Emory & Henry offers nationally accredited programs to endorse pre-service teachers for a license in elementary, middle school, art, music, health and physical education, Spanish, biology, chemistry, earth science, English, history and social sciences, mathematics, and physics.

Licensure through the Virginia Department of Education

Teacher preparation at Emory & Henry adheres to the professional requirements for all teachers as specified by the Virginia Department of Education. The Virginia Department of Teacher Licensure requirements can be found here:

Virginia has reciprocity with many states in which program completers can transfer their license.  For a list of states that currently have reciprocity agreements with Virginia click here.  

Teacher Preparation Assessments Required for Licensure

Emory & Henry’s teacher preparation program requires assessments that are necessary for licensure in Virginia and accreditation of the program.  A list of testing requirements can be found here and then clicking on the link “Professional Teacher’s Assessment Requirements.”  Students are required to take and pass all required assessments in their content area prior to the student teaching semester.  Emory & Henry candidates have a 100% pass rate on their licensure assessments.  

Please contact Sharon McKinney at or by phone at 276-944-6218 to answer questions regarding testing and registration.

Registration and fees for testing are the responsibility of the student.