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Middle School Education (6-8th grade) Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement Program

For individuals who have earned a non-teaching Bachelor's degree from a regionally  accredited institution and wish to qualify for the initial Virginia teaching license in grades 6-8th. 


 2013-2014 Curriculum



Teacher Education Handbook


  • Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum overall  GPA of 2.75
  • Passing score on Praxis I or equivalent scores on SAT or ACT as prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education
  • Go to Non-degree Admissions and submit the Application for Non-degree Entry and Application for In-state Tuition to the Office of Admissions.  Read "General Information"
  • Submit the Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement  Application (schedule an appointment in the Office of Teacher Education Services and Advising with program advisor,  757-683-3348)
  • See curriculum sheet  (Links can be found in the table in the top right corner of this page.)

Continuance:    Must be met prior to the start of the teacher candidate internship semester.

  • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.75
  • Passing score on Praxis II for the appropriate Middle School content:
    • Middle School English, Test Code 0049, passing score of 164
    • Middle School Mathematics, Test Code 0069, passing score of 163
    • Middle School Science, Test Code 0439, passing score of 162
    • Middle School Social Studies, Test Code 0089, passing score of 160
  • Passing score of 470 on the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) Code 091 and 092
  • Complete all course work  required in your program of study with at least a C-
  • Submit the teacher candidate internship application for student teaching placement in accordance with the established deadlines.


Apply for the Initial Virginia Teaching License