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Welcome to the Division of Education 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 20 content specializations.
The Division of Education prepares teachers in early childhood special education (grades PreK-K), elementary (grades K-6), or middle and/or secondary content specializations (grades 5-9, 5-adult, 9-adult, and PreK-Adult). The teacher education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and all content specializations are fully recognized by specialty professional associations including the 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 (NASTA), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the West Virginia Department of Education.
The faculty and staff in the Division of Education are dedicated to supporting teacher candidates achieve their goal to become dynamic, knowledgeable teacher for the 21st century. Our expert faculty have multiple years of teaching and leadership experience in the public 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 a “reflective, intentional practitioner”.
Our education coursework includes multiple opportunities for our teacher candidates to participate in clinical experiences working with P-12 teachers and students in the public schools 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 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 program at Concord University. We also invite you to visit us any time!