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.
- February 24th, 2017
“I like to share my culture. I like to share everything, especially music, so they [listeners] can learn something about us,” said Rashed Alkaabi, an Intensive English Program student at … read more
Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir celebrates 25 years with weekend alumni gatherings and three concertsFebruary 24th, 2017
Once memorized, always memorized—Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) alumnus Riley Maas says she often finds herself humming or singing music learned years before. “The music of SVCC will always be … read more
- February 16th, 2017
Participants at Eastern Mennonite University’s second annual Town Hall on Race at Eastern Mennonite University Feb. 9 asked for more awareness about the role of race in relationship-building and interactive … read more