Five-Year Programs

**New admittance into the 5-year programs will be discontinued starting Fall 2020.  Please refer to our new 4-year programs

The College of Education offers four, accelerated five-year undergraduate-graduate initial licensure teacher education programs. Students begin education coursework and field experiences at the undergraduate level, graduate with their class receiving their bachelor’s degree with a liberal arts or sciences major, and return for one more year during which they complete graduate education coursework, an internship, and a research study. Each program concludes with a Masters degree. Students in Elementary Education earn a Masters in Science (M.S.) and the Secondary, PreK-12 and Special Education pathways earn a Masters in Education (M.Ed.).

To learn more, select a pathway below.

Five-Year Programs

Questions about the programs, contact:

Dr. April Brecht
Director of Advising Center Services
Phone: (540) 286-8032

Dr. Christy Irish
Program Director for Elementary, PreK-12 and Secondary Education
Phone:  (540) 654-1775

Dr. Melissa Jenkins
Program Director of Special Education
Phone: (540) 654-5865