Education & Human Development

The unique mission in the College of Education & Human Development(CoE&HD) is the preparation of effective and reflective professional educators who think critically and analytically, and who are transformative practitioners and learner advocates for children functioning in global environments.

The C0E&HD emphasizes efficient and successful teaching practices, policies, and procedures to enhance and support the academic achievement and social development of all Pre K-5 students.   The commitment and responsibility of the College of Education & Human Development are based upon a conceptual framework (Reflective Practitioners for Global Environments) that manifests a performance-based paradigm to ensure the teaching practices of professional practitioners who are instructional leaders, continuous assessors, technologically astute practitioners, reflective professionals, and advocates for diversity and collaboration.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are we?

      The College of Education and Human Development includes Teacher Education and
      Child Development and Family Studies (CDFS).
  • What is the difference between the teacher education programs and CDFS?

      The CDFS program prepares candidates to become child, family and community advocates and owners of day care facilities (passing Praxis is not a requirement). See Career Options for CDFS for more information. Whereas the teacher education programs of study prepare candidates to become certified as classroom teachers (passing Praxis required).
  • What is the Praxis and am I required to take it?

      The Praxis exams are teacher licensure/certification exams taken by individuals entering the teaching profession. This exam is required for students of Teacher Education ONLY,  not students enrolled in CDFS. Praxis I and II are partial requirements for teacher certification for the state of Louisiana. For information regarding Praxis, go to www.ets.org/praxis.
  • Can I prepare for the Praxis?

      Yes, all students who are enrolled in Teacher Education programs in the College of Education & Human Development have access to Edmentum/Plato (PLE) Courseware, which provides students with modules that address the skills and knowledge needed to successfully pass Praxis I and parts of Praxis II. PLE Courseware consists of integrated assessments, including exemptive pretests that allow learners to forgo content they already have mastered and focus on the concepts that need additional work. Course-level assessments include tests for each course module to ensure concept mastery. User information is provided below for students to begin.
      • Students sign in at https://ple.platoweb.com/Account/SignIn
      • Account login information is as follows:
        • Account login — suano1
        • PLATO — Student Banner number
        • Password — Student Banner number
        • Once the account information is entered, click login then continue onto the homepage.
  • What Teacher Education courses require PLE activation and use?/h1>

      The courses listed below include the PLE Courseware on-live laboratory. Students enrolled in these courses are required to complete a minimum of 10 hours in the lab, and are exempt from the lab only if they have passed both the Praxis I and Praxis II tests. Failure to complete the lab hours will result in an incomplete for the course:

      EDUC110 — Intro to Teaching

      ECED211 — Intro to ECE and Child Development

      EDUC212 — Communication for Teachers

      EDUC230 — Child Psychology

  • How often should I meet with my advisor?

      All students are expected to meet with their program advisors a minimum of twice each semester — once for general program advisement and once for course enrollment during early registration.
  • Can I choose my field experience/students teaching site?

      No. Site placements are determined by the Director of Field Experience along with college faculty.
  • If I am enrolled in more than one course requiring field experience hours, am I required to complete field experience hours for each individual course or can my field experience hours overlap?

      No. Each field experience is unique and designed according to the specified course objections. Therefore, field experience hours cannot overlap or serve the purposes of more than one course.
  • Can I enroll in other courses while I complete my student Teaching/Internship and Student Teaching Seminar?

      No. Candidates who are enrolled in Student Teaching/Internship and Student  Teaching Seminar are not permitted to take any other courses.
  • Which courses can I take prior to passing parts of the Praxis?

      It depends on your program of study. Please refer to your course curriculum.

More Department Details

  • Teacher Education


    Teacher Education offers two routes to certification: Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education (PK-3) and Elementary Education (K-5) or eight Certification-Only programs.

    Child Development & Family Studies


    The Child Development and Family Studies major examines the development and education of children and adolescents, family dynamics and the impact on children of interactions between family systems and social environments.

    Certification-Only


    We prepare effective, caring and highly qualified teachers for any K-12 classroom. The nuts and bolts of the certification-only program is teaching and learning. To that end, our program welcomes former educators as well as educators in the making. We understand that intensive does not mean better and that fast-tracking does not equate to quality. Therefore, we strive to recruit the most qualified individuals to teach students; taking into consideration a review of past academic and professional performance.
  • Teacher Education
    Dr. Willie Jones III
    Chair and Assistant Professor
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 319
    504.286.5520
    wijones@suno.edu


    Dr. Deborah W. Darby
    Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 312
    504. 286.5041
    ddarby@suno.edu

    Dr. Jenita C. Hegwood
    Director of Field Experiences & Student Teaching, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 339
    504.286.5353
    jhegwood@suno.edu

    Mr. Charlie T. Johnson Jr.
    Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 324
    504.286.5043
    cjohnson@suno.edu

    Dr. Vincent T. Johnson
    Associate Professor of Elementary Education
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 325
    504.286.5136
    vjohnson@suno.edu

    Ms. Gloria Major
    Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 314
    504.286.5089
    gmajor@suno.edu

    Ms. Chanel M. Payne
    Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 338
    504.286.5521
    cpayne@suno.edu

    Dr. Katherine Reed Robinson
    Assistant Professor of Elementary Education and PK-16 Coordinator
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 324
    504.286.5044
    krobinso@suno.edu

    Child Development and Family Studies
    Dr. Pamela E. Wanga
    Professor and Director
    Lake Campus Modular Building, Room C318
    504.286.5086

    Dr. Sherry Bachus
    Assistant Professor, Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 326
    504.286.5334
    sbachus@suno.edu

    Ms. Celina Carson
    Assistant Professor of Health, Nutrition and Physical Education
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 327
    504.286.5042
    ccarson@suno.edu

    Dr. Diane Bordenave
    Assistant Professor and Interim Assessment Coordinator
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 325A
    504.286.5204

    Dr. Delarious O. Stewart
    Assistant Professor
    Lake Campus Modular Building, Room C337
    504.286.5524

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DID YOU KNOW?

Timolynn Sams ('98) was selected by the Utne Reader as one of their 2008 "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World."