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College of Humanities & Sciences

Liberal Studies for Early and Elementary Education

Masters of Teaching Program

The Virginia Commonwealth University Master of Teaching program prepares students for initial teaching licensure eligibility in Virginia. This degree also makes up part of our extended teacher preparation program, which allows undergraduate students to receive both their bachelor’s degree as well as the M.T. degree simultaneously. In order to qualify for this program, your bachelor’s degree major must match your M.T. concentration.  The Master of Teaching degree can also be pursued as part of the Richmond Teacher Residency program, an innovative graduate teacher residency that pairs candidates with an experienced mentor in Richmond Public Schools.

Student teaching requirements

All students pursuing a Master of Teaching program will complete a student teaching internship, which can occur in either the fall or spring semester. To do so, students must take and pass the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment and their subject-specific Praxis II exams before they apply to student teach.

Interns and student teachers are typically assigned to public school teachers who have been trained as part of our Clinical Faculty Program.

Additional information about the Master of Teaching program can be found on the School of Education's Master of Teaching Program page.

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