Alumni recognition and performance data

Bluefield College School of Education graduates currently hold positions as teachers, building administrators, and central office personnel throughout Virginia, the surrounding states and as far away as China.

Bluefield College teacher education graduates have been recognized as outstanding teachers of the year and have received various awards, including Teacher of the Year Awards, Ashland Oil Teaching Awards, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, and Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Grant Awards. Bluefield College graduates have served in leadership positions, including Executive Secretary of the National Education Association, member of the Virginia State Board of Education, and as superintendents of school districts. Bluefield College School of Education graduates also serve on the College’s Board of Trustees.

Graduate Schools Attended

Many graduates from the Bluefield College School of Education are enrolled in or have successfully completed master’s degrees from various institutions, including Bluefield College, Virginia Tech, Radford University, University of Virginia, East Tennessee State University, Averett University, James Madison University, University of Alabama, and Concord University. Beyond that level, other students have achieved a doctoral degree from Virginia Tech. They have received master’s degrees in the areas of reading, guidance counseling, library science, educational psychology, curriculum and instruction, and leadership, as well as content areas.

BC School of Education Completers of Initial Preparation Programs
2009-2010 5
2010-2011 15
2011-2012 19
2012-2013 8
2013-2014 17
2014-2015 6
2015-2016 18
BC School of Education Pass Rates-Title II Summary Reports
2009-2010 *
2010-2011 100%
2011-2012 100%
2012-2013 *
2013-2014 100%
2014-2015 *
2015-2016 100%

*Title II Summary Reports are not available for years with fewer than 10 program completers.

BC School of Education Job Placements Rates
2009-2010 80%
2010-2011 87%
2011-2012 89%
2012-2013 75%
2013-2014 88%
2014-2015 100%
2015-2016 72%

*Based on the number of program completers who are currently teaching.