Roanoke College offers a four-year program designed to prepare teachers in kindergarten, elementary, and secondary education within the requirements for the bachelor’s degree and the sequence of courses within a student’s academic major. The program provides the opportunity to gain teacher licensure in Virginia and approximately 40 other states through approval granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia under its National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification and the Legislative Contract Reciprocal Certification Programs.
Students who pursue licensure in education (elementary or secondary) must major in an academic area other than education. (Students may not major in Business Administration.) Securing an education advisor (preferably in the first year) is required. Students desiring to teach must plan their schedules to include specific professional education courses. Requirements for student teaching are available from the department of Education. Deviation from the established program may necessitate Summer school or additional terms of attendance.