College of Education & Music at AB

The College of Education and Music is deeply committed to the Mission of the University in “providing our majors with the highest quality education, striving to prepare them to succeed in their chosen disciplines and to fulfill their roles in a diverse society as well-rounded and responsible citizens.”

Our College does that through real-life educational field experiences and interaction with children in classroom settings. Technology for tomorrow is integrated throughout the curriculum. And our students are actively involved in University community as they participate in Battler sports, musical groups, Greek organizations, and more! Furthering the University’s Mission, our focus is that teaching is more than books and learning, it is a “CALLING” to a profession of dedicated individuals who understand the ever-changing demands, challenges and opportunities facing today’s youth. Many times we are called not only to be a teacher, but a mentor to our own future. We see the future baker, doctor, lawyer, coal miner, and so many more future productive members of our society.

Our majors actively engage in literacy programs that benefit school-age students as well as whole communities. We challenge our students to seek quality performance opportunities in a caring community. The College promotes programs such as Shape America to foster healthy lifestyles among school-age students along with an interest in lifetime fitness for everyone. Our College charge is to prepare our students to meet and provide for tomorrow’s students in more ways than just academics; we often become the emotional, physical, and moral guide in their lives.

Why Education & Music at AB?

  • The College of Education and Music has an excellent record for placing our students in their respective field after graduation.
  • The College offers four majors to students: Elementary Education K-6, Secondary Education 5-Adult Math and Social Studies, Physical Education Pre K-Adult and Music Education Pre K-Adult.
  • The College also offers endorsements in: Special Education K-6, 5-Adult, Middle School 5-9 Math and Social Studies, and Health in conjunction with Physical Education.
  • Closely associated with the College of Education is the opportunity for an Associate Degree as well as a minor in Education.
  • Students majoring in Education can also take advantage of the opportunity to minor in Athletic Coaching.
  • Education majors participate in activities sponsored by the West Virginia Educators Association and American Federation of Teachers.
  • Members of the highly acclaimed West Virginians perform state-wide at various conventions, athletic events, churches and high schools.
  • Students take part in activities sponsored by the College Student Education Association.
  • All College faculty have public education classroom teaching experience, are respected instructors, and are considered practitioners in their respective fields.

The School of Education at Alderson Broaddus University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 28-30. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:


1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400

Washington, DC 20036

Or by email to:

Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In CAEP’s performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent’s relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

Thank you very much for your consideration of this matter.
The College of Education and Music at Alderson Broaddus University.