Teacher Education Programs
Students seeking licensure to teach in early childhood education/early childhood special education, hearing impairment (preK-12) special education - general curriculum, and elementary or middle school education must major in Interdisciplinary Studies. Students who seek licensure to teach in secondary schools (grades 6-12) complete an approved Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in a specific major and also complete the Secondary Education Licensure Option.
General information regarding admission and retention in the Teacher Education Programs can be found here .
All freshmen enrolled in the elementary education program are advised in the Center for Academic Advising and Student Support and are assigned a faculty advisor at the end of the freshman year or when program grade point average requirements are met. The Advising Center provides support and assistance to all students and faculty within the school. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor regularly to facilitate smooth progress towards completion of their degree.
Students who seek licensure to teach in secondary schools (grades 6-12) complete an approved Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in a specific major (math, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, social studies, or English) and also complete the Secondary Education Licensure Option described below.
Licensure Program Grades 6-12 (36-39 credits)
*Secondary social studies majors must take EDUC 441 for six (6) credit hours; secondary mathematics, science, or English majors may take EDUC 441 for three (3) credit hours.
**EDRD 416 is not required in the English education program.
Departmental courses in the student’s teaching endorsement content area, i.e., mathematics, English, social studies, and science, are required in addition to those courses listed.
The School of Teacher Education and Leadership offers a number of programs leading to the Master of Science degree.
M.S. in Education – Kristan Morrison, Graduate Coordinator
MS in Educational Leadership – Bill Flora, Graduate Coordinator
MS in Literacy Education – Don Langrehr, Graduate Coordinator
MS in Special Education – Kathy Hoover, Graduate Coordinator
For further information, consult the Radford University Graduate Catalog or website and/or the School of Teacher Education and Leadership website.