what alumni say

EMU teacher education graduate Camila Pandolfi

The value of reflective practice becomes so real when interacting with students on a daily basis. The teacher education program at EMU instilled the importance of teaching reflectively through the ability to evaluate and examine the decisions I make in my classroom.

-Camila Pandolfi, EMU grad and teacher for Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Programs of Study and Licensure

In Virginia, teacher education students in PreK-3, PreK-6, and special education licensure programs/endorsements get a liberal arts degree with licensure in PreK-3, PreK-6 or SpEd.

In secondary education licensure programs (6-12 and all grade PreK-12), students get a degree in a content area (biology, chemistry, English, math, etc.) with licensure in 6-12 or PreK-12.

Learn more about the licensure procedure. or download our course catalog (PDF)

Program areas

Early/Primary Education (PreK-3) and Elementary Education (PreK-6)

Special Education (K-12): General Curriculum K-12

Secondary Education (6-12)

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • English
  • History and social science
  • Mathematics

All-Grade Education (PreK-12)

  • Art
  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • Health and physical education
  • Foreign language: Spanish
  • Music
  • Theater arts

Add-on endorsements

These areas of study may be selected along with any of the above listed programs:

  • Journalism