Preparing Competent, Compassionate, Collaborative and Committed Leaders
Since 1970, the School of Education has provided the leadership, coordination, and evaluation of all teacher education programs at the University. The School of Education's central purpose is to provide pre-service and in-service educational programs to prospective teachers, in-service teachers, administrators and other professionals engaged in educational activities in other agencies. The School of Education offers courses of instruction through its three departments: Early Childhood/Elementary and Special Education; Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science; and Secondary Education and School Leadership.
The School of Education houses centers and laboratories to enhance professional development and student learning. They are the Praxis Laboratory, the H. H. Bozeman Integrated Media Resource Center, the Instructional Computer Laboratory, the Center for Professional Development, the Child Development Lab, and the Exercise Science Study Center. All School of Education Programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Education and accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).