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.
- May 22nd, 2017
Ten graduating seniors were honored as Cords of Distinction recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 29, 2017 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated … read more
Restorative Justice in Education Academy in Harrisonburg and Lancaster offer rich learning experiences to educatorsMay 12th, 2017
This summer, the Master of Arts in Education program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) offers the Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) Academy in Harrisonburg, Va., and Lancaster, Pa. A pioneer … read more
- April 29th, 2017
Ten graduating seniors were honored as Cords of Distinction recipients in a ceremony Saturday afternoon, April 29, 2017 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the … read more