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School of Education Departments

The School of Education is comprised of three Departments: Allied Professions, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Leadership. A brief overview of each follows, with links to more in-depth information.

Allied Professions

The Department of Allied Professions contains the Communication Disorders program and the Counselor Education Programs. The Department is chaired by Dr. Edward Moody (emoody@nccu.edu). The Communication Disorders program is nationally accredited in Speech-Language Pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association (ASHA). The program currently has an enrollment of 80 graduate students and 11 faculty members with expertise in a wide range of areas. Dr. Sheila Bridges-Bond (bridges@nccu.edu) is coordinator of the program. The Counselor Education Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program has 85 graduate students and 6 faculty members and programs in mental health, career, and school counseling. Dr. Peggy Whiting (pwhiting@nccu.edu) is the coordinator of the program.

Curriculum & Instruction

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction includes undergraduate and graduate programs.


Candidates in the Elementary Education and the Middle Grades Education Programs are involved in a rigorous program of study, which integrates content knowledge, skills, and pedagogy. Candidates are prepared to work in diverse cultural contexts through extensive field experiences and technological focus.

The Elementary Education Program leads to a K-6 license.

The Middle Grades Education Program leads to a license in grades 6-9. The candidate must select two academic concentrations in the following content areas: math, science, language arts, or social studies.


Graduate study in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide qualified holders of the bachelor’s degree with a broader, deeper, and more thorough acquaintance with scholarship and research in Educational Technology and Special Education.  Its aim is to develop independent study, originality, and competence in research, and in the application of critical thinking to professional problems.

Due to national and state accreditation standards, program curricula and requirements are subject to change.

Educational Leadership

Faculty members in the Department of Educational Leadership are committed to cultivating effective educational leaders who are culturally competent, data and policy driven decision-makers, and leaders of change for continuous improvement and accountability. Effective educational leaders use research based best practices to work collaboratively to develop a common vision, mission, and strategic goals for their organization and stakeholders. The importance of social capital (the building of critical relationships and partnerships), effective communication and resource management is emphasized throughout all of our leadership programs. The Master of School Administration Program is housed in the Department of Educational Leadership.

NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
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