Professional Education Programs


The education programs at Virginia Wesleyan University are known for excellence in preparing classroom teachers. We believe that it takes the entire college to educate a teacher; therefore, our Comprehensive Liberal Studies Major with a Curricular Emphasis integrates the liberal arts program, the general studies requirements, and the professional education courses.

All education programs have been carefully designed to respond to the competencies detailed in the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel, Virginia Department of Education.

Candidates for teacher certification must earn a grade of C or better in all Professional Education courses prior to the student teaching semester. These are courses with an EDUC or SPED prefix plus INST 202, 203, and 482.

All students seeking teacher certification are required to take a speech and an English grammar course. The courses at VWU are Speech-COMM 222/COMM 325 and Teaching Writing and  Grammar-ENG 222. See the appropriate advising form for your certification area which lists all the required courses.