Commencement Starts 11:30 Saturday

Due to rain in the forecast Saturday morning, the start time of the undergraduate ceremony has been delayed until 11:30 a.m. There will still be one ceremony outside in Biemesderfer Stadium. Gates open at 10 a.m.

Department of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education

Department of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education


Welcome to Eled

We welcome you as participants in our new Early Childhood, Middle Level, and Dual Early Childhood and Special Education programs. Many rewarding experiences and challenges await you. We are looking forward to working with you to make this a successful and memorable learning endeavor. 


Susan A. Walker Children’s Literature Center

Conveniently located in Stayer Hall, the Susan A. Walker Children’s Literature Center houses a collection of over 10,000 children’s books available for students to borrow on a short-term basis. These books include picture books and novels of a wide variety of genres.

Digital Learning Studio

The Digital Learning Studio, located in Stayer Hall Room 210, offers technology support for faculty and students. There is a variety of technology available for use, such as audio recorders, video cameras, and digital cameras. The Digital Learning Studio is open for advice, technology help, and resources for projects.

Curriculum Resources

Located on the 3rd floor of the recently renovated McNairy Library is a collection of curriculum resources for all students. These current and frequently updated resources include teacher manuals, student resource books, learning center kits, and collections of leveled readers.

Program Highlights and Quick Facts


Early Childhood Education Program

  • Prekindergarten to Grade 4 Certification

Middle Level Education Program

  • 4 Content Areas (Social Studies, Science, Math, and Language Arts)
  • Grade 4 through Grade 8 Certification

Early Childhood and Special Education Dual Certification Program

  • Dual Certification in Prekindergarten to Grade 4 Early Childhood and Prekindergarten to Grade 8 Special Education