WVU Parkersburg elementary education program earns high accreditation marks

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s elementary education program has received national recognition status using the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) standards.

Participating in the ACEI process validates WVU Parkersburg’s Bachelor of Arts in elementary education is maintaining a quality program.

“We are very excited that our program has received national recognition status,” said Dr. David Lancaster, education division chair at WVU Parkersburg. “We are committed to our bachelor degree program in elementary education and providing high quality education to our students.”

The college has offered its bachelor’s degree in elementary education since 1990 and has more than 800 graduates. The program is based on the premise that the best place for pre-service teachers to learn about teaching is in classrooms. For this reason, the field experience component of the program requires students to begin working in classrooms beginning with their first education course in their freshman year. WVU Parkersburg maintains partnerships in six surrounding counties that include Wood, Wirt, Pleasants, Jackson, Roane, and Ritchie County schools.

Visit www.wvup.edu to learn more about the education programs offered at WVU Parkersburg. Open registration for the summer and fall 2017 academic terms begins April 10.

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