Teacher Education Program
"Teachers lead - leaders teach"
The VMI Teacher Education Program is part of the Rockbridge Teacher Education Consortium (RTEC) which is designed to provide highly trained, licensed teachers. The consortium is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council and is comprised of VMI, Washington and Lee University, and Southern Virginia University.*
Through the consortium, cadets may complete the courses they need to: 1) obtain licensure in the state of Virginia, 2) work toward licensure in another state, or 3) gain credentials for teaching in private secondary schools.
Contact: LTC Elaine Humphrey
Director of Teacher Education
202 Carroll Hall
firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-464-7602
Cadets who wish to be admitted to the teacher education program must meet and maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Those cadets who do not meet the cumulative 2.5 standard by the end of their fourth class year, may be admitted conditionally by the Director of Teacher Education; they must, however, achieve a 2.5 cumulative GPA by the end of the first semester of their second class year in order to continue in the program.
Those cadets pursuing licensure in Virginia must also meet the following:
Graduation from VMI in an appropriate major discipline
Successful completion of all teacher certification courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
Completion of 12 semester hours of student teaching. This requires full-time teaching for one semester under the supervision of a master teacher in the public schools. Because of the course demands of most VMI majors, this requirement may need to be completed after graduation from VMI through the Adult Degree Program at Mary Baldwin College or as a student at Washington and Lee University for the semester of student teaching at a reduced tuition rate.
In some cases, completion of the State Licensure Examination
Requirements for Certification in Virginia
- Graduation from VMI in one of the major disciplines
- Successful completion of all teacher education courses with a 3.0 GPA.
- Completion of 12 Semester Hours of Student Teaching. This requires full-time teaching for one semester under the supervision of a Master Teacher in the public schools.
- Taking and passing the State Licensure Examination
*Rockbridge Teacher Education Consortium, submitted by Washington and Lee University, which is designed to prepare teachers who are intelligent, compassionate, honorable, and dynamic educational leaders, is granted Initial accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from June 11, 2012 - June 11, 2017.