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Office of Teacher Preparation

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.

– William Arthur Ward

Changing a life forever is the daily work of a teacher. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping you become the best you can. With faculty from 12 departments to help prepare you, and a field partnership with award-winning Newport News Public Schools, graduates of Christopher Newport’s teacher preparation program are among the finest in Virginia.

Top Master's In Education ranks Christopher Newport's graduate program in elementary education at No. 5 in the nation.

Schools seek teachers who exhibit content knowledge in addition to solid teaching skills. Through our program you will meet that challenge head-on, combining your undergraduate degree in the liberal arts or sciences with teacher training.

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits Christopher Newport University. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.

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