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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School of Education Faculty

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.

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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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thanks to collaboration by Fairmont State University, the City of Fairmont and community volunteers, the Fairmont Community Garden fuels neighborhood revitalization, hands-on learning for students, healthy nutrition and the campus student food bank. For these efforts in promoting a sustainable community, the project has been named as a national winner in the Ford College Community Challenge, the only winner in West Virginia.

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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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An NCATE Accredited Institution

Educator Preparation Effectiveness


Harry J Hadley - Award for Teaching Excellence