College of Education and Professional Studies

CAEP accreditation shield logoThe JSU College of Education & Professional Studies proudly serves the citizens of northeast Alabama, the southeast, and the nation through our traditional and online programs of study. Teachers and other school personnel prepared at the baccalaureate, master's, and educational specialist levels develop an extensive knowledge and skill based education appropriate for the level of certification. Developing initial and advanced education candidates into effective, reflective, creative decision makers is the fundamental goal of all teacher preparation programs at JSU. Each degree program is designed to provide a strong knowledge and skill base that will help to ensure a successful future.

Programs and Checklists

Academic Departments

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Counseling & Instructional Support

Instructional Leadership, MSE and EdS
Instructional Technology, MS
Teacher Leader, EdS 
Library Media, MSE and EdS
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS and EdS
School Counseling, MSE and EdS

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Curriculum and Instruction

Special Education, BSE and MSE
Early Childhood Education, BSE and MSE
Elementary Education, BSE and MSE
Early Childhood Special Education, MSE
Reading Specialist, (P-12) MSE

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Family and Consumer Sciences

Child Development, BS
Dietetics, BS
Family and Consumer Sciences Education (6-12), BSE and MSE
Human Sciences, BS
Merchandising, BS
Hospitality and Culinary Management, BS
Business Education (6-12), BSE and MSE

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Secondary Education

English/Language Arts Education, BSE, MSE
General Science Education, BSE, MSE
Instrumental Music Education, BA, MA
Mathematics Education, BSE, MSE
General Social Studies Education, BSE, MSE
Vocal/Choral Music Education, BA, MA

Service Departments

Clinical Experiences

The Office of Clinical Experiences partners with area school districts to provide field experience placement for teacher candidates with master P-12 educators. Clinical experience orientation and training for JSU students, Cooperating Teachers, and University Supervisors are also coordinated through this office.

Instructional Services Unit

The purpose of the Instructional Services Unit (ISU) is to provide at JSU's main campus academic and technological resources to public school students, pre-service teachers, in-field teachers, and Jacksonville State University faculty and students.

JSU Inservice Education Center

The JSU Inservice Education Center provides high quality professional development programs to meet the ever-increasing demands of public school teachers and administrators.

Teacher Education Services

The mission of Teacher Education Services is to provide pertinent  information, guidance, and support services to educator preparation candidates as they work towards their academic and professional goals.

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  • Dean White at commencement

    Dean White at commencement

  • Dean Turner receiving Emeritus Dean at commencement

    Retired Dean Tommy Turner receiving Emeritus status

  • student at commencement

    A student at commencement.

  • Commencement

    A graduate student receives her hood.

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    Students display their decorative mortarboards at commencement.