About the Division of Education

The Division of Education consists of two academic departments and four non-academic units. The Division of Education is an innovative learning community where faculty and staff of diverse cultures and perspectives work collaboratively to educate and motivate learners of all ages and to generate and disseminate knowledge that will improve and enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities in a global society.

To this end, we strive to provide a student-centered, intellectually challenging learning environment; to engage in meaningful research and service activities that address compelling social purposes; and to maintain and enhance our position as leaders in our respective fields.

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Department of Education Announcements

To all Interdisciplinary Studies majors with option leading to endorsement in Elementary Education, Health and Physical Education majors, and music, math, biology, and English majors seeking a teaching endorsement:

  1. The Department of Education is now accepting applications for admission into the teacher preparation program from March 2, 2018 until April 2, 2018. Please visit the Education office to obtain an application packet for admission from the secretary, Mrs. Harrigan. The Education office is located on the third floor of Phenix Hall, 304.The office is open from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday-Friday.

    The following are the requirements:

    • Completed at least 45 hours of study
    • "C" or better in ENG 101, ENG 102, COM 103, MAT 109 (or higher), and MAT 110 (or higher)
    • 2.5 GPA or higher
    • Standardized Reading, Writing, and Math Proficiency

      Option A: Passing VCLA (470) with minimum Reading (235) and Writing (235) scores and Praxis Core Math scores (150)
      Option B: Passing Praxis Core scores (Reading-156; Writing-162; Math-150)
      Option C: Composite SAT scores (1170) with minimum Math-560; Reading plus Writing-580
      Option D: Composite ACT scores (24) with minimum Math –22; plus Reading-46
    • Copy of Dyslexia Certificate
    • Copy of SAT or ACT scores
    • 2 Sealed letters of recommendations from persons outside of the Department
    • 3 Copies of essay entitled, “Why I want to teach?”
    • Completed Application Form and Copy of Unofficial Transcript
  2. The Academic Advising period for the Department of Education will be held from Monday, March 13, 2018 to Friday, April 13th, 2018. Please visit the Department of Education (Room 304 Phenix Hall) to make an appointment to speak with an advisor about how to become certified to teach in the State of Virginia.