Minor in Elementary Education (PreK - 6)


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.  



  • 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.


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Student-Faculty Pair Tackles Multicultural Teaching and Learning

“Having this opportunity to plan and implement lessons for a year has been a real benefit,” says Musgrove. “I know that the kids have also benefited – how could you not from learning about another culture?”

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