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Welcome to the Education Division. We have a variety of certificates and degree options as diverse as our personnel. Between our twenty faculty members and three support personnel, someone is always available to welcome you and answer any questions you may have regarding our division’s programs and courses.

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Degree program emphasizes the practical model. This model focuses on the theoretical, development, and technological aspects of the knowledge base that are prerequisites to the daily demands required to be a professional educator in a school environment.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Development Degree is part of a career ladder program that begins with a Certificate in Child Development and is continued with an Associates of Applied Science in Child Development.

Dr. David Lancaster
Education Division Chair

Why WVU Parkersburg?

WVU Parkersburg’s Education Program is based on the premise that the best place for preservice teachers to learn about teaching is in public school classrooms.  For this reason, the field experiences component of the program requires preservice teachers to begin working in classrooms from their first education course during the freshman year.  As the student works through the coursework associated with the program, more and more time is spent in the public school.

Programs of Study

Degree Certificates

Certificate in Child Development
Paraprofessional Studies PreK-12 Certificate

Associate’s Degrees

Associate of Applied Science in Child Development

Bachelor’s Degrees
Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Development
Bachelor Of Arts in Elementary Education K-6 Multi-Subjects
Add-on endorsements in:

  • Science 5-9
  • Social Studies 5-9
  • English 5-9
  • Math 5-Algebra I
  • Pre-K – K

Faculty & Staff Directory

WVU Parkersburg’s professional education unit is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Education News
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