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Elementary Education  Master's


What is Elementary Education at WVU like?


The Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies, Social and Cultural Foundations, Educational Leadership Studies offers opportunities for graduate study, teacher certification and research leading to a master's degree with initial certification.

This program prepares individuals to become educators in the classroom. The primary purposes of the graduate programs in this department are to provide increased knowledge, skills and professional competencies for licenses related to each specialty area in the department (Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies, Social and Cultural Foundations, Educational Leadership Studies).

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: August 1

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What are the requirements to apply for Elementary Education at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Elementary Education graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Statement of Purpose

Additional application considerations:

  • Passing required West Virginia Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators tests in reading, writing and math. (Reading, 156; Writing, 162; and Math, 150)

Certain application requirements may be waived based on a preliminary review of an application by program

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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