School of Education
The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early/Middle Education. The program prepares graduates to teach at the Elementary (K-6) grade level and/or the Middle School (5-9) grade level in one of four required areas of specialization: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.
As a foundation for high quality professional work, prospective teachers are provided with a well-rounded general education in the humanities, and in the social and natural sciences. The professional education courses provided by the Department of Professional Education are directed toward the mastery of skills and dispositions that are needed by teachers in the public schools.
The administrative unit charged with primary responsibility for acting on and being accountable for all matters relating to the Teacher Education program is the Educational Personnel Preparation Advisory Committee (EPPAC). The Committee provides the means for faculty from the Department of Professional Education and from the academic divisions and departments directly involved in teacher preparation to participate, along with Bluefield State College students and representatives from the public schools, in the formulation and implementation of Teacher Education policies and practices.