The Department of Education offers a minor in education which is a sequential program designed to enable qualified students to enter teaching at the elementary and secondary levels. These education courses must be combined appropriately with specified general education courses and with the requisite courses in the student's major program or teaching field. Such a structured program will enable students to meet the requirements prescribed by the Virginia State Board of Education http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/index.shtml for the Collegiate Professional License in grades 6-12 with an endorsement in the individual student's teaching field and pre-K - 6 for the elementary endorsement. Several endorsements are preK-12 (music and world languages). The Virginia State Board of Education Collegiate Professional License also requires candidates to complete successfully required standardized competency assessments. Information on these assessments is available in the education department and online with the Virginia Department of Education http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/prof_teacher_assessment.pdf
For further information about the education minor contact:Dr. Brenda DavisChairperson, Education DepartmentRandolph-Macon CollegeP.O. Box 5005Ashland, Virginia 23005-5505(804) 752-3149 firstname.lastname@example.org orLeslie T. Roberson, Director of Teacher Preparation and Educational Outreach(804) email@example.com
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