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Welcome to the School of Teacher Education and Leadership!
Radford University was founded as a Normal School for teachers in 1910 and has remained a leader in teacher education ever since. Today, the School of Teacher Education and Leadership is defined by our strong partnerships with public schools and our diverse programs that prepare teachers and administrators to serve children from birth through grade 12. The School is part of the College of Education and Human Development, whose reputation is nationally renowned for preparing responsive and engaged professionals who teach, lead and serve.
Our candidates become highly skilled and participate in practical experiences in their fields of study. Our faculty feature expertise and research agendas in areas such as high impact teaching strategies, cultural responsiveness, instructional technology, globalization of the curriculum and interdisciplinary teaching. Our undergraduate curriculum also ensures that students have meaningful pathways to fulfill the general education requirements in Scientific and Quantitative REASONING, Humanistic or Artistic EXPRESSION, Cultural or Behavioral ANALYSIS, and Applied LEARNING.
The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree encompasses five concentrations. Professional licensure is obtained at the undergraduate level in Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Middle Grades, and Special Education-Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Licensure in Special Education-General & Adapted Curriculum is obtained at the graduate level.
Graduates of the undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies Degree, concentrating in Special Education are eligible to complete a fifth-year Master's degree in Special Education with K-12 licensure in General and Adapted Curriculum. Students who complete an undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies Degree in Early Childhood Special Education are eligible to complete a fifth-year Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with licensure in PreK-3rd Grade. Initial professional licensure can also be obtained with a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction or Special Education.
The School of Teacher Education and Leadership also offers a variety of graduate programs, including Master of Science degrees in Curriculum and Instruction (non-licensure), Educational Leadership, and Literacy Education, and a Doctorate in Education. Add-on endorsements and certificates are also available.