Master of Arts in Education
The Education Department at Virginia Wesleyan University offers coursework leading to a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) leading to initial licensure with secondary 6-12 endorsement in six content areas and preK-12 endorsement in seven content areas. Candidates in the MAEd program develop the knowledge, understanding, skills, and dispositions they need to teach effectively in today’s diverse and ever-changing classrooms.
The MAEd Program provides coursework and field experiences leading to initial Virginia teacher licensure. The Program is a unique, field-based course of study that combines theories of learning and pedagogy with meaningful field experiences to help teacher candidates develop a thorough understanding of the issues surrounding teaching and learning. Central to this innovative program is a 2-semester internship in school settings that begins in the fall semester and culminates with a 10-12-week student teaching experience in the spring.
Students pursuing the MAEd degree must meet admission requirements, and once accepted, must be enrolled full-time. However, with proof of licensure, teachers can register as part-time students for MAEd courses through the Take Five Program with a 50% reduction in Evening and Weekend tuition costs.