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West Virginia State University began offering a four-year teacher education program as early as 1911. The College has the distinction of having the longest continuing accreditation in the State of West Virginia by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
 
Moreover, the teacher preparation program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as well as the West Virginia Department of Education.
 
The Department of Education at WVSU aims to nurture candidates to become exemplary teachers who are grounded in the knowledge base, who have a repertoire of skills for instruction, and who have the belief that every student, regardless of background or prognosis, has the potential for success.
 
Changes in society always influence the educative process. This quality program is reflective, systematic, and built upon strong, complementary sequences of classroom studies, practical experiences, and documented research from which candidates gain academic, professional, and personal knowledge. Graduates of the program must firmly believe that all public school students can learn.
 
This program requires candidates to demonstrate that (1) They are focused on public school student achievement and success. (2) They are role models for public school students. (3) They have the potential to be a member of the teaching profession.
 
Candidates must demonstrate these three dispositions throughout the program that requires the completion of a rigorous academic content specialization, combined with a complementary sequence of related general education courses, and a professional sequence of education courses that contain 800 clock hours of field placements and student teaching.
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