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Elementary Education

Interested in becoming an elementary teacher who is prepared to address issues of equity and advance opportunity for young people? Faculty in the department of Curriculum & Instruction engage teacher candidates in foundational coursework and prepare them to use research-driven methods to engage diverse learners and promote positive and equitable learning outcomes. The sequence of coursework closely aligns with clinical field experiences, preparing teacher candidates for a spring semester of student teaching. The Elementary Education programs lead to initial certification and are designed for students who are not already certified.

There are three pathways at William & Mary to become an elementary educator with a teaching endorsement for grades PK-6: