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Academics: School of Education

Elementary Education

“The Department of Elementary Education is a motivating program to develop the minds of younger children today. It works really hard with Chowan students, so students may show off their knowledge and skills. Most importantly, you are given the chance to work first-hand with elementary students before you even graduate.”
- Deja Spruill, , junior Elementary Education major

Chowan University’s School of Education is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and service, and works one-on-one to achieve this goal in every Education student! Chowan is small enough to make this a reality, with faculty and advisors checking on their students and the progress they have made regularly to make sure they achieve their individual goals.

Teachers can help students overcome any difficulties they may encounter, attesting to last year’s 100% passing rate of our Elementary Education majors taking the Praxis II exam!

Elementary Education students are specifically trained through course work and field work to develop professional and leadership skills for use in elementary schools – Kindergarten through 6th grade.

One of the main ways Chowan University’s School of Education distinguishes itself from others’ programs is our partnerships with area public schools allowing Education majors to

  • Gain and hone skills in real world experiences
  • Respond to a variety of elementary students’ needs
  • Learn the art of working with parents, other teachers
    and the community
  • Build a strong resume before you even graduate!

Another way Chowan goes beyond the classroom to distinguish the School of Education program is through our top-notch resources, among which are:

  • TaskStream Electronic Portfolios
  • Blackboard Online Systems
  • Advanced Smart Classrooms
  • Campus-Wide Wireless Internet Access
  • On-campus Evaluation Exams
  • Model Teacher Education Consortium
  • Eligibility to Apply for NC Licensure Upon Graduation

The Whitaker Library on the Chowan campus houses the Education department’s Instructional Materials Center which contains current state-adopted textbooks in licensure areas, curriculum guides, thematic activity books, children’s Big Books, maps and globes, and other professional books and resources stressed by Chowan’s Education program for developing effective teachers.

Chowan University’s School of Education has everything you need to become the next “Teacher of the Year” award-winner when you graduate from this distinguished program!


Jayne Wolfskill

Jayne Wolfskill
Assistant Professor of Education
Fieldwork Coordinator
Chair, Department of Teacher Education

2011 Alpha Chi Teaching Award

2010 Excellence in Teaching Award

"Small classes and one on one advising make Chowan unique and a place where students and professors enjoy successful teaching and learning experiences. University sponsored events such as sports, theater, concerts, art exhibits, the Hobson Lecture/Award, and others allow students and faculty to get to know one another and appreciate similar interests.”

Jayne Wolfskill received her B.A. degree in Education from Guilford College. She received her Masters of Science Education degree in Education from Old Dominion University. Jayne Wolfskill came to work at Chowan in 2006.

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Teaching
  • Reading in the Elementary School
  • Children’s Literature
  • Multicultural Education
  • Directed Student Teaching
  • Methods and Materials for Language Arts and Social Studies in the
    Elementary Grades

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