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In as much as Fayetteville State University was founded in 1867 as a teacher-training institution, the School of Education resides close to the heart of FSU's mission.

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Department of Elementary Education Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Department of Elementary Education at Fayetteville State University is to prepare dynamic, knowledgeable, caring, and reflective teachers and leaders who are dedicated to facilitating learning for all children in the 21 st Century schools. This goal is achieved in the undergraduate, graduate and licensure programs through the delivery of research-based instruction, collaboration, partnerships, and continuous professional development. Completers, prepared by highly qualified faculty, have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to support student learning within a framework of family and community and are able to participate in a diverse, technological, and global society.

Programs Offered

The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education (K-6), Birth to Kindergarten (B-K), and Birth to Kindergarten Non-Teaching (B-K) as well as graduate degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) and Reading Education (K-12). The Department also has licensure only programs for those candidates who have a degree and wish to pursue teaching in the elementary school, birth to kindergarten or reading.

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Department of Elementary Education

Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
G.L. Butler Building, Room 232

Hours: M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (910) 672-1538
Fax: (910) 672-1445

Dr. Priscilla Manarino-Leggett, Chair
Dr. Brian Phillips, Assistant Chair
Mrs. Coneasha D. Thomas, Administrative Support Associate
Mrs. Dianna Wesley, Administrative Support Associate


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