In April 2012, the Teacher Education and Administration and Supervision programs within the School of Education and Human Resources became fully accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). These programs are already qualified as Approved Programs for licensure by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Education.
The Teacher Education Licensure program is comprised of thirteen courses of study at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Those thirteen courses of study include: elementary education, vocal/choral music education, instrumental music education, health and physical education, Spanish foreign language education, special education (general curriculum), reading specialist, English as a Second Language (ESL) education, and middle and/or secondary education in biology, chemistry, English, history/social studies, and mathematics.
Graduates of the Teacher Education program units know and understand not only the subject matter they are licensed to teach but also the current research about best educational practice and the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL). These graduates are able to demonstrate high levels of caring and teaching skills in their professional interactions with students, their families and colleagues in their schools.
Graduates of the Administration and Supervision Licensure program possess a thorough understanding of organizational theory and development, human resource management, school finance and law, instructional supervision, educational policy and politics and data analysis and interpretation to the degree required for licensure in Virginia.