West Virginia University at Parkersburg
CONTACT: Dr. Cindy Kelley, chair of Education Division, 304-424-8345.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s program for certification of middle school mathematics' teachers has received national recognition.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has notified college officials that WVU Parkersburg's mathematics certification to its Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education meets or exceeds all national standards to earn the NCTM recognition.
"What this means is that the curriculum for our mathematics
endorsement has been evaluated based on a series of standards and awarded
national recognition as a result," said Cindy Kelley, chair of the college's
WVU Parkersburg's baccalaureate program is accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the West Virginia Department of Education. The college earned initial NCATE accreditation in 1998 and will seek continuing accreditation this fall. The WVU Parkersburg education program is also recognized and approved by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). Program recognition by ACEI and NCTM is one step in the process of receiving continuing national accreditation through the NCATE.
Students can earn all coursework required for the multi-subject, Grades K-6, teaching degree at WVU Parkersburg. The program offers the option to combine specializations in English, Grades 5-9; General Math-Algebra 1; General Science, Grades 5-9, and Social Studies, Grades 5-9.
The mission of the Virginia-based NCTM is to be a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.
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