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Initiatives & Partnerships

During your hands-on experiences as a TEP student with the Teacher Education Program, you may work with students in specific communities of interest. We emphasize the importance of being classroom ready. In collaboration with Virginia elementary and secondary public schools, we adequately prepare you with real-world experiences and diverse student populations.


Bridgewater College’s Teacher Education Program is partnered with the following school districts for their students to participate in their clinical experiences, practicums, and student teaching experiences:

Augusta County Public Schools
Augusta County
Public Schools
Harrisonburg City Public Schools
Harrisonburg City
Public Schools
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Rockingham County Public Schools
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Staunton City Schools
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Shenandoah County Public Schools
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Waynesboro Public Schools

MidValley Consortium for Teacher Education

The MidValley Consortium for Teacher Education is a collaborative effort of four colleges and universities and seven school divisions in the Shenandoah Valley. Its goals are to:

  • develop a cadre of clinical faculty who are exemplary models of effective teaching and strong
  • mentors for their student teachers,
  • develop and nurture leadership abilities in clinical faculty, and
  • facilitate greater cooperation and communication among consortium members

As a member of the MidValley Consortium for Teacher Education, Bridgewater College places its student teachers in public schools that are also members of the Consortium.

  • Augusta County Schools
  • Bridgewater College
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Harrisonburg City Schools
  • James Madison University
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • Page County Schools
  • Rockingham County Schools
  • Shenandoah County Schools
  • Waynesboro City Schools