Bluefield College 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 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 and Social Sciences graduates also serve on the College’s Board of Trustees.
Graduate Schools Attended
Many graduates from the Bluefield College School of Education and Social Sciences 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.
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.
Impact on P-12 Learning and Development, Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness, and Satisfaction of Employers
The School of Education and Social Sciences asks principals, who employ our graduates, to complete an evaluation of the graduate upon completion of their first year in the classroom. This evaluation consists of rating the graduates on a scale from 1- (Unsatisfactory) to 5- (Excellent) in the following areas: