Undergraduate Elementary/Middle School Program

Shenandoah University's Undergraduate Elementary/Middle School Program is for students who desire to teach PK-8 grades.Teacher education programs at Shenandoah University are approved by the Virginia State Board of Education.

A strong component of the Elementary/Middle School Teacher Education Program is a partnership with  local schools where university students meet for class lectures and work directly with students and teachers in the school setting. University students begin observing in classrooms early in the program and advance to working as tutors, teaching large and small groups, and conducting classroom research.

Students applying and graduating from teacher education programs in Virginia must pass state-mandated standardized tests such as Praxis, RVE and VCLA.

For more information on teacher licensure in the PK-8 grades, contact Dr. Karen Huff at khuff@su.edu

Elementary/Middle School Teacher Education Professional Studies Certificate (PK-8)

PSY 220 Child Development 3
EDU 221Child Development Lab 1
EDU 301Orientation to Teaching/Practicum3
MCM 270Practicum in Instructional Technology & Media3
EDU 322Creative Arts2
EDU 324Language Arts9
EDU 336Reasoning Skills I: Science3
EDU 337Reasoning Skills II: Mathematics 3
EDU 345Methods & Management in Elementary/Middle School3
EDU 346Methods & Assessments in Elementary/Middle School3
RDG 424The Diagnostic Teaching of Reading3
RDG 425Reading & Writing in the Content Area3
Pass PRAXIS II requirement before student teaching
EDU 461Student Teaching in the Elementary & Middle School9

*Teacher endorsement area requirements may be satisfied through transcript analysis by the Education Department Faculty.  The outcome of this analysis may be possible recommendations for supplementary coursewok in order for students to achieve compliance with Virginia Department of Education regulations.

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