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. 94% of 2015-16 program graduates who sought positions in education were employed in PreK-12 education settings and graduated with an average grade point average (GPA) of 3.53. 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.
From the Hill to homeless shelters, this semester’s WCSC scholars gain work experience and grow in communityOctober 21st, 2016
From brushing shoulders with congressmen and lobbyists to working with homeless people and at-risk youth, students spending the fall semester at the Washington Community Scholars’ Center bring home a range … read more
Digital media expert from George Mason University to speak on educational needs of diverse populationsOctober 21st, 2016
Professor Kevin Clark, founding director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, speaks Wednesday, Oct. 26, … read more
- October 19th, 2016
Harrisonburg City Public Schools has become a leader in Virginia for its approach to dual language learner education, says a new report from New America, a think tank and civic … read more