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
Applicants to this program should attend to this mission statement when writing the required goal statement.
B/MT Elementary Education
(Five-year program for UVA 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 or Speech Communication Disorders) and a Master of Teaching (M.T.) degree from the Curry School of Education and Human Development. 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 and Human Development. 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.
Check out our Elementary Education Advising Guide for a comprehensive list of program offerings, requirements, and resources.
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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.
U.S. News & World Report
Best Elementary Education Program in the U.S.
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Admissions are rolling. All elementary education programs begin in the fall. We encourage you to apply by February 1 prior to the fall in which you plan to start. The final deadline for applications is May 1 prior to the semester of entry.
**Exciting announcement: All application fees have been waived for PGMT students applying to start in Fall 2018 or Fall 2019. Apply today!**
Student and Alumni Profiles
- Class of 2018: Cameron Fleming
- UVA Sets Record with 16 Fulbright Recipients
- Alumni Profile: Vina Nguyen
- Alumni Profile: Deanna Isley
Faculty Contributions and Research
- UVA Professor Promotes Equity in Mathematics in New Leadership Role
- Curry Professor Elected President of National Organization
- Curry Team Aims to Pinpoint the Preparation that Makes the Best Teachers
- Study: Academic Growth of African-American Students Fostered Best by High Expectations
- Culturally Relevant Math
- "Eyeballs in the Fridge" Needed to Entice Early Interest in Science, Study Finds
- Curry Prof. Berry Earns All-University Teaching Award
- Prof. Cohen Named to Emerging Education Policy Scholars Program
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.