Academic Catalog

Education Programs

College of Education

Undergraduate students at the university can choose to enter one of the following initial licensure programs: the B.S. Ed. In Elementary Education program (grades Pre-K-6); the Secondary Education (grades 6-12) program in each of the following areas: Computer Science, English, History and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics; the PreK-12 Education program in Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish, and Latin), Music Education (Instrumental, Vocal/Choral), Theater Arts, or Visual Arts ; or the Special Education, General Curriculum (K-12) program. Most of the courses students take in the programs require students to complete field experiences in the public schools.

The College of Education also offers post-baccalaureate initial teacher licensure programs designed for adults who have earned a bachelor’s degree. Candidates may elect to pursue initial licensure to complete the requirements for the Master of Education. Programs available prepare students for licensure in Elementary Education (PreK-6), Middle Education (6-8), at the secondary levels (6-12) in each of the following areas: Computer Science, English, History and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics; PreK-12 Endorsements in Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish, and Latin), Music Education (Instrumental, Vocal/Choral), Visual Arts and Special Education, K-12 General Curriculum or adapted curriculum. In addition, the College offers a Master of Education degree for practicing teachers who already possess initial licensure and are seeking continuing professional development, master’s level licensure, or endorsements in teaching or administration. The M.Ed. for professional development programs includes Educational Leadership, Reading Specialist, and Special Education. Students enrolling in any of these programs must possess a collegiate professional or postgraduate professional Virginia license.

The College also offers graduate-level endorsement pathways in Educational Leadership, Reading Specialist, and Special Education.