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Undergraduate Program Specialization Handbooks

Please note: the specialization handbooks are currently under revision. Students may contact advisors with questions.

* Revised Handbook

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Shepherd University Code of Conduct for Teacher Candidates in the Field

Teacher Education Practicum Manual

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Arts in Teaching

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Scott Beard, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education

Georgiann Toole, Ph.D.
Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Coordinator of the Master of Curriculum and Instruction Program


The Shepherd University Department of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


In the spring of 2011, Shepherd University’s Teacher Education Program passed the NCATE/ WVDE accreditation review with no reported deficiencies and received full accreditation.  Shepherd University is proud of this notable achievement. Please go to the website below to examine the standards by which we were judged for our accreditation review.

Please visit our website devoted to providing information to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for our upcoming accreditation review. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Review Website