Graduate Studies

The School of Education, Health and Human Performance offers the Master of Arts in Teaching and the Master of Education in the following specializations:

- Special Education
- Professional Studies
- Reading Specialist
- Digital Media
- Exercise Science, Fitness and Wellness

Online Programs

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PDS Partnership

"I thought how great it would be if we could send our graduate students into the classrooms and then bring those classroom teachers to Fairmont State to work with the PDS program."


Barb Owens
Director PDS Partnership/Clinical Experiences

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Matt Schmuck

“Providing students the knowledge and skills to experience adventure sports for the first time is my passion. To be able to do it in the classroom is my honor.”

Matthew Schmuck
School of Education, Health and Human Performance Faculty

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Sarah Kidwell

"From my first year at Fairmont State University, I had no doubt that I made the right decision for my education based on my career interest of being a Special Educator."

Sarah Kidwell
Suncrest Middle School
Graduate, School of Education, Health and Human Performance

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Friday, August 08, 2014

A group of Fairmont State University faculty members participated in professional development during the summer to support assessment of learning and building an institutional assessment system and to become assessment ambassadors for their academic departments.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

First-generation students began their college experience in the great outdoors last month as part of the Discover Fairmont State program.

Eight students toured the New River Gorge with two faculty members from Fairmont State University and two current students to gain a support system and also learn what to expect from their first year at FSU.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

A total of 1,044 students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2014 semester.

Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average for the fall 2013 semester are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.

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