Teacher Preparation Program

The teacher preparation program at Sweet Briar College is accredited by the Virginia Department of Education. The educational programs (licensure areas) are approved by the Virginia Board of Education. Students who completed our course of study have met all the Commonwealth’s education requirements for initial licensure to teach in Virginia’s elementary or secondary schools. In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA), the Education Department complies with all Title II reporting requirements to the Virginia Department of Education.

During the 2010-11 academic session, thirty-two students were enrolled in the teacher education program. The number of initial teacher certification program completers for 2010-11 was six.

All students who completed the teacher preparation program at Sweet Briar College passed required standardized exams as prescribed by the Commonwealth of Virginia (PRAXIS I, PRAXIS II, VCLA and RVE (for elementary candidates)). All MAT students passed the examinations (100% pass rate).

For more information on Sweet Briar’s Education Program, including stories of success, program requirements, licensure tracks and add-on endorsements, and the application process, please see the Program’s website at: http://sbc.edu/education.