Teacher Education

The Teacher Education Department is comprised of two programs: Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.

The Early Childhood Education Program prepares professionals who primarily work in the public systems’ Kindergarten through 3rd grade (PreK-3). This program has two components. The first is an undergraduate route for candidates to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. The second route is for candidates who already have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education and wish to become certified to teach in PreK-3 classrooms through the Non-Masters Certification-Only Alternative Education (Post-Baccalaureate) Program.


The Elementary Education Program prepares candidates to teach in Grades 1-5 classrooms. Like the Early Childhood Education program, candidates may select the baccalaureate route or, if qualified, enroll in the Non-Masters Certification-Only Alternative Education (Post-Baccalaureate) Program and become certified as elementary grades 1-5 teachers. The Certification-Only Program also offers courses leading to certification of teachers for secondary grades 6-12 classrooms in selected fields (i.e. Math, Science, Social Studies). 

These programs are approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents and the Louisiana Department of Education to offer teacher preparation and certification. The Elementary Education Program is designed to meet the certification requirements as delineated by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). The teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


Faculty


Dr. Willie Jones III
Chair/CAEP Coordinator
Lake Campus Mulitpurpose Complex, Room 319
504-284-5520
wijones@suno.edu

 
Darby, Deborah 
Assistant Professor, Elementary Education 
LCMC 312 
5041

 
Hegwood, Jenita 
Assistant Professor/Director, Student Teaching & Field Experiences 
LCMC 339 
5353

 
Johnson, Charlie 
Assistant Professor, Elementary Education 
LCMC 324 
5043

 
Johnson, Vincent 
Associate Professor, College of Education & Human Development/Athletic Faculty Coordinator 
LCMC 325 
5136

 
Kaltenbaugh, Louise 
Director, Certificate-Only Program/Associate Professor, College of Education & Human Development 
LCMC 317 
5351

 
Robinson, Katherine 
PK-16 Coordinator / Assistant Professor, Elementary Education 
LCMC 324 
5044





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