About the Neff Education Center

The Emory & Henry Education Department is located at the Neff Education Center on the third floor of McGlothlin-Street Hall.  Our program in teacher education offers classroom courses and field experiences in education which leads to certification to teach in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  

The Emory & Henry program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  We offer initial licensure areas in two options, the undergraduate (4-year) and the Five-year (B.A. or B.S.  plus M.A. Ed in Professional Studies).

A Fast Track M.Ed. in Professional Studies is also available which requires a teaching content area, usually a B.A. or a B.S. in a teaching subject.   

The Master of Arts in Education in Reading is also available and is designed for working teachers.  Licensed teachers who complete the reading program qualify to be certified as Reading Specialists in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We have a 100% graduation rate for all teaching candidates who are admitted into our program and they earn an endorsement to teach in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Ratings from students completing our program regarding their preparation at Emory & Henry CollegeSurvey responses from Program Completers.

For those subjects in which you hold an endorsement, overall how well prepared were you by Emory & Henry?
3.8% somewhat prepared; 28.3% extremely prepared; 66.0% very prepared

Rating from employers of our completed regarding their preparation at Emory & Henry College

Responses from Supervisors of our Completers who are in their first year of teaching.

Overall, how do you rate the preparedness of the teacher?
21.9% much higher than; 50.0% higher than expected; 28.1% at the level expected.

Employment of Emory & Henry Graduates who completed teach preparation (2016-2017)

Employment Chart for 2016-201711% Not currently employed in field of education; 89 % currently employed in field of education