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DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Governance:
The Department of Teacher Education and Interdisciplinary Studies is the administrative unit that oversees the preparation of teachers. The unit’s program is approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Mission:
The mission of the Department of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies is to prepare candidates to become competent, highlight qualified and successful teachers.

Goals:
The goals of the Department of Teacher Education and Interdisciplinary Studies are as follows:
- Provide high quality, standards-based instruction that prepares candidates to meet the needs of diverse learners through the implementation and modeling of best practices
- Provide candidates with the content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to be successful in their fields of study
- Provide clinical experiences where candidates make connections and learn to apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions defined in our conceptual framework

Handbooks and Brochure:
Click here for the Practicum Handbook
- Click here for the Department’s Brochure
Click here for the Department’s Transition Criteria Form

- Click here for Quick Facts about the Department



 



Outlined Program of Study:
Interdisciplinary Studies: Elementary Education PK-6 Endorsement

General Education           49 Hours
IDS-Academic Core         38 Hours
Professional Studies        24 Hours
Field-Based                    12 Hours

EDU 220  Foundations of Education     
EDU 221FB  Foundations of Education FB      
EDU 321 Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners  
EDU 322FB  Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners  
EDU 323  Adaptive Constructivist Teaching     
EDU 324FB  Adaptive Constructivist Teaching     
EDU 331  Emergent Literacy and Developmental Reading I   
EDU 332FB  Emergent Literacy and Developmental Reading I   
EDU 340  Computers and Technology in Education    
EDU 341FB  Computers and Technology in Education    
EDU 358  Classroom/ Behavior Management     
EDU 359FB  Classroom/ Behavior Management     
EDU 422FB  Interdisciplinary Instruction: Design and Practice  
EDU 431 Emergent Literacy and Developmental Reading II  
EDU 432FB  Emergent Literacy and Developmental Reading II  
EDU 424 Student Teaching       
EDU 425  Reflective Teaching Colloquium/ Critical Issues   

Outlined Program of Study:
Interdisciplinary Studies: Exceptional Education

General Education          49 Hours
IDS-Academic Core         35 Hours
Professional Studies        24 Hours
Field-Based                    15 Hours

XED 250  Introduction to Special Education   
XED 251FB  Introduction to Special Education
XED 340 Characteristics of Exceptionalities
XED 341FB  Characteristics of Exceptionalities
XED 353  Language Acquisition for Exceptional Learners
XED 354FB  Language Acquisition for Exceptional Learners
XED 355  Vocational Exploration for Exceptional Children
XED 356FB  Vocational Exploration for Exceptional Children 
XED 358  Classroom Management for Exceptional Children
XED 359FB  Classroom Management for Exceptional Children
XED 453FB Instructional Programming for Learners
EDU 220  Foundations of Education
EDU 221FB  Foundations of Education
EDU 431 Emergent Literacy and Developmental Reading II
EDU 432FB  Emergent Literacy and Developmental Reading II
EDU 340  Computers and Technology in Education
EDU 341FB  Computers and Technology in Education
EDU 424 Student Teaching       
EDU 425  Reflective Teaching Colloquium/ Critical Issues 

 Outlined Program of Study: Content Area Majors: Secondary Education 6-12 Licensure Endorsements

The Department of Teacher Education and Interdisciplinary Studies offers a minor in Secondary Education (Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Business and Information Technology, History, and English). This will lead to a Bachelor of Arts Degree and teacher licensure with an endorsement for grades 6-12.

General Education               49 Hours
Academic Content Core       41 Hours
(Courses are defined by the academic major in congruence with competency requirements for teaching licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia)
Professional Studies           18 Hours
Field-Based                        12 Hours

EDU 220  Foundations of Education     
EDU 221FB  Foundations of Education FB      
EDU 321 Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners  
EDU 322FB  Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners  
EDU 329  Reading in the Content Areas
EDU 330FB  Reading in the Content Areas
EDU 340  Computers and Technology in Education    
EDU 341FB  Computers and Technology in Education    
EDU 358  Classroom/ Behavior Management     
EDU 359FB  Classroom/ Behavior Management
EDU 423FB Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Schools
EDU 424 Student Teaching       
EDU 425  Reflective Teaching Colloquium/ Critical Issues