• Abbigale Duncan ’18 works hands on with students in the classroom during her student teaching e...
    Abbigale Duncan ’18 works hands on with students in the classroom during her student teaching experience.
  • Teacher Prep students talking about their classroom experiences in the public school setting.  St...
    Teacher Prep students talking about their classroom experiences in the public school setting.  Students are given many opportunities to visit the classroom during their time at E&H.
  • Holly Britt current M.Ed. student presents her Action Research at the B.G. Raines Forum.
    Holly Britt current M.Ed. student presents her Action Research at the B.G. Raines Forum.
  • Student Teaching in an elementary Physical Education classroom.
    Student Teaching in an elementary Physical Education classroom.

When you choose Emory & Henry’s education program, you will benefit from working with highly respected experts in primary and secondary education.

Our Mission: Emory and Henry College’s Education Department prepares students for entry-level careers or graduate study in the Education field by educating students in the knowledge, skills, and practices of effective teachers. 

Our Vision:  The Emory and Henry College Education Department faculty’s vision is to have a teacher preparation program that prepares our future teachers with skills, pedagogies, strategies, and dispositions necessary for the challenges of the 21st century classroom.  In order to do so, the faculty are committed to providing instruction by practitioners with years of successful experience in the field of PK-12 education, exemplifying effective instructional practices rooted in learning theory, engaging students in a variety of supportive field placements, and providing reflective practices that implore students to develop a growth mindset in their learning journey. 

On our campus, ninety percent of our students take part in at least one public school field experience every semester. Students observe and teach in area classrooms over the entire course of their program. Our professors prepare you for your future classroom through lively discussion, student presentations, and opportunities to practice effective teaching methods in a variety of settings.

Degrees

  • Masters of Education, Education- Professional Studies Master of Education

    Students may select a five year program leading to the appropriate bachelor’s degree and a professional studies master of education degree. This option provides more subject area content for teacher preparation students at the undergraduate level and significant professional preparation in the fifth year. Students may also select a special education option that meets the endorsement requirements for special education - general curriculum K-12. Students must complete at least 32 semester hours at the graduate level to receive the master’s degree.

  • Masters of Education, Education- Professional Studies Master of Education: Special Education- General Curriculum K-12 Endorsement Track

    Students may select a five year program leading to the appropriate bachelor’s degree and a Professional Studies Master’s degree while meeting the certification requirements for endorsement in special education-general curriculum K-12. Students in this track also meet certification requirements for general education endorsements. This option provides more subject area content for teacher preparation students at the undergraduate level and significant professional preparation in the fifth year.

  • Master of Arts in Education, History

    To provide a degree appropriate for a person seeking certification to teach history or social studies with endorsement for Virginia and states with reciprocal agreements concerning credentials. To provide the proof required for competency and mastery according to federal guidelines

  • Masters of Education, Professional Studies Master of Education

    To provide prospective teachers with significant professional development at the master’s level.

Licensure Options

Elementary/Middle Grades

Students who wish to teach in the elementary/middle grades choose from three interdisciplinary majors that combine English and language arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics.  These majors include:  Interdisciplinary English, Interdisciplinary History and Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Mathematics.

Secondary School

Students planning to teach in secondary school, grades 6-12, choose from these majors:  BiologyBusiness, ChemistryGeography, EnglishHistory, Mathematics or Physics.

Students planning to teach in the PK-12 level choose from these majors:  Art/Visual ArtsFrenchSpanishPhysical EducationMusic, Instrumental, or Music, Vocal.

 

Student Research

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Internationalizing the Student Teaching Experience</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p><img width="611" height="458" alt="Skyping with students in Brazil" src="/live/image/gid/18/width/611/height/458/1328_IMG_0961.rev.1510938213.JPG" class="lw_image lw_image1328 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/18/width/611/height/458/1328_IMG_0961.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/18/width/611/height/458/1328_IMG_0961.JPG 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2400"/></p><p> Tyler Carrico, Jordan Christie and Olivia Crockett participated in an <a href="http://www.swvatoday.com/news/article_fd49c55a-74b8-5747-8476-5ac3e59e5aaf.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">online pilot program</a> allowing the teacher preparation students to engage in meaningful connections with international students in Brazil.  Students were able to teach and network with three different high schools in Brazil without leaving Southwest Virginia as part of the program.</p></div>