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The mission of Teacher Education at Washington and Lee is to prepare students to become teachers who are intelligent, compassionate, honorable, and dynamic leaders in their classrooms, schools, and communities. However, in addition to a path to Teacher Certification, we offer numerous opportunities for students to familiarize themselves with the field of education.
We look forward to working with all students interested in exploring education. Please contact us with your questions.
- Rockbridge County Universities Form Teacher Education Consortium
Washington and Lee and Southern Virginia University have partnered to form the Rockbridge Teacher Education Consortium (RTEC), the first new teacher education program to be approved by the State Board of Education in almost a quarter of a century.
- W&L Teacher Education Students Create Literacy Kits for Pre-kindergartners
Some children preparing to enter kindergarten at Central Elementary School in Lexington, Va., have received a helping hand from teacher education students at Washington and Lee University.
- Grant Benefits Owls, Bees, Squirrels–and Local Schoolchildren
Washington and Lee's Teacher Education program is teaming up with Boxerwood Nature Center on a program to benefit local schools.
- Verizon Grant to W&L Will Help Local Teachers Introduce Technology in Classrooms
Rockbridge area K-12 teachers will be among those who benefit from a $20,000 grant to Washington and Lee University from the Verizon Foundation through a program of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC).
- W&L Hosts Summer Institute for Local Science Teachers
For children across Rockbridge County, school is still out for the summer. For their teachers, however, it's back to the classroom. During July, eight Rockbridge County teachers were the pupils as they worked with Washington and Lee University faculty to strengthen how they teach science. As part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant (HHMI), [...]