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Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects


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Vision Statement

The Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects is committed to educating and preparing individuals at the undergraduate and graduate levels for professions in the field of education, research, service, community health and sport management.

Mission Statement

The Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects' mission is consistent with the mission of Fayetteville State University and the College of Education. The MSSS department is committed to providing academic quality in educator preparation and support services leading to candidate degree attainment and skill development in the areas of: (a) teaching academic content using current technology, (b) developing content connections within diverse learning environments, (c) reflecting on teacher beliefs and assumptions, and (d) engaging in continuous professional development. The MSSS department is further committed to strengthening faculty involvement in research, professional development and community engagement to enhance candidate and P-12 student outcomes and teacher quality in response to 21st Century, southeastern region of North Carolina communities and global expectations.

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Of Interest

The Educator Employment Liability Coverage Policy

The College of Education requires all candidates, pre-candidates (students) enrolled in courses utilizing field observations or clinical experience to obtain membership in a professional organization that offers educational liability insurance.

NEA Student Program

The link listed above should provide you with a connection to one option, the National Education Association (NEA) website for student memberships. The use of this approach may ensure educational liability coverage for a nominal fee determined by the association.

Disclaimer: The College of Education and its associated majors leading to licensure or degree certification reserves the right to deny placement for this course requirement without a letter of proof that you have joined a professional association with educators' employment liability insurance for its members.

Revisioning Statement Revised Program:

Discontinued Programs for Middle Grades and Secondary Education Majors:

Undergraduate Programs
  • BS is Social Studies Secondary Education
Graduate Programs
  • Licensure Only in Social Studies Secondary Education
  • M.Ed. and M.A.T. in English Secondary Education
  • M.Ed. and M.A.T. in Social Studies (History) Secondary Education
  • M.Ed. and M.A.T. in Middle Grades Social Studies
  • M.Ed. and M.A.T. in Political Science Secondary Education

***Note: Although the programs listed above were approved for discontinuation, the students currently enrolled and officially accepted in the degree programs will be allowed to complete the programs within a specified time period. The exact date by which your program must be completed will be determined by the Department Chair of Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects (Dr. Cynthia Shamberger).

Butler Building

Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
G.L. Butler Building, Room 241

Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (910) 672-1181/1115
Fax: (910) 672-1941

Dr. Cynthia Shamberger Chairperson

Mrs. Debra D. Brown, Administrative Support Associate

Mrs. Teresita V. Bravo, Administrative Support Associate




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