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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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When he accepted the inaugural "Outstanding Caregiver Award" at the fifth annual Patient Experience: Empathy & Innovation Summit in Cleveland, OH, it marked a milestone in Brandon Jones' career in healthcare. His journey began in Mercer County several years earlier, inspired by hi...
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The Teacher Education program of Bluefield State College draw a majority of its students from a region comprised of seven southern West Virginia counties, which may be described as a primarily rural, Appalachian highland area. This clearly defined service area makes possible a succinct role description for the teachers prepared by Bluefield State College.

Teacher Education graduates of Bluefield State College are prepared specifically to be managers of the learning environment for pupils coming from the various sociological, economic, and cultural backgrounds that characterize the population of this region. These graduates are competent to select and assemble appropriate learning resources and to assess students’ needs. They are trained to make good use of, and reflect upon, their knowledge of the physiological, intellectual, social, and emotional potentialities of students at various stages of development. Bluefield State College Teacher Education graduates are resourceful in devising and supervising learning activities which efficiently utilize the time and energy as well as effectively develop the skills and talents of students.

The goal of the Teacher Education programs at Bluefield State College is to place in the classroom qualified, competent, and effective teachers. The program must be flexible enough to encompass individual needs, changes in direction as dictated by new programs or emphasis areas, and exploration and experimentation.

The Teacher Education programs at Bluefield State College are derived from a model that can be described as the Cooperative Reflective Manager of the learning environment. The programs seek to enhance both the professional and the individual development of the prospective teacher in the following areas:

  1. Essential knowledge in cognitive areas.
    1. Understanding and appreciation of Western culture and its societal composition.
    2. Development of scholarship in one or more Teacher Education areas.
    3. Comprehension and appreciation of the particular regional characteristics of Southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia.
  2. Expertise and practical experience in the methods and techniques of teaching.
  3. Warmth, understanding, and empathy in all areas required for humanizing education.
    1. Insight and ability in working with both children and adults.
    2. Development of a positive self-concept.
  4. Readiness to assume an active role in the profession of teaching.
    1. Understanding the function of education and the role of a teacher in a democracy.
    2. The establishment of a sound and practical philosophy of education.
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