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.
- August 2nd, 2017
After losing her husband and Teamwork Ministries co-founder in 2015, Regina Chacha ’85 continues to carry the baton in Ntagacha, Tanzania, by educating and providing medical care to the poor … read more
New ways of working, teaching and interacting come with graduate certificate in restorative justice in educationAugust 2nd, 2017
Why learn more about restorative justice in education? How will it change your perspective on your work, your educational community and even your personal life? Read on to hear reflections … read more
- July 27th, 2017
Navigating spiritual and personal growth, pastoral roles, early mornings, late nights, and much more, four Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students are spending 11 weeks this summer exploring the ministry profession … read more