Longwood has a longstanding history for preparing excellent classroom teachers and citizen leaders. The Office of Teacher Preparation is committed to placing teacher candidates in educational settings that will prepare them to be reflective leaders and practitioners who can teach all students.

The Office of Teacher Preparation (OTP) coordinates and provides all services related to the Teacher Preparation Program.  Once accepted to Longwood, you will begin the process to meet the requirements for admission to teacher preparation.  OTP provides advising sessions and guidance through that process.  Once admitted to teacher preparation, OTP coordinates all field experience placements including practicum and student teaching working with 70 plus school divisions around the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Longwood University teacher preparation programs are accredited by the Virginia Department of Education, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.