Shape and Construct the Future by Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders
WVU Parkersburg’s teacher preparation program emphasizes the practical model. The 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 program’s philosophical framework, Architects of the Future, prepares an educator who applies his/her skills and knowledge to shape and construct the future by educating tomorrow’s leaders…today’s children and youth. The framework is supported by six specific, yet interrelated components:
- Planning Skills
- Teaching Skills
- Interpersonal Skills
- Decision-Making Skills
- Professional Commitment
What teachers do today affects tomorrow!
Why WVU Parkersburg?
- Nationally Accredited (CAEP/NCATE)
- Solid Reputation
- Partnership Schools
- 21st Century Technology- Partnership Education Center(PEC)
- Qualified Faculty and Staff
- Kappa Delta Pi
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with six specializations:
- Early Education PreK-K
- General Math through Algebra I
- General Science 5-9
- English 5-9
- Social Studies 5-9
Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honorary society in education. Those eligible for initiation into the society are Education majors who have been admitted to the Professional Education program and who maintain a 3.0 grade point average. The WVU Parkersburg Sigma Omega Chapter holds initiations in both the fall and spring semesters.
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education qualifies students to be eligible to receive certification to teach in kindergarten through sixth grade classrooms in the state of West Virginia. Specialization endorsements are added on to the K-6 degree and qualify students to be certified to teach in the area of specialization.
With the increase in teacher retirements, teaching positions will become more prevalent especially in high need areas of Mathematics and Science.
Resources for Current Students
Teacher Education Handbook 2013-2014
Teacher Education Handbook 2014-2015
Teacher Education Handbook 2015-2016
Teacher Education Handbook 2016-2017
Teacher Education Handbook 2017-2018
Student Teacher Handbook 2015-2016
Student Teacher Handbook 2016-2017
Cooperating Teacher-Student Teacher Handbook 2015-2016
Cooperating Teacher-Student Teacher Handbook 2016-2017