VCU Bulletins

Secondary education, 6-12

Christenbury, Dr. Leila
Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning
lchriste@vcu.edu
(804) 828-1305

The Master of Teaching program includes curricula that lead to endorsement in one of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, drama, earth science, English, history/social studies, mathematics and physics.

In order to enroll in the program, students must apply and be accepted to both the Extended Teacher Preparation Program and the Graduate School. Admission information for the Extended Teacher Preparation Program is available in the School of Education section of this Bulletin.

Student teaching requirements

All students pursuing a secondary education endorsement within the Master of Teaching program will student teach in the spring semester only. To do so, students must take and pass the VCLA and their subject-specific Praxis II exams before the fall semester of the academic year in which they will student teach.

Concentrations (endorsement disciplines)

English curriculum


Qualifying courses (taken as an undergraduate)
  EDUS 301 Human Development and Learning
 
Admission to teacher preparation is a prerequisite for the following courses
  TEDU 310 Practicum* (secondary; must be taken concurrently with TEDU 537)
  TEDU 537 Secondary School Curriculum*
  TEDU 310 Practicum* (English; must be taken concurrently with TEDU 548)
  TEDU 548 Teaching Secondary School English* (fall only)
 
Required courses
  EDUS 617/PSYC 657 Advanced Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers
  EDUS 673 Seminar on Educational Issues, Ethics and Policy
  ENGL/ENED 601 Young Adult Literature
  TEDU 562 Reading Instruction in the Content Area
  TEDU 588 Classroom Management
 
Clinical experience (spring only)
  TEDU 672 Internship
  TEDU 674 Internship II
  TEDU 681 Investigation and Trends in Teaching (English; must be taken concurrently with TEDU 672 and TEDU 674)
 

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History/social studies curriculum

Qualifying courses (taken as an undergraduate)
  EDUS 301 Human Development and Learning
Major courses
  As undergraduate history majors
  Political science (12 credits) – including 6 credits 100-level U.S. and international politics and 6 credits 300-level local and international politics
Geography (9 credits) – including 3 credits of physical geography and 6 credits of cultural geography
Economics (6 Credits) – macro- and microeconomics
As undergraduate political science majors
  History (18 credits)
Geography (9 credits) – including 3 credits of physical geography and 6 credits of cultural geography
Economics (6 Credits) – macro- and microeconomics
Admission to teacher preparation is a prerequisite for the following courses
  TEDU 310 Practicum* (secondary; must be taken concurrently with TEDU 537)
TEDU 537 Secondary School Curriculum*
TEDU 310 Practicum* (history/social studies; must be taken concurrently with TEDU 547)
TEDU 547 Teaching Secondary School Social Studies* (fall only)
Required courses
  EDUS 617/PSYC 657 Advanced Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers
EDUS/PSYC 607 Advanced Educational Psychology
EDUS 673 Seminar on Educational Issues, Ethics and Policy
TEDU 562 Reading Instruction in the Content Area
TEDU 588 Classroom Management
Electives (choose one of the following courses)
  EDUS 610 Social Foundations of Education
SEDP 505 Theory and Practice of Educating Individuals with Special Needs
SEDP 531 Educational Foundations for Collaboration and Universally Designed Learning
TEDU 556 Advanced Computer Applications in Education
SEDP 631 Classroom Management and Behavior Support for Students with Disabilities
Clinical experience (spring only)
  TEDU 672 Internship
TEDU 674 Internship II
TEDU 681 Investigation and Trends in Teaching (social studies; must be taken concurrently with TEDU 672 and TEDU 674)

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Mathematics curriculum

Qualifying courses (taken as an undergraduate)
  EDUS 301 Human Development and Learning
Major courses
  As undergraduate mathematics majors
  Students should be enrolled in VCU’s 41-credit secondary mathematics teacher preparation concentration within the baccalaureate mathematics program or have completed a degree in mathematics from an accredited university as a prerequisite to the M.T. degree program.
Admission to teacher preparation is a prerequisite for the following courses
  TEDU 310 Practicum* (secondary; must be taken concurrently with TEDU 537)
TEDU 537 Secondary School Curriculum*
TEDU 310 Practicum* (mathematics; must be taken concurrently with TEDU 545)
TEDU 545 Teaching Secondary School Mathematics* (fall only)
Required courses
  EDUS 617/PSYC 657 Advanced Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers
EDUS 673 Seminar on Educational Issues, Ethics and Policy
TEDU 521 Teaching Mathematics for Middle Education
TEDU 562 Reading Instruction in the Content Area
TEDU 588 Classroom Management
Clinical experience (spring only)
  TEDU 672 Internship
TEDU 674 Internship II
TEDU 681 Investigation and Trends in Teaching (mathematics; must be taken concurrently with TEDU 672 and TEDU 674)

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Science curriculum

Qualifying courses (taken as an undergraduate)
  EDUS 301 Human Development and Learning
Major courses
  As undergraduate science majors
  Biology – genetics/molecular biology, botany, zoology, anatomy/human physiology, ecology, two physics and one earth science
Chemistry – inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, two physics, two general biology and one earth science
Earth science – oceanography, meteorology/climatology, astronomy, geology, ecology, two general biology, two physics and two general chemistry
Physics – mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, two general biology, two general chemistry, and one earth science
Admission to teacher preparation is a prerequisite for the following courses
  TEDU 310 Practicum* (secondary; must be taken concurrently with TEDU 537)
TEDU 537 Secondary School Curriculum*
TEDU 310 Practicum* (science; must be taken concurrently with TEDU 540)
TEDU 540 Teaching Middle and High School Sciences* (fall only)
Required courses
  EDUS 617/PSYC 657 Advanced Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers
EDUS 673 Seminar on Educational Issues, Ethics and Policy
TEDU 562 Reading Instruction in the Content Area
TEDU 588 Classroom Management
Clinical experience (spring only)
  TEDU 672 Internship
TEDU 674 Internship II
TEDU 681 Investigation and Trends in Teaching (social studies; must be taken concurrently with TEDU 672 and TEDU 674)

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