Program Description

The Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL) program, aligned with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), develops teacher-leaders who practice reflection through action-research, problem-based learning, self-inquiry, and teacher expertise. Designed for those with one or more years of teaching or education-related experience, this program provides a focus on theory and strategies in literacy and reading, with coursework in various areas like ESOL, special education, psychology, secondary and elementary education, early childhood, and writing.

What it costs

The cost is $595.00 per credit hour for VA state residents or $505.75 per credit hour for VA state residents who are eligible and apply for the 15% PreK-12 VA Educators Discount. All out of state students qualify for an automatic 40% discount and a cost of $795.00 per credit hour. Fees include a $35 per credit hour Distance Education fee. Education Resource, New Student, and other mandatory university and course fees may apply.

Application Deadline

This program has an application deadline of April 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring.

Want to learn more?

Check out the Curriculum and Instruction, ASTL: Literacy PK-12 Classroom Teachers Concentration (MEd) program on the College of Education and Human Development website.

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Program Summary

80 Percent Online

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Concentration: ASTL: Literacy PK-12 Classroom Teachers

Degree: MEd

College/School: College of Education and Human Development

Credits: 30 total

Requires intensive summer session on campus