Education

Elementary Education

The Elementary Education program at WVU Parkersburg prepares graduates to apply their skills and knowledge to shape the future by educating today’s youth. Students will gain hands-on experience as early as their freshman year observing and practicing teaching skills in a real school setting, thanks to our partnership with 22 schools in Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood counties.

Our Education program is designed so you may receive a teaching certification to teach all subjects in grades K-6. We also offer add-on endorsements that allow you to teach grades 5-9 in a specific content area. Specializations include:

• English
• General Math – Algebra I
• PreK – K
• Science
• Social Studies

WVU Parkersburg students are required to take licensing exams prior to student teaching so they will be ready for employment the moment they graduate. Not to mention, we are nationally accredited, meaning students will be able to teach throughout the United States upon graduation. Recent WVU Parkersburg graduates have secured full-time positions in Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina and even Alaska!

Bachelor

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education prepares students for teaching in the elementary classroom in grades kindergarten to sixth grade. Completion of the program of study provides eligibility to apply for certification in the state of West Virginia.

COURSE LISTING

What can I do with this degree?

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 components that you will master to create a classroom of your own:

Potential Careers

Elementary School Teacher

Middle School Teacher

Title One Reading Teacher

Title One Math Teacher

Tutor

Academic Coach

TUITION

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Additional course fees may apply and rates are subject to change.

WV & OH Residents

Per Credit Hour

$153 - $211

Per Semester

$1,836 - $2,532

Fall & Spring Semesters

$3,672 - $5,064

Non-Residents

Per Credit Hour

$341 - $364

Per Semester

$4,092 - $4,368

Fall & Spring Semesters

$8,184 - $8,736

High School Students

Per Credit Hour

$50

Per Semester

$600

Fall & Spring Semesters

$1,200

Dr. David Lancaster

Chairperson

Education Division

Room 1215D

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