From our beginnings as the first private normal school in West Virginia in 1865, Fairmont State has been committed to the preparation and support of professionals who are ready to make a difference in the lives of those they serve, and in the communities in which they live. Our commitment is embodied most importantly in the work of our graduates, who are educated in rigorous academic programs and who enter their professional work ready to meet the challenges of their day. Today that commitment means preparing educators who are responsive to the needs for all learners, and who engage in reflective practice. They have the knowledge, skills and professional dispositions to be educators in a work shaped by increasing diversity, rapidly changing technology and the opportunities to be found of a creativity-driven economy.
We embrace our responsibility to do what we can do to enhance the educational, civic and economic life of children, families and communities in West Virginia. We equally embrace the possibilities we can help to create for our program candidates and graduates wherever they may go, and for all communities with whom we partner in an increasingly globalizing world.
Building on our history, the College of Education, Health & Human Performance prepares program candidates and partners with schools, agencies, and communities to impact the world through:
Please take a moment to explore our academic programs and the centers, engagement, and outreach initiatives that support and enhance the experiences of our students, our professional partners, and our communities.