The primary purpose in elementary (early/middle) education is to provide increased knowledge, skill and competence in working with children in the elementary (early/middle) school setting. The graduate elementary teacher education program has three major areas of emphasis: general education, subject area/grade level curriculum and methods, and electives.
Sample Course Schedules
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Freshman YearEDUC 100 Education Colloquium WVUE 191 First Year Seminar HIST 152 Growth of the American Nation to 1865 GEOG 102 World Regions ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric
Senior YearEDUC 410 Practicum 3/Technology Application SPED 460 Differential Elementary Instruction EDUC 461 Promoting Literacy Connections EDUC 430 Mathematics Methods for Elementary Teachers EDUC 414 Promoting Creative Expression in Elementary Classrooms
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
WVU is fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and by the West Virginia State Department of Education.