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Virginia Wesleyan University’s second graduate program, a Master of Arts in Education, has been approved by the Virginia Board of Education. Beginning in summer 2018, the M.A.Ed. will prepare future educators to teach and will give VWU students a more competitive edge on teaching positions in their chosen specializations. The program will offer graduate-level endorsement in biology, chemistry, earth science, English, French PreK-12, German PreK-12, Spanish PreK-12, Latin PreK-12, history and social sciences, mathematics, vocal/choral PreK-12, theatre arts PreK-12, and visual arts PreK-12. Programs in secondary and PreK-12 education will require a two-semester internship that culminates with a 10-12-week student-teaching experience. Program candidates will learn through predominantly face-to-face classroom experiences, but will also benefit from hybrid and online learning experiences. Other program highlights include coursework in cognition and human development, exceptional student populations to include special needs as well as gifted and talented, and collaboration with families and communities. The course of study will be staffed by full-time faculty and in collaboration with highly qualified public-school personnel who bring valuable expertise and experience in vital areas.The University was approved in December 2016 as a Level III institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), enabling VWU to offer the master’s degree as the highest degree. The M.A.Ed. joins the University’s online Master of Business Administration, which was launched this fall. To request additional information about graduate studies at Virginia Wesleyan University, visit: