All undergraduate students interested in our master’s of education with a specialized concentration are welcome to apply regardless of what bachelor’s program you have completed/are completing. Depending on your concentration of interest, there may be certain undergraduate programs that may prepare you for your future graduate program. Please contact us if you have questions as you are choosing your undergraduate program.
For undergraduates, we offer an innovative five-year extended teacher preparation program, designed to help you earn your bachelor’s degree and a Master of Teaching degree at the same time.
Students in our Master of Teaching program choose from nine different concentrations in which to earn their degree. Typically, your bachelor’s degree major must match your M.T. concentration (for example, those pursuing the English education concentration for the M.T. degree must major in English for their undergraduate work).
Incoming community college transfer students and freshman to VCU who are interested in the early and elementary education concentration of the M.T. degree have the option to enroll in VCU’s Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a liberal studies for early and elementary education major. This program prepares students for their careers in the classroom by providing a well-rounded education, with courses in fields ranging from social studies and math to special education.
For admission requirements and deadlines, please visit the College of Humanities and Sciences’ liberal studies for early and elementary education website or visit the program’s VCU Bulletin page.