Become a Teacher at EMU
At EMU we prepare future teachers who teach boldly in a changing world through an ethic of care and critical reflection. For these students, teaching is a calling, an act of service to the world.
Two key characteristics of our teacher education program are: sending future teachers into classrooms early, and reflective practice, which is woven into all education courses at EMU.
Our teacher education program has carried the highest national accreditation standards in the nation for more than 40 years. EMU is one of only five private colleges in Virginia to be NCATE-certified.
Employers know EMU teacher education graduates come from a high-quality program. 94% of 2015-16 program graduates who sought positions in education were employed in PreK-12 education settings and graduated with an average grade point average (GPA) of 3.53. 100% of program graduates pass the state licensure exams.
Professors attribute this success to the many various field experiences students have throughout the program; by the fifth week of classes, EMU teacher education students are in the field observing and putting their lessons into practice in classrooms. And EMU’s lab school, the Early Learning Center, also allows every early education (PreK-3) major to work “in the field” with community preschoolers.
Educators learn how restorative justice can shift discipline from punishment to transformation at two-day ‘academy’July 12th, 2017
What makes Avery Trinh’s endorsement of restorative justice in education special is that he’s not an administrator or a teacher. He’s a rising senior at Wilde Lake High School in … read more
- July 6th, 2017
With love in action as the guiding theme of the 2017 Mennonite Church USA annual convention, several Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary faculty and staff are sharing their … read more
Illustrator’s first book features friendship between young refugees and their adaptation to a new lifeJune 27th, 2017
Aila and Maryam, two young Iraqi girls, are best friends but separated when Aila’s father decides to take his family to America. This situation, all too real today, is the … read more