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Virginia Wesleyan College is an undergraduate liberal-arts college that is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the Virginia Department of Education for licensure of school personnel. We offer a comprehensive teacher preparation program with licensure in 12 endorsement areas. The Virginia Collegiate Professional License is a five-year, renewable license. Virginia is a member of The NASDTEC Interstate Contract.

ยป For a list of states with reciprocity for teachers go to http://www.nasdtec.net/?page=Interstate

We have approximately 130 students who take courses in the Education Department each semester. About 30 students participate in student teaching from September to June. In October, 1998, the U.S. Congress amended the Higher Education Act and addressed the issue of accountability for teacher preparation programs. To that end, the federal government requires that colleges share the results of tests each year for those students who have completed the teacher preparation program.

Each prospective teacher is provided with supervised early field experiences and extensive mentoring and supervision. We have a 4 to 1 student teacher to supervisor ratio. The student teaching experience is reflective and builds on teacher competency, confidence and efficacy. We work closely with area school administrators to ensure that our student teachers are placed with the best teachers available. Our students finish our teacher preparation programs knowing that they will make a difference in the classrooms of the twenty-first century. Our expectations are high: Together we can be the BEST! Join us in making a difference in the life of a child.

Teacher Direct

TeacherDirect is designed to establish a direct line of communication with classroom teachers and educators. The goal of TeacherDirect is to provide a way to share new instructional resources created by VDOE staff as well as make teachers aware of professional development and grant opportunities, and other information of special interest to teachers and their students. TeacherDirect is designed to establish a direct line of communication with classroom teachers and educators. The goal of TeacherDirect is to provide a way to share new instructional resources created by VDOE staff as well as make teachers aware of professional development and grant opportunities, and other information of special interest to teachers and their students.

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