School of Education & Psychology (SOEP)

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.

Academic Calendar

Mon Sep 07

Labor Day Holiday

Tue Sep 08

Last Day to Drop Courses Without Penalty

Fri Sep 11

Last Day for Adding New Courses

Fri Sep 11

Last Day to Register for Classes


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
  • Athletics Director
  • Sports Information Director
  • Recreation Worker

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