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Shepherd, Moorefield school will offer education degree

March 27, 2013

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University will partner with Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield, W.Va., to provide a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education, according to a Shepherd University news release.

The joint program, which will begin in 2014, will serve an initial group of 20 students. The program will deliver the first four semesters of the elementary education degree, which consist of 100- and 200-level core courses, introductory professional education classes and specialty studies, at Eastern’s Moorefield campus.

Students then would take the fifth, sixth and seventh semesters at Shepherd, then return to the Moorefield area for the final semester of student teaching and an education seminar.

“This collaboration will help provide teachers for the Moorefield region, which is forecast to have a shortage of certified teachers through 2020,” Shepherd President Suzanne Shipley said. “Students will have convenient access to the first half of the bachelor of arts in elementary education with the course work offered near their homes.”

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Shipley and Charles D. Terrell, president of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, signed the agreement March 21 in Charleston.

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