Longwood University has been preparing exceptional classroom teachers since its founding in 1839. In this tradition, Longwood’s Office of Teacher Preparation (OTP) is committed to supporting all students who strive to be educators in Pk-12 schools.

OTP’s mission is to assist students in successfully navigating the teacher licensure process and to place future teachers in field experiences that will prepare them to be reflective citizen leaders and proactive professional practitioners. 

OTP coordinates and supports all students who plan to pursue teacher licensure.

Once accepted to Longwood, you'll begin the process to fulfill the requirements for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program.

OTP provides multi-layered guidance through that process:

  • Information sessions
  • One-on-one advising
  • Checklists for requirements
  • Deadlines

Upon acceptance to the Teacher Preparation Program, OTP coordinates field experience placements at all levels specific to each of the educational programs, working with over 75 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.

Graduate Programs Leading to an Additional Endorsement to an Existing License