Our Basic Qualifications

Elementary Education Track, Master of Teaching

  • LSEE major at VCU or Liberal Arts equivalent
  • 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of your college work
  • 3 credits of human growth and development
  • 12 credits of English (composition, oral, and literature)
  • 12 credits of math
  • 12 credits of in science (2 disciplines + 1 lab course)
  • 9 credits in history (American and world history)
  • 6 credits in social science (geography and economics) and 6 credits in arts and humanities
  • Passing scores on the GRE, VCLA, and the Praxis Subject Test: Elementary Education (5001) which includes 4 sub-tests in Math, Reading & Language, Science and Social Studies.
  • A passion to impact high-needs and hard-to-staff schools
  • A fundamental respect for all students
  • A desire to teach for change

Special Education Track (SPED), Master of Education

  • Any major
  • 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of your college work
  • Passing scores on the GRE and VCLA (Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment /both reading and writing)
  • A passion to impact high-needs and hard-to-staff schools
  • A fundamental respect for all students
  • An understanding that all students learn differently; and that all students can be positioned for success
  • The creativity, ability and passion to translate complex ideas into a variety of medians to meet the differing needs of learners
  • A desire to teach for change

Elementary Education Track, Graduate Certificate in Teaching

  • Any major
  • 3 credits of human growth and development
  • 6 credits of English
  • 6 credits of math
  • 9 credits of science in 2 different science disciplines
  • 3 credits of history
  • 3 credits of either geography or economics
  • 3 credits of an applied arts course
  • Passing scores on the GRE, VCLA (Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment /both reading and writing), and the Praxis Subject Test: Elementary Education (5001) which includes 4 sub-tests in Math, Reading and Language, Science and Social Studies
  • A passion to impact high-needs and hard-to-staff schools
  • A fundamental respect for all students
  • A desire to teach for change

Secondary Education Track Qualifications

  • A major in what you would like to teach (math, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, environmental science, English, history, international relations or political science).
  • Relevant content courses in the area you would like to teach (English, Math, Science, Social Studies).
  • 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of your college work
  • Passing scores on the GRE,  VCLA (Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment /both reading and writing) , and the Praxis Subject Test for your content area (what you will be teaching)
  • A passion to impact high-needs and hard-to-staff schools
  • A fundamental respect for all students
  • A desire to teach for change

If you are passionate about social justice — about teaching for change — about changing lives, communities, and student outcomes — then RTR is where you need to be.