Transfer Program

Are you thinking about transferring to Virginia Wesleyan University?

You have made a good choice. We have developed many ways to facilitate the transition for the transfer student into Virginia Wesleyan University and the Teacher Education Program. Financial aid packages are available. Please call the Center for Enrollment Services at 757.455.3208 and ask to speak with a transfer admissions counselor.

The Teacher Education Program at Virginia Wesleyan University is known for excellence in preparing classroom teachers. We offer undergraduate programs leading to eligibility for teacher licensure in the following areas:

  • Elementary Education preK-6
  • Special Education: General Curriculum K-12

We offer 5th-year graduate programs leading to eligibility for teacher licensure in the following areas:

  • Secondary Education 6-12 (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, and History and Social Science)
  • PreK-12 Certification
    • Visual Arts
    • Foreign Languages (French, Spanish, German, or Latin)
    • Music Education vocal/choral
    • Theatre Arts

Transfer Guide

The VWU Transfer Guide provides basic guidelines for acceptable courses that can be transferred to Virginia Wesleyan University.

Receiving credit for course work

Transfer credits are evaluated by the Registrar's Office. The Director of the Education Program will evaluate those courses that may be transferred into education programs.

Transfer credits and waivers may require:

  • a formal request by the student;
  • course descriptions and syllabi from the institution of higher learning;
  • an official college transcript; and 
  • course grades of C or higher.

Receiving credit for life experiences

The Director of the Education Program will review any previous teaching experience. Such experience may allow for an abbreviated practicum or pre-service teaching placement.

Credit for life experiences may require:

  • a formal request by the student;
  • written letters of recommendation;
  • copies of contracts for such teaching experiences; and
  • other written proof of participation in appropriate classroom settings.