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Elementary Education

administrative contact

Lisa Barnette
Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies
phone: 304-293-2282

program contact

John E. Stalling, Jr
College of Education and Human Services
phone: 304-293-6762
fax: 304-293-5624

Program Details

Program Description

The primary purpose in elementary (early /middle) education is to provide increased knowledge, skill, and competence in working with children in the elementary (early/middle) school setting. The graduate elementary teacher education program has three major areas of emphasis: general education, subject area/grade level curriculum and methods, and electives.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

WVU is fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and by the West Virginia State Department of Education.