This Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL) program is designed for teachers with one or more years of teaching or education-related experience who want to continue growing professionally. Coursework covers foundational knowledge, instructional and assessment strategies, and preparation for literacy coaches and staff developers. This program leads to eligibility for Virginia K-12 Reading Specialist licensure. The courses, aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, help teachers think and practice as board-certified teachers. The program develops teacher-leaders who practice reflection through action-research, problem-based learning, and self-inquiry, and teacher expertise in a concentration that will identify the teacher as a potential leader in that area.
What it costs
The cost for this program is $693.25 per credit hour for VA state residents, $893.25 per credit hour for Non-VA residents. There is a 15% PreK-12 VA Educators Discount available for VA state residents who are eligible and apply. See the Cost tab below for a breakdown of tuition and fees. All of Mason’s tuition rates and fees can be found on our Student Accounts site.
This program has an application deadline of April 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring. For all application information and deadlines, see the CEHD Admissions site.Request Info