Cathy Smeltzer Erb
Specialties: emotions of teaching, beginning teacher development, self-care and renewal of teachers, equitable instruction
Teaches Courses Like: Exploring Teaching; Methods of Teaching and Curriculum
Get in the classroom your first semester! Alexa Weeks '18 got valuable student teaching experience in the Harrisonburg school system. She now teaches 3rd grade at a local elementary school.
Colton Frey '18 was a volleyball player and education major. He now teaches 2nd grade at Stone Spring Elementary in Harrisonburg.
Janae Kauffman's student teaching in Rockingham County Schools helped propel her to a position teaching 7th grade math at a local school.
Change the world, become a teacher!
At EMU you can prepare to be the very best educator. You will be in a K-12 classroom in the first five weeks of class, getting hands-on experiences and learning to teach right from the start of your program. You will learn to become a reflective educator, asking yourself "How can I engage my students more effectively? How can I make this lesson better?" At the end of your program you will be a highly sought-after educator, ready to begin your teaching career!
Invitation for Third Party Comments
The Teacher Education program at Eastern Mennonite University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on November 15-17, 2020. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).
We invite you to submit written testimony to:
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to: email@example.com
Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:
Correspondence, which must be received by CAEP no later than six (6) weeks prior to the site visit, will be submitted to Eastern Mennonite University for response via CAEP’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS).
A teaching endorsement in Journalism may be pursued along with any of the above listed programs.