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Teacher Education Department

The Teacher Education department seeks to develop teachers who will positively impact the lives of students. Five elementary and secondary education programs lead to teacher certification in the state of Virginia upon the successful completion of all program requirements including the Praxis® Subject Assessment(s) specific to the licensure endorsement area, the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment, and for primary and elementary educators only, the Reading for Educators Assessment.  Courses emphasize the skill set needed for effective educators to meet the needs of today’s students as well as the preparation needed for students to master the Standards of Learning (SOL). The Early Childhood Education program is offered online for those who are not seeking a teaching license.

Attention Teacher Preparation Students

Early/Primary and Elementary Education Content Knowledge. Those preparing to teach grades PreK-3 or PreK-6 must pass the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment, the Reading for Virginia Educators assessments, and the Praxis Elementary Education Multiple Subjects Assessment.

  • VCLA (Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment)
  • Reading for Virginia Educators (5306/0306)
  • Praxis Test: Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Assessment [combined test code 5001]
    The assessment is taken as one test in four parts:
    • Reading and Language Arts Subtest [5002] score 157
    • Mathematics Subtest [5003] score 157
    • Social Studies Subtest [5004] score 155
    • Science Subtest [5005] score 159

*To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee. Score reports for individuals who took the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) prior to July 1, 2015, will be accepted provided the candidate met the passing score effective at the time the test was taken.

Secondary Education: Content Knowledge. Those preparing to teach grades 6-12 must pass the Praxis test related to their primary field of study and the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment.

  • Praxis Test: English Language Arts: Content Knowledge [5038], score 167, or
  • Praxis Test: Mathematics: Content Knowledge [5161], score 160, or
  • Praxis Test: Social Studies: Content Knowledge [5081], score 161, and the
  • VCLA (Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment)