The Masters of Education in Elementary Education leads to PreK-6 teacher certification in the state of Virginia upon the successful completion of all program requirements including Praxis I, Praxis II, the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) and the Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE) Assessment. Courses emphasize best practices for instruction and assessment as well as preparation needed for PreK-6 students to master the Standards of Learning (SOL). As a key element in each professional studies course, the teacher candidate will be placed in a given practicum placement. Through carefully structured placements, teacher candidates apply theoretical constructs and research-based practices in authentic settings, providing the opportunity to observe elementary students and teachers in action as well as participate in important activities (i.e. parent events) and interview key personnel (i.e. teachers, principals).
“I wanted you to know how highly I think of the Elementary Education Program at Regent University. From the first time I met with the Regent staff, I knew there was something special about this program. I am excited to say that the program has provided me with the knowledge I needed to pass all three of the required state tests for this program on the first try. I just found out my Praxis II scores and was elated. I wanted to pass this along to you to applaud the program and its courses.”
Emily VanCoverden, Elementary Education