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8 Keys to Veterans’ Success BSC Affirms Support for “Principles of Excellence” to Assist Military Veterans’ Pursuit of College Degrees

Brian A. Delp  
School of Nursing & Allied Health   The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Programs offered include: baccalaureate and associate degrees in nursing, baccalaureate in radiologic sciences, and the associate degree in radiologic technology.


 
The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business The School of Business at Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs. Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration program must complete the requirements of two specializations chosen from: accounting, management, marketing, or computer science.


 
School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

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.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

School of Arts & Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences offers courses in art, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, English, French, geography, geology, history, humanities, journalism, mathematics, music, natural science, physical science, physics, political science, psychology, social science, sociology, Spanish, and speech.


Bluefield State College Bluefield State College was established as a black teachers college by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1895 and was integrated after 1954. By the 1960's the College had a comprehensive four-year program of teacher education, arts and sciences, and engineering technology. Gradually a variety of two-year technical programs evolved in response to local needs.

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August 28 2014

(Bluefield)— Bluefield State College recently became West Virginia’s first four-year public higher institution to affirm the U.S. Department of Education’s “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success.”  The “8 Keys” focus on educational success as a priority for our nation’s military veterans and, according to the...
August 25 2014

(Bluefield)— A year after graduating from Bluefield State College, Evan Garcia is preparing to fly to South Korea and fulfill a dream that BSC faculty helped him identify and pursue.Garcia, a resident of Bluefield, VA, will teach English as a Second Language (ESL). "I attended Bluefield State f...
August 11 2014

(Bluefield)—Six Bluefield State College students displayed and discussed their biomedical research recently during the 2014 WV-IDeA Network Biomedical Research Excellence Symposium, in Morgantown, July 27-28. BSC students Sasha Richmond, Jeff Johnson, Chelsea Brown, Shane Musick, Kaitlyn Thompson, J...
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Bluefield State College operates on a block system for scheduling student teaching. A semester is reserved for the student in which he/she will schedule a block of professional education. The class week is viewed as 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, meaning that students may be required to attend seminars and workshops during the day, the evening, or weekends during the student teaching experience. The first part of the semester will be devoted to classes on the Bluefield campus. A minimum of 12 weeks during the last part of the semester will be devoted to full-time student teaching in the public schools. Students wishing to pursue more than two content specializations may be required to spend an additional period of time in full-time student teaching.

For admission to the professional semester, the student must:

  1. File the appropriate application with the Director of Teacher Education early in the semester prior to the one in which student teaching is to be done.
  2. Have completed all General Studies requirements.
  3.  Have completed all of the pre-requisite Professional Education courses.
  4. Have completed all required courses in their teaching specialization. Exceptions will be considered if the student lacks only one course in each specialization.
  5. Have earned an overall grade point average of 2.75, or better.
  6. Have completed a minimum of 96 semester credit hours.
  7. Be interviewed by faculty to review status and pre-plan student teaching placement before completing registration for the professional semester.

Upon successful completion of the professional semester, and all program requirements, which include taking the required Praxis II exams prior to graduation (Elementary Education Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Principles of Learning and Teaching, and Middle School English, Science, Social Studies or Mathematics) and submission of the Student Teaching Portfolio, the student may apply for certification through the Director of Teacher Education. Certification is granted by the West Virginia Department of Education upon passing the Praxis I (pre-professional skills tests), Praxis II in the chosen teaching field(s), maintaining at least an overall 2.75 grade point average, and successfully completing student teaching in each programmatic level for which certification is sought (ex. K-6, 5-9).

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