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BALA Concentration

Undergraduate Concentration in Education

Undergraduate students may opt for an additional concentration in education toward elementary teacher licensure preparation while working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (BALA) degree.

Professional Studies

12 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses.

EDUC 317U Foundations of Education
EDUC 318U Diverse Learners
EDUC 338U Instructional Technology Applications for the Classroom
EDUC 358U Classroom and Behavior Management

Professional Studies

12 semester hours.

EDUC 306U Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Science and Social Studies
EDUC 324U Reading Foundations for Early Literacy Instruction
EDUC 326U Assessment, Intervention and Literacy Strategies for Elementary Readers
EDUC 327U Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Mathematics

Field Experience

14 semester hours (includes EDUC 485U Teaching Seminar)

EDUC 475U Student Teaching, Elementary (PreK-6)
EDUC 485U Student Teaching Seminar
TLP Cert.

Graduate Certificate in Teacher Licensure Preparation (TLP)

Professional Studies - All Candidates

12 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses.

EDUC 517U Foundations of Education
EDUC 518U Diverse Learners
EDUC 538U Instructional Technology Applications for the Classroom
EDUC 558U Classroom and Behavior Management

Professional Studies—Elementary

12 semester hours. Elementary candidates only.

EDUC 506U Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Science and Social Studies
EDUC 524U Reading Foundations for Early Literacy Instruction
EDUC 526U Assessment, Intervention and Literacy Strategies for Elementary Readers
EDUC 527U Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Mathematics

Professional Studies—Secondary & Comprehensive

6 semester hours. Secondary and comprehensive candidates only.

EDUC 542U Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools
EDUC 550U Content Area Literacy

Field Experience

14 semester hours (appropriate Student Teaching plus EDUC 585U Seminar)

EDUC 575U Student Teaching, Elementary (PreK-6)
EDUC 577U Student Teaching, Secondary (6-12)
EDUC 578U Student Teaching, Comprehensive (PreK-12)
EDUC 585U Student Teaching Seminar

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ELPS Cert.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

An earned graduate degree is prerequisite to the following courses.

Core

15 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses.

EDUC 601U Foundations of Educational Leadership Studies
EDUC 602U Data for Decision-Making
EDUC 603U Leading and Supervising Instruction
EDUC 604U Communicating and Leading
EDUC 605U School Law and Ethics

Field Experience

7 semester hours. All candidates must complete at least 320 hours of practicum outside the classroom to qualify for the endorsement. Each Core course requires 30 hours of practicum; the remaining 170 hours is completed through the Reflective Leadership Seminar residency program. All candidates must complete the practicum courses.

EDUC 610U Reflective Leadership Seminar I
EDUC 611U Reflective Leadership Seminar II

Capstone Experience

All candidates must complete a Comprehensive Written Examination.

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TLP to M.Ed. CI

TLP to Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (Degree Completion)

After earning the Graduate Certificate in Teacher Licensure Preparation, continue coursework to earn the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction.

TLP Program Professional Studies & Research Experience

32-38 semester hours of completed Graduate Certificate in Teacher Licensure Preparation (Professional Studies and Field Experience courses) required as prerequisite to the following coursework.

Core Courses

12 semester hours

EDUC 650U Advanced Educational Psychology
EDUC 651U Assessment and Evaluation in Education
EDUC 652U Differentiated Instruction
EDUC 660U Curriculum Development

Research Experience

6 semester hours

EDUC 680U Content Specialization and Research I
EDUC 681U Content Specialization and Research II
M.Ed. CI

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction

Core Courses

18 semester hours

EDUC 650U Advanced Educational Psychology
EDUC 651U Assessment and Evaluation in Education
EDUC 652U Differentiated Instruction
EDUC 660U Curriculum Development
EDUC 653U Issues, Ethics and Policy in Education
EDUC 661U Instructional Leadership

Elective Courses

6 semester hours from among the following courses.

EDUC 524U Reading Foundations for Early Literacy Instruction
EDUC 526U Assessment, Intervention and Literacy Strategies for Elementary Readers
EDUC 527U Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Mathematics
EDUC 551U Cross Cultural Communications
EDUC 552U English Linguistics for TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
EDUC 554U Assessment of English Learners
EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
EDUC 558U Classroom Behavior and Management
EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students
EDUC 565U Foundations and Legal Aspects of Education
EDUC 568U Successful transition through Consultation and Collaboration
EDUC 569U Recognizing and Teaching Students with Disabilities – Accessing the General Education Curriculum
EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
EDUC 571U Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
EDUC 580U Curriculum Development and Instructional Strategies for Teaching English Learners
EDUC 598U Selected Topics
EDUC 675U Reflective Teaching Experience

Research Experience

6 semester hours

EDUC 680U Content Specialization and Research I
EDUC 681U Content Specialization and Research II

Capstone Experience

Comprehensive Written Examination to be completed during the final semester.

Program Option

Gifted Education

12 semester hours. Substitute the following courses as an alternative for a portion of Core Coursework.

EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students
EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
M.Ed. ELPS

Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Core

15 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses. Each course includes a 30-hour practicum.

EDUC 601U Foundations of Educational Leadership Studies
EDUC 602U Data for Decision-Making
EDUC 603U Leading and Supervising Instruction
EDUC 604U Communicating and Leading
EDUC 605U School Law and Ethics

Professional Studies

15 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses. Each course includes a 10-hour practicum.

EDUC 630U School Technology
EDUC 631U Fiscal Leadership
EDUC 632U Leading Change in Educational Settings
EDUC 633U School Culture and Human Resource Leadership
EDUC 634U Context of Educational Public Policy and Politics

Field Experience

7 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses. Reflective Leadership Seminar residency includes 170 hours in practicum.

EDUC 610U Reflective Leadership Seminar I
EDUC 611U Reflective Leadership Seminar II

Capstone Experience

All candidates must complete a Comprehensive Written Examination.

TLP Endorsements

TLP Endorsements

Initial Endorsement Areas

Students in the TLP program must select an initial endorsement area.

Elementary Education (PreK-6)

Requires UR BALA or any qualifying bachelor’s degree major

Secondary Content Areas (6-12)

Requires qualifying bachelor’s degree major

  • English
  • History & Social Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Comprehensive Content Areas (PreK-12)

Requires qualifying bachelor’s degree major

  • Foreign Language: French, German, Latin, Spanish
  • Theater Arts
  • Visual Arts

Program Options

Graduate TLP program students may also complete an add-on endorsement in Gifted Education. Elective coursework related to ESL and Special Education is also available. Consult your academic advisor to develop a personalized plan of study.

Gifted Education

12 semester hours. In consultation with your academic advisor, complete the following courses in addition to TLP requirements.

EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students
EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
M.Ed. CI Options

M.Ed. Program Options

Students in the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program must complete specific education and reserch courses. Students may also complete an add-on endorsement in Gifted Education. Elective coursework related to ESL and Special Education is also available. Please discuss the additional Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requirements with your academic advisor.

Gifted Education

12 semester hours. Substitute the following courses as an alternative for Core coursework in the M.Ed. program of study.

EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students
EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers

Key to Abbreviations

BALA: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Cert.: Graduate Certificate

CI: Curriculum & Instruction

ELPS: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

M.Ed.: Master of Education degree

TLP: Teacher Licensure Program

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