WVU-P education program achieves accreditation - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

WVU-P education program achieves accreditation

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:38 GMT
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
  • Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:00:12 GMT
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.

PARKERSBURG, WV —The education program at West Virginia University at Parkersburg has received continuing accreditation status from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, school officials announced this week.

In a letter to WVU-P President Dr. Marie Foster Gnage, NCATE President James G. Cibulka stated, "This accreditation decision indicates that the unit and its programs meet rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community

WVU Parkersburg offers a bachelor of arts in elementary education. The program emphasizes the practical model, which focuses on the theoretical, development and technological aspects of the knowledge base that are prerequisites to the daily demands required to be a professional educator in a school environment.

 The program is based on the premise that the best place for future teachers to learn is in public school classrooms. For this reason, the field experiences component of the program requires students to begin working in classrooms from their first education course during the freshman year. As the student works through the coursework associated with the program, more and more time is spent in the public school.

WVU-P's education program has been in existence since 1991. Approximately 15 to 18 students graduate from the program each semester, and approximately 83 percent of graduates from the 2011-2012 academic year were reported to be employed within their field.