Become a Teacher at EMU
At EMU we prepare future teachers who teach boldly in a changing world through an ethic of care and critical reflection. For these students, teaching is a calling, an act of service to the world.
Two key characteristics of our teacher education program are: sending future teachers into classrooms early, and reflective practice, which is woven into all education courses at EMU.
Our teacher education program has carried the highest national accreditation standards in the nation for more than 40 years. EMU is one of only five private colleges in Virginia to be NCATE-certified.
Employers know EMU teacher education graduates come from a high-quality program. 93% of 2014-15 program graduates who sought positions in education were employed in PreK-12 education settings and graduated with an average grade point average (GPA) of 3.55. 100% of program graduates pass the state licensure exams.
Professors attribute this success to the many various field experiences students have throughout the program; by the fifth week of classes, EMU teacher education students are in the field observing and putting their lessons into practice in classrooms. And EMU’s lab school, the Early Learning Center, also allows every early education (PreK-3) major to work “in the field” with community preschoolers.
- August 16th, 2016
David Hooley, from First Mennonite Church in Bluffton, Ohio, knew education was important, but not until he taught in Kenya did he really see the impact of his work. He … read more
Interdisciplinary conference on women of Anabaptist traditions, slated for June 2017, announces call for proposalsAugust 4th, 2016
Scholars, activists, students and literary, performing and visual artists alike are invited to submit proposals for consideration to “Crossing the Line: Women of Anabaptist Traditions Encounter Borders and Boundaries,” a … read more
Restorative Justice in Education Academy draws educators from six states for introduction into creating socially just, equitable learning environmentsJuly 12th, 2016
Jonathan Stith invoked civil rights leader Ella Baker in his keynote address at Eastern Mennonite University’s Restorative Justice in Education Academy last week. Stith, who is national coordinator at the … read more