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"...undergraduate and graduate degree programs and multiple content specializations"

Welcome to the Division of Education website at Concord University. Concord University has a proud tradition of preparing outstanding teachers since it was founded as a Normal School in 1872. Today, Concord’s teacher education program includes both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and multiple content specializations.

The Division of Education prepares teachers in early childhood special education (grades PreK-K), elementary (grades K-6), middle (grades 5-9), and/or secondary content specializations (grades 5-adult, 9-adult, and PreK-Adult). Concord University's Teacher Education Programs are accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System, for a period of six years, from 2014 through 2020. Concord University will seek accreditation under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards in spring 2020. Formed in 2013, CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation, and administers NCATE accreditation. All content specializations are recognized by specialty professional associations including the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), American Association of Health Education (AAHE), International Reading Association (IRA), Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the West Virginia Board of Education.

"Our expert faculty have multiple years of teaching and leadership experience in the P-12 schools."

The faculty and staff in the Division of Education are dedicated to helping teacher candidates become competent, intentional, reflective, culturally-responsive, leading, and empathic teachers for 21st century schools . Our expert faculty have multiple years of teaching and leadership experience in the P-12 schools. Faculty teach a variety of classes from foundations of education to clinical applications such as student teaching. Both faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students achieve their personal and professional goals as “21st Century Professionals”.

Our education coursework includes multiple opportunities for candidates to participate in field and clinical experiences working with P-12 teachers and students that typically begins early in the sophomore year and culminates in a semester-long student teaching experience. Graduates of Concord’s education program are eligible for licensure in West Virginia and in other states through reciprocal agreements. Our distinguished alumni have been the recipients of the prestigious Milken Educator Award and recognized by local counties and states as Teachers of the Year.

We hope to “CU Teach” and encourage you to explore our website to learn more about the teacher education programs at Concord University. We also invite you to visit us on the “Campus Beautiful” any time.

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