School of Education & Psychology

Prepare to make a difference for future generations through the School of Education and Psychology (SOEP).

Choose professional education courses that give you the knowledge and skills to teach in elementary schools (kindergarten through eighth grade) or in the field of special education. Your educational experience culminates in student teaching, immersing you in the daily life of your school and community as you and your students learn together.

The School of Education and Psychology (SOEP) located in the WWACB, also offers a non-teaching degree in psychology for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in psychology and related fields. You also can pursue a bachelor’s degree in general studies, working with your advisor to create a personalized program of study. 


The primary objectives of the School of Education and Psychology are:

  • to identify and attract young men and women of intellectual and moral integrity.
  • to promote content competency and sound scholarship through a series of specialized courses and experiences that will prepare an Alcorn proficient and effective communiversity teacher (APECT).
  • to develop in prospective teachers a broad understanding of the learner and the teaching-learning process.
  • to guide and supervise teacher candidates through a series of professional laboratory experiences culminating with directed teaching.
  • to provide the teacher education student and non-teaching student with formal and informal educational experiences that will enable them to develop a meaningful philosophy of education.
  • to ensure that the teacher education candidate exits the professional education unit as Alcorn’s proficient and effective communiversity teacher.


  • Psychology students attend Annual MCA Conference

    The Department of Education & Psychology encourages students to seek learning opportunities beyond the classroom, thus providing them with a broader understanding of coursework, activities associated with their career interests, and real-life experiences that prepare them for the work they will engage in after degree completion.

  • Deparment of Education & Psychology announces Fall 2014 Graduate Forum

    On Thursday, November 20, 2014, the Department of Education and Psychology will host a Graduate Forum at 11:30am. All education and psychology majors are welcome to attend. Please see attached flyer for more information.

  • Elementary Education major receives 2014 MPE Award

    DeAnte' V. Spann, a rising senior elementary education major, was selected to receive the Mississippi Professional Educators' (MPE) Student Scholarship for 2014.


A degree from the School of Education and Psychology can provide you with rewarding career opportunities. Our alumni go on to fill roles such as:

  • Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Psychologist
  • School Counselor

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