5 Year Bachelor to Masters - Elementary Education
Senior Year (or before) (6 credits)
EDUC 301 Educational Psychology (3)
+EDUC 310 Social, Philosophical, Cultural & Historical Foundations of American Education (3)
Summer (6 credits)
CRIN 541 Teacher, Schools & Community (3)
CRIN E22 Introduction to Characteristics of & Instructional Supports for Exceptional Student Populations (Elementary) (3)+
Fall (15 credits)
CRIN E03 Literacy Planning, Instruction & Assessment - A (3)
CRIN E04 Literacy Planning, Instruction & Assessment - B (3)
CRIN E05 Social Studies Planning, Instruction & Assessment (3)
CRIN E06 Science Planning, Instruction & Assessment (3)
CRIN E07 Mathematics Planning, Instruction & Assessment (3)
Spring (15 credits)
CRIN E10 Classroom Organization, Management & Discipline (Elementary Education) (3)+
CRIN 521 ESL Curriculum Design: Teaching ELLs in the U.S. (3)
CRIN E11 Student Teaching Seminar in Elementary Education (1)
CRIN L20 Supervised Teaching in Elementary Education (8)
Total Credit Hours: 42
+If exempted from this course for any reason, the student must notify the Office of Teacher Education and complete a state mandated training module that is linked to this course.
Additional Graduation Requirements
Students are required to achieve passing scores on assessments prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education, both for program completion and for licensure. Virginia’s mandated licensure assessments are graduation requirements.
CPR/AED/First Aid Training - Candidates seeking initial license in Virginia are required to complete training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the use of an automated external defibrillator, and first aid. Training courses are available through national emergency care organizations such as the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. CPR training must include “hands-on” training. Evidence of certification must be presented when applying to the VDOE for licensure.
Endorsement Courses for Elementary Education
In addition to other program requirements, candidates seeking an endorsement in elementary education PK-6 must complete six semester hours in each of the following disciplines:
- Science - Courses should be in the laboratory science areas of Earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics. The required six semester hours must come from two different science disciplines.
- History and social sciences - Courses should be in the areas of history, geography, civics or government, or economics.