When you choose Emory & Henry’s education program, you will benefit from working with highly respected experts in primary and secondary education.
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.
Masters of Education, Education- Professional Studies Master of Education, 5-year Program
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, Fast Track Program
A Fast Track Master in Education (M.Ed.) degree is available for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a teachable area but lack the professional studies (teacher preparation) requirements. This program can be completed in one academic year, usually two semesters and one summer course, and leads to initial licensure to teach in the chosen grade or subject.
Students who wish to teach in the PK-6 elementary/middle grades choose from three interdisciplinary majors that combine English and language arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. These majors in include: Interdisciplinary English, Interdisciplinary History and Social Science, and Interdisciplinary Mathematics. Three tracks for Middle School English, Middle School History and Social Science, and Middle School Mathematics 6-8 are also offered.
Add on Options:
Special Education, K-12 General Curriculum is offered as an add on endorsement.
Education at E&H
- <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Art teacher illustrates a new children’s book</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p><img width="609" height="590" alt="Aria Asbury working with students in the classroom." src="/live/image/gid/18/width/609/height/590/9075_Aria_2-_2019.rev.1606938309.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image9075 lw_align_left lw_block" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/18/width/609/height/590/9075_Aria_2-_2019.rev.1606938309.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/18/width/609/height/590/9075_Aria_2-_2019.rev.1606938309.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2007" data-max-h="1945"/></p><p> Aria Asbury, who graduated from Emory & Henry in December 2019 with her M.Ed. in Professional Studies, is now an art teacher with Bristol VA Public Schools. She has also collaborated with author Janet Lester to provide the illustrations for the children’s book <strong><em>Trixie Goes to the Fair</em>.</strong> <a href="https://heraldcourier.com/news/local/watch-now-beloved-dairy-cow-center-of-attention-in-children-s-book-written-by-washington/article_41e06002-ad35-51b7-9095-82c9b747d7f7.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read more about this collaboration here.</a></p></div>
- <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>