Master of Teaching - Elementary Education
Do you want to be an elementary school teacher working with students grades K-6? Our top-ranked program for elementary education prepares teachers to support the academic and social-emotional growth of young learners.
Curry Elementary Teachers Are:
- Knowledgeable about:
- Children and their developmental trajectories across the elementary years
- The range of subject areas included in the elementary school day
- Evidence-based pedagogical methods in different subject areas
- Formative and summative assessment practices to monitor and support student learning
- Committed to teaching all children and working in collaboration with their families and guardians
- Reflective about their teaching and engaged in continuous professional development and instructional improvement
- Collaborative with colleagues, in service of children, schools, communities, and the profession
- Dedicated to advocating for equity and social justice in their classrooms, schools, and communities
B/MT Elementary Education
(Five-year program for undergraduates)
In this program, you have the opportunity to earn a Baccalaureate degree from the College of Arts and Sciences (B.A. or B.S.) or from Curry (B.S.Ed. in YSI) and a Master of Teaching (M.T.) degree from the Curry School of Education. Degrees are awarded simultaneously at the end of the five-year program of studies. You earn licensure with endorsement in Elementary Education (grades preK-6).
PG/MT Elementary Education
(Post-graduate program for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree)
In this program, you have the opportunity to earn a Master of Teaching (M.T.) degree from the Curry School of Education. In two years, you earn licensure with endorsement in Elementary Education (grades preK-6). Post-graduate students have the opportunity to accelerate the program and complete it in one and a half years.
The Curry School offers a unique fellowship opportunity through Frederick County Public Schools, Goochland County Public Schools, and Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Through this partnership, candidates may apply to complete the last year of the program as a year-long residency that incorporates both the traditional fall student teaching semester and the following spring semester. See the Teaching Fellows webpage for more information.
Our Success Is Your Success
Best Elementary Education Program in the U.S.
Puzzling Over Student Teaching
The question weighing on the mind of every student teacher is, “Where do I start?” Learn about Claire Cantrell's (MT ' 14 Elementary Ed) experience collaborating with her mentor teacher, so that when you enter the classroom you will feel as prepared as possible.
Admissions are rolling. We encourage you to apply by February 1. Applications received after February 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
**Exciting announcement: All application fees have been waived for PGMT students applying to start in Fall 2018. Apply today!**
The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php.