audiovisual conferencing and classrooms have audiovisual display capabilities to enhance instruction. These resources serve as a technological support for faculty, staff, and students for presentations, research, demonstration, and teaching.
Elizabeth City State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number is 404-679-4501) to award degrees at the Baccalaureate and Master's levels.
The Teacher Education Program is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) and the North Carolina Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (NCACTE).
The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) 210 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1023) and has North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) program approval.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Zenobia Smallwood
School of Education and Psychology