The Division of Education, Supervision and Instruction at Tougaloo College offers a variety of undergraduate degrees in programs leading to P-6 and 7-12 teaching licensures. The Division of Education degree programs are guided by the Mississippi Department of Education standards and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Tougaloo College’s Division of Education offers the Early Childhood Pre-K – K endorsement in one year through an online learning program.  By pursuing the Early Childhood Education Pre-K – K endorsement through Tougaloo College’s 12-hour program, students benefit from a nationally recognized and accredited program designed to give students the expertise they need to assess and teach children in preschool through Kindergarten. The College’s Early Childhood Education Pre-K – K endorsement is for current elementary education students, as well as general education teachers and teacher assistants working towards completing assistant teacher licensure requirements. 
Utilizing the online learning format, it is possible to complete the program in just one year by taking two courses each semester (fall and spring).  Earning the Pre-K – K endorsement opens a world of new employment opportunities. You will be qualified to work as a 
Preschool teacher 
Preschool assistant teacher  
Childcare center teacher or assistant teacher 
Family support specialist 
Parent educator and advocate 
Early childhood consultant

If you or someone you know is interested in this program, please contact Dr. Vicki Davidson at for more information. 
Click here to review the Mississippi Department of Education's endorsement and licensure requirements for Pre-K - K teachers and assistant teachers. 


The Division of Education faculty and staff envisions a teaching and learning environment committed to providing future teachers with an education that develops reflective, effective, active and decisive scholars and practitioners who use theory, scholarly research, and best practices in their work with children and youth. Faculty and students come together to foster a community of teaching and learning that promotes inquiry, leadership, and advocacy for P-12 children, families, and communities.


The mission of The Division of Education, Instruction and Supervision at Tougaloo College is to prepare and support caring, reflective pre-service teachers as life-long learners and to succeed as professional educators in the teaching community. The Division of Education through teaching, scholarly research, and service is dedicated to preparing future teachers with the knowledge base, dispositions and skills necessary to become successful and effective educators in a complex, rapidly changing global society.

Programs of Study

Child Development and Elementary Education

  • Associate of Arts in Child Development
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child Development
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Special Education

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health and Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health and Recreation

Secondary Education

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Music
  • Physics

Master of Arts Programs

  • Master of Arts in Child Development
  • Master of Arts in Teaching

Contact Information

We are here to help you! Feel free to call, email, visit, or write the Division of Education:

Mailing Address:
Tougaloo College
Division of Education
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174
 601-977-6165 (fax)

Campus Location:
Holmes Hall
Thea H. Williams-Black, Ph.D.Thea H. Williams-Black, Ph.D.
Dean of Education, Supervision, and Instruction
Professor of Education
Janice HortonJannice Horton, B.S.
Administrative Assistant