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.  89% of our graduates from the 16-17 academic year are working in the field of education during this academic year.   Student loan default rates for Emory & Henry can be found here.

Completer impact on K-12 Learning

Completer Impact

Teacher Effectiveness

Teacher Effectiveness

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