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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION UNIT MISSION
The professional education unit at West Virginia University at Parkersburg has as its mission the preparation of teachers who will meet the varying needs of public school children within modern society. This goal is in accordance with the general mission statement of the institution in that it strives to recognize and meet the needs of the service area.
In fulfilling this mission, the unit ensures that teacher candidates experience strong liberal arts and subject area training, obtain understanding of human development, develop awareness of professional and ethical responsibilities, have various opportunities to observe and take part in practical field experiences throughout the program and form an awareness of the multicultural forces that affect learning. It is in this manner that the program prepares teachers who will encourage academic and personal growth in their students and themselves.