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Elementary Education

A best practice review is currently underway in this program - applications are not being accepted at this time.


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.

Applicants must possess or be eligible for a valid Virginia Collegiate Professional License or equivalent from another state. Completion of this program meets current eligibility requirements for the Postgraduate Professional License. Course sequencing insures full-time study with completion in a calendar year.


Newly admitted students are assigned the appropriate advisor. The assignment of the advisor generally is not changed unless the student changes his/her degree program. Prior to registration, students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor regarding course selection and sequence, career goals, and relevant academic policies. Although the academic advisor assists students with curriculum decisions and options, the student bears full responsibility for meeting graduation requirements.


Program Requirements

Core Requirements:  (9) Complete the following nine credits.

  • EDUC 502 Research Design (3)
  • EDUC 571 Foundations of Instruction and Learning Theory (3)
  • EDUC 671 Supervision and Evaluation of Instructional Programs (3)

Elementary Education Requirements: (24) Complete the following twenty-four credits and examination.

  • EDUC 515 Understanding Exceptionalities (3)
  • EDUC 524 Emergent and Early Literacy Instruction (3)
  • EDUC 530 Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3)
  • EDUC 542 Curriculum Development in the Elementary School (3)
  • EDUC 604 Curriculum and Instruction: Diverse Learners (3)
  • EDUC 611 Human Development and Learning: Birth to Age 4 (3)
  • EDUC 624 Integrated Curriculum in Early Education (3)
  • EDUC 682 Seminar in Visions of Leadership and Learning (3)
  • EDUC 699 Comprehensive Examination (0)



Program Coordinators

Katrina Maynard

Dr. Katrina L. Maynard  

Associate Professor
Hull 210
434 395-2333


Sara Miller

Dr. Sara E. Miller

Assistant Professor
Hull 213
434 395-2469