Non-Degree Professional Studies Course Series


Are you teaching on a Provisional Teaching License in a Virginia public school, preK-12, and need to fulfill your Professional Studies course requirements? Or, are you interested in teaching, but would like an alternative to a full-time teacher education program?

The Curry School of Education and Human Development offers individualized advising and flexible online coursework designed to help you meet the Professional Studies course requirements for the alternate route to licensure available in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

These course series, outlined below, meet the Professional Studies course requirements that are required by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) for licensure in the different endorsement areas: Early/Primary and Elementary Education; Middle Education; and Secondary, K-12 and Special Education. Students enrolled in a Professional Studies course series will be given guidance on how to pursue a Virginia teaching license through the alternative licensure path.

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Program Details


  • Course Overview

     

    Early/primary and elementary education:
    1. EDLF 5160-Lifespan Development
    2. EDIS 5025-Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, preK-12
    3. EDIS 5041-Behavior and Classroom Management
    4. EDLF 7601-Social Foundations of Education
    5. EDIS 7720- Language Structures and Phonics
    6. EDIS 7700-Foundations of Reading Instruction
    Middle education:
    1. EDLF 5160-Lifespan Development
    2. EDIS 5025-Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, preK-12
    3. EDIS 5041-Behavior and Classroom Management
    4. EDLF 7601-Social Foundations of Education
    5. EDIS 7720- Language Structures and Phonics
    6. EDIS 5710-Reading in the Content Areas
    Secondary, PreK-12, and Adult Education:
    1. EDLF 5160-Lifespan Development
    2. EDIS 5025-Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, preK-12*
    3. EDIS 5041-Behavior and Classroom Management
    4. EDLF 7601-Social Foundations of Education
    5. EDIS 5710-Reading in the Content Areas

    *if your specific preK-12 endorsement is in ESL, substitute EDIS 5424; if your specific preK-12 endorsement is in foreign language, substitute EDIS 5480

    Special Education:
    1. EDLF 5160-Lifespan Development
    2. EDIS 5025-Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, preK-12
    3. EDIS 5041-Behavior and Classroom Management
    4. EDLF 7601-Social Foundations of Education
    5. EDIS 7720- Language Structures and Phonics
    6. EDIS 7700-Foundations of Reading Instruction

    PLEASE NOTE-3 credit hours in "Assessment of and for learning" are also required to satisfy the Virginia Department of Education's professional studies requirements for all categories of licensure listed above. Please contact Courtney Sullivan at cb8tq@virginia.edu for more information

  • Important Dates

    Fall and Spring courses start and end according to the University of Virginia academic calendar. Summer courses are run through the Curry School calendar and specific dates are announced in early Spring. Students may start taking classes at the start of any semester, including summer. 

    Students should fill out the Non-Degree Student form at least a week before the start of the desired term. Early submission is recommended to secure spots in desired classes.

    Students may take courses at their leisure. Once they have completed the requirements set forth by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), they may apply to the VDOE for initial licensure.

  • How to Enroll

    Students interested in taking courses in this series must fill out a Non-Degree Student form; no application is needed.

  • Tuition, Fees, and Funding Opportunities

    Discounted tuition is available for K-12 educators.

    Tuition and Fees information.

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.