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Elementary Education/MDS

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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.

Career Profile

Employment of kindergarten, elementary, and secondary 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 is distributed geographically, much the same as population.

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.

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