Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Elementary Education - Licensure


  • Intensives: EDUC 504, 623, and 532 (or 632); must have three intensives.
  • Field Experiences and Student Teaching
  • Content competencies must be completed PRIOR to student teaching; remaining courses must be registered and updated on your content competencies evaluation form PRIOR to applying for Gate 3 (contact for your evaluation and updates).
  • Licensure test information (passing scores required PRIOR to applying for Gate 3*)
  • VCLA
  • RVE
  • Praxis II:
    • Praxis II - Elementary Education:  Multiple Subjects (taken after 7/1/2014) 
    • Praxis II -  Content Knowledge (taken before 7/1/2014)


NOTE: Adding an endorsement is STRONGLY recommended to enhance employment opportunities. See the notes on the DCP for more information about adding an endorsement.

*All unofficial transcripts are required for competency evaluations. Please email copies of transcripts to or fax them to 434-455-1286.

VDOE: An individual who holds a teaching license may add an additional endorsement to the license by passing Praxis II. This testing option does not apply to individuals who are seeking an elementary education endorsement.