Teacher Education Program
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA Wise) Teacher Education Program (TEP) is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) and is approved by the Virginia Department of Education to offer programs that lead to initial teaching endorsements.
Candidates pursuing programs leading to an initial teacher license at either the elementary or secondary level must complete the appropriate curriculum for teacher education, including the general education requirements, requirements for one of the majors offered by the College, specific teaching endorsement requirements, professional studies requirements, and the teaching internship (student teaching).
Candidates planning to teach at the PK–6 level or special education must complete a major in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Those who possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and wish to become eligible for an initial teacher license must complete all requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students who do not meet all requirements of the State Approved Program at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, including a teaching internship, will fall under the alternate route guidelines of the Virginia Department of Education and additional coursework may be required when seeking licensure.