College of Applied Human Sciences: School of Education
Elementary Education, BA
The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education prepares students to earn a teaching certification in multi-subjects, grades K-6 upon graduation in addition to their degree.
We value the learning that happens not only in WVU classrooms, but also in the application of these lessons in the field. Students graduate with over 1,000 hours of practice and experience teaching in local schools alongside experienced mentors.
Our program also allows the space for students to find their individual areas of interest, for which many pursue a master's degree. They can begin working as a classroom teacher after graduation and go on to earn graduate degrees (many graduate degrees are offered online).
In addition to emphasizing experience in local schools, we are committed to high standards at the state and national levels. Our faculty work with the national accreditation standards and contribute to the profession at university, state and national levels. This work involves exploration of technology, diversity, global initiatives and culturally responsive teaching, facilitated by faculty who are leaders in research, teaching and service.