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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.  

Dr. Beverlyn Cain, in the Department of Elementary Education, is the author and lead presenter for two upcoming conferences.  She was accepted to present a Roundtable Discussion entitled Hand In Hand: Cultural Competence and Education Diplomacy at the Association for Childhood Education International 2017 Institute on Global Education Diplomacy Roundtable Discussion, April 20-22, in Washington, DC. Conference. She was also be the featured conference speaker at the NAEYC Professional Development Learning Institute, June 11-14, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Her presentation is entitled: Claiming Your Calm During Transitional Turmoil.




    Drs. Ashley Holder and Brian Phillips in The Department of Elementary Education will present at the Ninth Annual Technology Institute for Educators (TIFE 2017) at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina on April 22, 2017.  Attendees will learn about Home Base as a platform for student success.

 Home Base has been implemented nationwide in public schools since 2013-14.  This technology component is a way for parents and students to stay aware of student academic performance.  Home Base increases parental involvement and student performance in K-12 classrooms.  According to research, Home Base enhances educational outcomes for students and makes data easily accessible for teachers and administrators.



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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. Tanya Hudson, Assistant Chair
Mrs. Coneasha D. Thomas, Administrative Support Associate
Mrs. Dianna Wesley, Administrative Support Associate


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