Minor in Elementary Education (PreK - 6)

MINOR IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION:  TEACHING IN THE DIVERSE CLASSROOM

A minor in Elementary Education (PreK-6) requires seven units, including Education 210, 221, 230, 242, 320, 338 and TESL 220.

NOTE: Completion of a minor in Elementary Education does not meet all requirements for elementary teacher licensure. An overall 2.5 GPA, 2.5 GPA in the minor, Virginia Communications and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) passing score, and successful Praxis I math test scores or the SAT/ACT equivalency, as outlined below, are required for granting the minor.  

MANDATED TESTS

 

  • Praxis I Math
    Minimum Score:  178

NOTE Score Substitutions:

SAT or ACT score substitution will be allowed in lieu of Praxis I math (SAT total score ≥ 1100 with Math ≥ 530 and Verbal ≥ 530) or (ACT composite score ≥ 24 with Math ≥ 22 and English + Reading ≥ 46).

  • Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)                                                      Minimum Score:  470
  • Virginia Reading Assessment (VRA) - Elementary Licensure Candidates Only                              Minimum Score:  235
  • Praxis II Specialty Area Test

NOTE:  Students should take Praxis II in their specialty area based on the guidance of their education advisor.  Minimum scores for each Praxis II specialty area test are available in the Education Handbook.

 

 
Roanoke College graduate and teacher takes learning full circle at prominent summer education conference

Roanoke College graduate and teacher takes learning full circle at prominent summer education conference

Now a full-time teacher, Danny McNamara '01 has returned to the Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning as a participant and a small group leader for the past two years.

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