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Elementary Education BAM

Learn more about earning both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years. Speak to an advisor today.

Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to a Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's program and obtain both a bachelor's degree and an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Elementary Education within an accelerated time frame. Students meeting the qualifications listed below may be admitted to this program following completion of 90 undergraduate credits. They may then take 12 graduate credits within their senior year (i.e., six credits will partially satisfy requirements of both the bachelor's degree and the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction; six credits will be completed as reserve graduate credit toward the MEd only). If students earn at least a 3.00 in these classes, they are granted advanced standing in the master's program and, upon completion of the bachelor's degree, must then take an additional 27 credits to earn the master's degree.

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Students may apply for acceptance to the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's program if the following requirements are met:

  • An overall GPA of at least 3.00
  • An official CEHD Endorsement Review must be completed and reflect that the student is within nine (9) credits of fulfilling the Elementary Education Pk-6 endorsement requirements. Visit cehd.gmu.edu/endorse/ in order to complete the endorsement review.

Application Procedures:

  1. Visit the Accelerated Master's admissions webpage for a step-by-step guide to applying and access the online application.
  2. The recommendation field within the online application is your undergraduate academic advisor. This will serve as the official signature from your undergraduate academic advisor approving your eligibility into the program.
  3. Complete the application and submit. Once you submit your application, you can upload any supplementary materials such as recommendations, resume, goals statement and endorsement worksheets.

If accepted and having completed at least 120 credits and all requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree (any)/Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Elementary Education and filing the Graduation Intent Form, students are awarded a bachelor's degree and admitted to the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Elementary Education program. Accelerated master's students must then fulfill all Elementary Education Pk-6 endorsement requirements, submit their official passing Praxis II (Elementary Education: Content Knowledge; test code 0014 or 5014) scores, submit their passing Virginia Communication and Literary Assessment (VCLA) scores, and submit their passing Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education (RVE) scores prior to internship application deadline.



Bachelor’s Degree (any)/Curriculum and Instruction, Accelerated MEd (Elementary Education Concentration) (PDS Yearlong)

Semester/Year

Level

Courses

Fall Senior
Year (UG)
UG/GR 1*
Fall Senior
Year (UG)
UG/GR 1*
Spring Senior
Year (UG)
Reserve 2**
Spring Senior
Year (UG)
Reserve 2**
Summer Master's Semester 1
Summer Master's
Semester 1
Summer Master's
Semester 1

Fall

Master's
Semester 2

Fall

Master's
Semester 2

Fall

Master's
Semester 2

Fall

Master's
Semester 2

Spring

Master's
Semester 3

Spring

Master's
Semester 3

*Course counts for both the Bachelor’s Degree (any)/Curriculum and Instruction and MEd degree.
**Course is taken for Reserve Graduate Credit, and will only apply to the MEd degree.