Undergraduate-Graduate Programs in Education

The College of Education offers two five-year undergraduate-graduate programs: the Master of Science in Elementary Education Program and the Master of Education Five Year Initial Pathway Program. 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 from a constructivist-developmental approach.

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, 387, 388, and 420.

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 Undergraduate Professional Studies Requirements:

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

M.Ed. Initial Licensure Five Year Pathway: Special Education General Curriculum, Graduate Professional Studies Requirements:

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

M.Ed. Initial Licensure Five Year Pathway: Special Education Adapted Curriculum , Undergraduate Professional Studies Requirements:

EDUC 203 or EDUC 204, EDUC 371, 373, 390, 420D, EDSE 303 and 390.

M.Ed. Initial Licensure Five Year Pathway: Special Education Adapted Curriculum, Graduate Professional Studies Requirements:

EDCI 500, 589, EDSE 533, 534, 535, 539, 541, 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 351, 384, 385, and 420.

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 Endorsement Requirements:

EDUC 203 or 204, 311, 351, 384 or 387, 385 or 387, 420, and 459.

Foreign Language (preK-12) Undergraduate Endorsement Requirements:

EDUC 203 or 204, 351, 384 or 387, 385 or 388, 420, and 454. In addition, select one of the following: EDUC 311 or 371.

Music (preK-12) Undergraduate Endorsement Requirements:

EDUC 203 or 204, 384 or 387, 385 or 388, 420, 457, MUED 170, MUED 491A, and MUED 491B.

Theatre Arts Endorsement Requirements:

EDUC 203 or 204, 351, 384 or 387, 385 or 388, 420, and 453.

Graduate preK-12 Endorsement Requirements:

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

 

See the UMW Graduate Catalog for graduate course descriptions.