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Teacher Education

Most individuals who choose to explore education have had a relationship with a teacher or professor that was so positive it inspired them both personally and professionally. They see a career in education as a way to influence the next generation in a positive way through service as a classroom teacher.

Teacher Education Minors Requirements

Teacher Education minors are designed for students who wish to pursue preparation in teaching, and consists of three different areas. The level and subject of teaching endorsement students seek define these areas. Please note that students completing a teacher education minor are NOT automatically eligible for a teaching license. Students who wish to be licensed must be formally admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program and successfully complete student teaching and the student teaching seminar. It should also be noted that even though the units required for the teacher education minor rises to the level of most majors, licensure regulations in the state of Virginia do not allow students to major in education, therefore, teacher education is not approved as an academic major at the University of Richmond.

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.50 with no course grade below C (2.0). A maximum of one course may be taken at another institution or through an approved study abroad program, with departmental approval.

Teacher Education: Elementary (preK-6)

8 units, including

EDUC 217 Foundations of Education
EDUC 218 Diverse Learners
EDUC 306 Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Science and Social Studies
EDUC 324 Reading Foundations for Early Literacy Instruction
EDUC 326 Assessment, Intervention, and Literacy Strategies for Elementary Readers
EDUC 327 Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Mathematics
EDUC 338 Instructional Technology Applications for the Classroom
EDUC 356 Elementary Classroom and Behavior Management

Teacher Education: Secondary (6-12)

6 units, including

EDUC 217 Foundations of Education
EDUC 218 Diverse Learners
EDUC 338 Instructional Technology Applications for the Classroom
EDUC 342 Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools
EDUC 350 Content Area Literacy
EDUC 357 Secondary Classroom and Behavior Management

Teacher Education: Comprehensive (preK-12)

6 units, including

EDUC 217 Foundations of Education
EDUC 218 Diverse Learners
EDUC 338 Instructional Technology Applications for the Classroom
EDUC 342 Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools
EDUC 350 Content Area Literacy
EDUC 357 Secondary Classroom and Behavior Management