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Career Switcher Program:Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the program?

The Career Switcher Program is 15 weeks long in the Fall and Spring. The summer program is 7 weeks long. Program duration is subject to change.

Do you have evening and weekend appointments?

Yes. If you need to schedule an evening or weekend appointment, please call 757-453-6856.

What does the term "endorsement" mean?

What you are licensed to teach

What steps do I need to take in order to get an endorsement in Elementary Education?

Order official transcripts from all colleges and universities, and call 453-6856 to get advised. See the application checklist.

Is student teaching required for this program?

No. A thirty-hour field placement is the only required field experience in the program.


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