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Education Major - Concentrations

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Algebra & Middle School Mathematics

The Algebra & Middle School Mathematics concentration is designed for the classroom teacher who wants to improve instructional skills as well as expand knowledge and skills in mathematics through Algebra I. Applicants must hold a valid Virginia Collegiate Professional Teaching License or equivalent from another state.

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Elementary & Middle School Mathematics

The Elementary & Middle School Mathematics concentration is designed for the classroom teacher who wants to improve instructional skills as well as expand knowledge and skills in mathematics. Applicants must hold a valid Virginia Collegiate Professional Teaching License or equivalent from another state and have at least two years teaching experience including mathematics curriculum.

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Counselor Education

The Counselor Education program offers five (5) tracks for college graduates interested in preparing for counseling roles in a wide variety of settings from elementary schools to mental health centers. Students will receive solid grounding in the theoretical frameworks of counseling and how they translate into individual and group interventions tailored to individual client needs. Graduates will assist clients in self-discovery, personal growth, and in making healthy lifestyle choices. A teaching license is not required for admission to this program. All tracks culminate in a supervised field experience.

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Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership degree concentration is for teachers who hold at least a valid Virginia Collegiate Professional License or equivalent from another state, have taught successfully for at least two years, and wish to pursue a career in school administration. Students are provided preparation for administrative and/or supervisory roles in public and private schools.

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Elementary Education

The Elementary Education master’s degree is for Longwood Liberal Studies Elementary or Middle School Education graduates who want to remain for a fifth year of full time study to be more prepared to enter the teaching profession.  This degree is also for the practicing teacher who wants to update and enhance their instructional skills.  This program allows you to apply best practice in Elementary Education while working side-by-side with educators and Longwood faculty in the schools.

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Elementary Education PreK- 6 Initial Licensure

The Elementary Education PreK-6 Initial Licensure concentration is designed for individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree in any discipline and wish to become an elementary teacher in grades preK-6. Passing scores on Praxis I OR equivalent SAT/ACT scores OR passing scores on the VCLA plus Praxis I math or SAT/ACT math, are required for admission.

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Health & Physical Education

The Health & Physical Education concentration is designed to enable the post-baccalaureate student to be better prepared to become an educational leader in the profession. This masters degree is structured to permit the graduate student to complete the entire program in one calendar year (a summer session and two semesters). Successful completion meets current eligibility requirements for the Virginia Postgraduate Professional License.

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Special Education General Curriculum - C&I Specialist

This pathway in special education provides strategies for effective teaching of students with special needs in the general curriculum K-12. Applicants must hold a valid Virginia Collegiate Professional Teaching License or equivalent from another state.

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Special Education General Curriculum - Liberal Studies Five Year

The Special Education General Curriculum/Liberal Studies Five Year master's degree is open only to Longwood students who have successfully completed all requirements for the Longwood Liberal Studies/Special Education undergraduate curriculum including 41 credits of General Education, 47-50 credits in the Liberal Studies major and 41 credits of professional education as described in the Longwood University undergraduate catalog.

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Special Education General Curriculum - K-12 Initial Licensure

This pathway is designed for individuals with a baccalaureate degree who wish to work toward the Postgraduate Professional License with an endorsement to teach students with special needs in the general education classroom. Passing scores on Praxis I OR equivalent SAT/ACT scores OR passing scores on VCLA plus Praxis I math or ACT/SAT math, are required for admission..

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Within the Department of Education and Special Education there are three graduate majors - Education; Reading Literacy & Learning; and School Librianship.  The Education major offers ten areas of concentration leading to the Master of Science degree; the Reading, Literacy & Learning major leads to the Master of Education degree; and the School Librarianship major with two tracks leads to the Master of Education degree.  There are four programs leading to a graduate professional endorsement, and one certificate program.

 

For admissions information visit the College of Graduate & Professional Studies web site.