Undergraduate-Graduate Programs in Education

The College of Education offers two five-year accelerated undergraduate-graduate programs: the Master of Science in Elementary Education Program and the Master of Education Five Year Initial Pathway Programs. Students complete education coursework and field experiences at the undergraduate level, graduate with their class receiving their bachelor’s degree with a liberal arts or sciences major, and return for one more year during which they complete graduate education coursework, an internship, and a research study. Throughout the program, students gain experiences and skills in monitoring their own professional growth through research, reflection, and problem solving. Most of the courses require students to complete field experiences in the public schools.

College of Education students have access to all the Academic Resources outlined in that section of this Catalog. All University Academic Policies described in the Catalog apply to College of Education students. Students must complete general education requirements, a liberal arts or sciences major, and professional studies (education course work) requirements. The professional studies component provides students with background knowledge and experience in curriculum planning and implementation with a focus on teaching the national and state standards.

Endorsement requirements for various education programs offered are listed below.

M.S. in Elementary Education (PreK-6) Undergraduate Professional Studies Requirements:

EDUC 203, MATH 204, EDUC 303, 305, 311, 371, 373, 386, 388, 420D, and EDSE 390.

M.S. in Elementary Education (PreK-6) Graduate Professional Studies Requirements:

EDUC 510, 514, 521, 530, 539, 540 and one of the specialization areas 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, or 529.

M. Ed Initial Licensure Five Year Pathway: Special Education General Curriculum (K-12) Undergraduate Professional Studies Requirements:

EDUC 203, 371, 373,  appropriate discipline-specific course from EDUC 453, 455, 456, 458, plus 351A, 420D, and EDSE 390.

M.Ed. Initial Licensure Five Year Pathway: Special Education General Curriculum (K-12), Graduate Professional Studies Requirements:

EDCI 500, 589; EDSE 519, 521, 533, 534, 535 and 552; INDT 531.

Secondary (Grades 6-12) Undergraduate Professional Studies Requirement:

EDUC 204, Appropriate discipline-specific course from EDUC 453, 455, 456 or 458, plus EDUC 351A, 385, 420D, and EDSE 390.

Secondary (Grades 6-12) Graduate Professional Studies Requirements:

INDT 501, EDCI 515,  EDUC 521, 530, 531, 535, 540, and 541.

Visual Arts (PreK-12) Undergraduate Professional Studies Requirements:

EDUC 203 or 204, 311, 351A, 385 or 388, 420D, 459, and EDSE 390.

Foreign Language (PreK-12) Undergraduate Professional Studies Requirements:

EDUC 203 or 204, 351A, 385 or 388, 420, 459, and EDSE 390.

Music (PreK-12) Undergraduate Professional Studies Requirements:

EDUC 203 or 204, 351A, 385 or 388, 420D, 457, and EDSE 390.

Theatre Arts (PreK-12) Undergraduate Professional Studies Requirements:

EDUC 203 or 204, 351A, 385 or 388, 420D, 453, and EDSE 390.

Graduate PreK-12 Professional Studies Requirements:

INDT 501, EDCI 515, EDUC 521, 530, 531, 535, 540, and 541.

 

See the UMW Graduate Catalog for graduate course descriptions.