Mar 03, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Early, Elementary and Reading Education

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Phone: (540) 568-6255

Graduate Program Directors

Dr. Michelle Hughes                Dr. Holly McCartney                     Dr. Joy Myers

N. Barbour, T. Harris, M. Hughes, H. McCartney

Associate Professors
J. Almarode, G. Font, S. Kang, S. Mathur, P. Sullivan

Assistant Professors
A. Bodle, K. Dredger, K. Kavanagh, J. Myers, E. Thacker. R. Wilson


The Department of Early, Elementary and Reading Education is committed to preparing caring, knowledgeable, skilled and reflective professionals who are committed to teaching all children. The department emphasizes supervised clinical placements that provide candidates with experiences in diverse settings that have a wide range of ages and abilities. Graduates are eligible for additional endorsements and/or licensure in Virginia.

Programs of Study

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with a concentration in early childhood education, designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and are interested in initial licensure to teach young children in preschool and grades K-3.
  • Master of Arts (M.A.T.) with a concentration in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, a continuation of the undergraduate IECE program.
  • Master of Arts (M.A.T.) in elementary education, a continuation of the undergraduate program in elementary education.
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education with a concentration in reading education, designed for licensed teachers who are preparing to fill the role of reading specialist.


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