The Emory & Henry program in teacher education combines an academic major with classroom courses and field experience in education and leads to certification to teach in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our students usually begin their early field experience during the sophomore year with Introduction to Education, a one-credit-hour course that combines preparation for the Praxis I assessment with observation hours in public school classrooms.
All initial licensure areas are available in two options, the undergraduate (4-year B.A.) and the Five-year (B.A. plus M.Ed. in Professional Studies). Most requirements of the undergraduate program apply in the Five-year program, along with additional requirements at the graduate level.
The M.A. in Education cohort program leads to a Master of Arts in Education and is designed for working teachers. Classes meet once a week in the early evening during fall and spring semesters, with varied hours during summer terms. The program does not lead to initial teacher licensure, but is useful for endorsements and professional advancement
In August 1988, the Jessie Ball duPont Religious, Charitable and Educational Fund awarded Emory & Henry College a grant to develop a model program for collaboration and cooperation between the college and public schools. One goal of this grant was to develop an annual education forum to bring together individuals from Emory & Henry, surrounding schools, business, and industry to establish an on-going dialogue regarding educational needs and opportunities. The annual B.G. Raines Forum is intended to initiate and to foster this dialogue, to address these needs, and to make plans for continued collaboration to bring about improved education in the region.
As a partner in the Southwest Virginia Public Education Consortium, Emory & Henry College has developed education seminar courses that remain available to public school teachers in our region. Any of these courses can be taught during any regular Emory & Henry semester or summer session, with tuition, books, and fees paid for participants by Consortium funding.
Information about the Praxis, GRE, RVE, Virginia Education Scholarship, regional schools, employment search, and other links of interest to Education students and professionals.