2023-2024 University Catalog (Under Review) 
    Jun 06, 2023  
2023-2024 University Catalog (Under Review)

Education Studies

(See “Students Preparing for Teaching ”)

Education Studies offers students the opportunity to work toward a teaching credential (specifically a Virginia teaching license) in elementary, middle, or secondary education. Licensure can be earned in the following endorsement areas:

Elementary Education:


Middle Education:

English; History and Social Sciences; Mathematics; Science

Secondary Education:

Biology; Chemistry; Chinese; Computer Science; Earth Science; English; French; German; History and Social Sciences; Instrumental and Vocal Music; Journalism; Latin; Mathematics; Physics; Spanish; Theater; Visual Arts

The requirements for each endorsement area are listed on the education studies website. EDUC 200 - Foundations of Education  is open to all students. Upper-level education courses are also open to all students who wish to teach in public or private schools or who have an interest in education but do not wish to earn licensure. Instructor consent is required for upper-level courses for students who have not completed EDUC 200 - Foundations of Education.

Education Studies Director: Haley W. Sigler

Core Faculty

First date is the year in which the faculty member began service as regular faculty at the University. Second date is the year of appointment to the present rank.

Timothy M. Diette, Ph.D.—(2004)-2019
Professor of Economics and Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic Analysis
Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Christopher Dobbins, Ed.D—(2015)-2021
Associate Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Activities
Ed.D. University of Georgia

Shane M. Lynch, D.M.A—(2009)-2021
Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities
D.M.A., University of Washington, Seattle

Eric Moffa, Ed.D.—(2016)-2019
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Ed.D., West Virginia University

Haley Sigler, Ph.D.—(2007)-2016
Associate Professor of Education
Ph.D., University of Virginia