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Graduate Teacher Education

Graduate Teacher Education Program


Webinar: Fostering Inclusion and Language Development through Bilingual Peer Conversation Groups

Join us November 3 for Webinar Wednesday with David H. Shenk,  as he discusses his experience leading a bilingual peer conversation group with Latinx adolescent newcomers and native English speakers.

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Why EMU?

As a caring teacher you are the first responder to trauma, disciplinary issues, and student support. Our experienced professors and collaborative classroom environment can enhance your skills to respond effectively to your students and build relationships that enhance learning. 

At EMU we specialize in restorative justice and trauma-informed practices. Consider one of our courses to learn and reflect on your teaching practice and classroom experiences.

Given the tremendous sociological changes in our modern world, teachers are now social change agents, collaborating within the home and community to address issues like literacy and diversity. It’s both the social and ethical responsibility of today’s teacher to make a difference in the classroom, and we’re ready to help!

Our teacher education programs have carried the highest national accreditation standards in the nation for more than 45 years. EMU's undergraduate teacher education programs, graduate initial licensure TESL program, graduate Reading Specialist program in Virginia, and graduate school counseling program are accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

We are not currently accepting new enrollment into our Reading Specialist or school counseling programs in Harrisonburg until further notice. If you have interest in pursuing Reading Specialist or school counseling licensure, please contact or call 540-432-4027.

Our programs

We offer concentrations, graduate certificates, add-on endorsements and/or initial licensure in the following programs:

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