Bluefield University School of Education and Social Sciences graduates currently hold positions as teachers, building administrators, and central office personnel throughout Virginia, the surrounding states, and as far away as China.
Bluefield University 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 University 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 University School of Education and Social Sciences graduates also serve on the University’s Board of Trustees.
Graduate Schools Attended
Many graduates from the Bluefield University School of Education and Social Sciences are enrolled in or have successfully completed master’s degrees from various institutions, including Bluefield University, 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 and Liberty University. These students 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.
Education performance data can include a variety of different sources. These are just some of the ways that we evaluate the success of our alumni.
Bluefield University’s Teacher Education Program, which is designed to prepare competent, caring, and qualified teachers who are reflective practitioners, is awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from 10/24/2016-12/31/2023. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes. This accreditation certifies that Bluefield University’s Teacher Education Program has provided evidence that its program adheres to TEAC’s quality principles. All of Bluefield University’s initial-level licensure programs, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, were included as part of the last accreditation review. Those programs are: