Undergraduate Secondary Education Program
Shenandoah University's Undergraduate Secondary Education Program is for students who want to teach academic subjects in grades 6-12. This Virginia Department of Education-approved program meets accreditation standards and is student-centered, inquiry-based and problem-oriented. All courses include a field component to fully integrate theory with current best practices. These five courses plus student teaching comprise a minor that can connect to the following majors for Virginia 6-12 Licensure:
- History/Social Studies
Students increase their career opportunities by choosing a minor in teacher education during their undergraduate programs. Increased demand for teachers has made teacher salaries more competitive, and scholarships and other financial aid are available for students in teacher education programs.
Students applying to teacher education programs in Virginia will have to pass state-mandated standardized tests such as Praxis and VCLA.
Information on teaching opportunities in Virginia can be found at the Virginia Department of Education
This program contains the professional studies required by the Virginia Department of Licensure Regulations for secondary education teachers and K-12 endorsements. Students may elect to add this program as a minor to their current or completed major in a liberal arts field so that they could apply for a Virginia Teacher's license in that field.
Pass Praxis 1 for formal acceptance into Teacher Ed.
Professional Studies Program for Secondary School Teacher Education (6-12)
|PSY 220||Child Development||3|
|EDU 221||Child Development Lab||1|
|EDU 301||Orientation to Teaching/Practicum||3|
|EDU 343||Methods & Assessments in Middle/Secondary Schools||3|
|EDU 344||Methods & Managemet in Middle/Secondary Scools||3|
|EDU 425||Reading & Writing in the Content Area||3|
|EDU 441||Student Teaching in the Middle/Secondary Schools||9|
*Teacher endorsement area requirements may be satisfied through transcript analysis by the Education Departmet faculty. The outcome of this analysis may bepossible recommendations for supplementary corsework in order for students to acheive complicance with Virginia Department of Education regulations.
English majors seeking Licensureare additionally required to take the following courses:
|MCOM 150||Principles of Public Speaking||3|
|ENG 210||Modern Grammar||3|
Chemistry majors seeking licensure are additionally required to take the following courses:
|BIO 121||General Biology I||4|
|BIO 122||General Biology II||4|
Please contact Dr. Mary Bowser with any questions at [email protected]
Gainful Employment Information *
|Job Title||Cohort Number of graduates||Number of Students Graduated On Time||On Time Graduation Rate|
|Length of Program||Credits||Credit Hour average Tuition||Program Tuition|
|Books $45 per credit/Supplies||Program Median Loan Debt|
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