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administrative contact

Connie D. Miranov
Program Assistant
College of Education and Human Services
Connie.Miranov@mail.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-3221
fax: 304-293-3802

program contact

Matt Anderson
matthew.anderson@mail.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-2302
fax: 304-293-3802

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.

Career Profile

Overall employment of school teachers is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations. Projected employment growth varies among individual teaching occupations. Job openings for all teachers are expected to increase as many teachers reach retirement age. Employment of special education teachers is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations due to legislation emphasizing training and employment for individuals with disabilities; technological advances resulting in more survivors of accidents and illnesses; and growing public interest in individuals with special needs. Employment is distributed geographically with population shifts.

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Personal Statement
  • Test Requirements: GRE

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.

Apply Now

Prospective students should apply online at:
https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=wvugrad.

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: April 30
  • Spring Deadline: November 1

Accreditation

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

WVU is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and by the West Virginia State Department of Education.