Jennifer Jones*, Interim Director
Teacher Education Programs
Students seeking licensure to teach in early childhood education/early childhood special education, hearing impairment (preK-12) special education - general curriculum (K-12) or special education: general and adapted curriculum (K-12), 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, social studies, science or English) and also complete the Secondary Education Licensure Option described below. Students seeking licensure requirements in secondary science (biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics) will complete their content area requirements at the undergraduate level and can choose to complete their licensure requirements at the graduate level.
Licensure Program Grades 6-12 (36-39 credits)
*Secondary social studies majors must take EDUC 441 for six (6) credit hours; secondary mathematics, and 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, and social studies are required in addition to those courses listed.
American Sign Language Minor
Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S.
Special Education Minor
The School of Teacher Education and Leadership offers a number of programs leading to the Master of Science degree.
M.S. in Education – Holly Robbins, Graduate Coordinator
MS in Educational Leadership – Brad Bizzell, Graduate Coordinator
MS in Literacy Education – Jennifer Jones, Graduate Coordinator
MS in Special Education – Brenda Jean Tyler, Graduate Coordinator
For further information, consult the Radford University Graduate Catalog or website and/or the School of Teacher Education and Leadership website.