4+1 and Graduate Pathways

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Two Licenses in Five Years!

B.S.Ed. (early childhood, elementary education, teaching engineering and health and PE) + M.Ed. in special education, general education concentration

For students who are passionate about teaching and want to maximize their career opportunities within their specific discipline as well as special education, VCU School of Education will support your progression through your and then the application process for our to complete an undergraduate and graduate program and two licensure areas in as few as five years.
NOTE: This option is not eligible for B.S.Ed. students in our special education program as these licenses would be the same.

The online MEd in Special Education, general education concentration is available fully online for students who want maximum flexibility for their graduate experience!

B.S.Ed. all tracks + M.Ed. in Reading, TESOL (K-12) and TESOL (adult)

For students passionate about reading and supporting English language learners, school aged and adult, VCU School of Education will support your progression through your and then the application process for our to complete an undergraduate and graduate program in as few as five years. The focus on the skill sets needed to work with a diverse population of students and families where English is not a first language. This is also a wonderful program for students who are interested in teaching English internationally.

The online M.Ed. in Reading, TESOL concentrations are available fully online for students who want maximum flexibility for their graduate experience! Find out more about international teaching opportunities and research through our VCU National Scholarships Office.

B.I.S. LSEE to M.T.

Those entering the early and elementary education concentration must enroll in VCU’s Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a liberal studies for early and elementary education major. The LSEE B.I.S. degree is designed in conjunction with the Master of Teaching in the School of Education as a 5.5 year, dual degree program. Students who fulfill all the requirements for the LSEE undergraduate degree are accepted into the three-semester M.T. program. Upon successful completion of both degrees, graduates are eligible for initial licensure from the Virginia Department of Education.

Ready To Get Started?

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