This program is designed for the student seeking initial Virginia teacher licensure or completing provisional Virginia licensure requirements while concurrently completing the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction.
In addition to professional studies/licensure requirements, students must meet the content course requirements for their particular endorsement prior to completion of the MEd. The 36 hours of the program are exclusive of the internship in Education and content course requirements.
You will complete a program planning sheet for degree and licensure requirements with your advisor during your first semester of enrollment in the Curriculum and Instruction program. A comprehensive exam is required to complete the program.
Total Credit Hours: 36
Required Courses (24 Hours)
Courses to Meet Virginia Licensure Goals/Requirements
The courses below are licensure courses. Reading requirements are based on the desired grade level to be taught. For elementary, RDNG 625 must be taken before RDNG 640.
Based on licensure goals/requirements, up to 6 credit hours from:
If a non-teacher secures a teaching position prior to completion, one year of successful teaching can be substituted for this internship. Any content course requirements needed for licensure are not included in the 36-hour MEd program. State testing requirements apply for licensure candidates.
Electives (Up to 9 Hours)
0-9 credit hours as needed for degree requirements
Teacher Certification by State
Teacher certification requirements by state, including Virginia, are provided at the web sites included here (PDF).