M.A.Ed. Program in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Secondary Education with emphases in English, Mathematics, Foreign Languages, Science, and Social Studies.
The Secondary School Teaching M.A.Ed. programs includes educational foundations course work, methods and curriculum courses relevant to their teaching specialty, clinical and student teaching experiences. Students must have completed a baccalaureate degree in the arts and sciences discipline they wish to teach or have the equivalent in coursework in the discipline, plus satisfy all state requirements for endorsement in that teaching field. Teaching endorsement in Virginia will include grades 6-12.
This program is supported by having full-time students completing the program according to a set three semester course sequence. Students also have important field experiences prior to their student teaching semester. Because these students will be placed in the same school for fall and spring semester, they will be better prepared for their ten week student teaching experience. The seminar that accompanies student teaching allows more group discussion and university instructor feedback about their teaching experiences.
The Secondary Education programs lead to initial certification and is open to, and only to, people who are not already certified.