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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Teacher Education

Program Offerings

Academic Division: College

Degrees Offered:

Academic Programs: Teacher Education

Course Offerings:

Example Career Outcomes

  • Graduate School
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education

The mission of Teacher Education at Washington and Lee is to prepare students to become teachers who are intelligent, compassionate, honorable, and dynamic leaders in their classrooms, schools, and communities. However, in addition to a path to Teacher Certification, we offer numerous opportunities for students to familiarize themselves with the field of education.

Program Highlights

  • The Teacher Education program offers students the opportunity to work toward a teaching credential (specifically a Virginia teaching license) in elementary, middle-school, or secondary education.
  • Licensure can be earned in Elementary Education (Pre-Kindergarten to 3, Pre-Kindergarten to 6), Middle Education (English, History and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science) and Secondary Education (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, English, French, German, History and Social Sciences, Journalism, Instrumental Music, Latin, Mathematics, Spanish, Theater, Visual Arts)
  • In most cases, students who meet the requirements for a Virginia license will receive initial licensure to teach in all other states through reciprocal agreements among State Directors of Teacher Education and Licensure.
  • The Teacher Education program offers professional studies courses for licensure as well as practicum fieldwork. Additional opportunities exist through directed individual study.
  • Opportunities exist for varied field experiences in the local area.
  • The program awards the Sarah G. Ball Teaching Award to a graduating senior who is committed to teach in a school which serves a community of learners with diverse needs. The recipient of the award receives recognition in the graduation program and a salary supplement for the first year of teaching, renewable for the second year.