Virginia Union University, the historically Black educational institution in Richmond, has announced that it will be offering a new master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. The new graduate degree program will be offered by the Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education, Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The degree program, which is designed to be completed in two years, offers three areas of emphasis: elementary education, special education, and urban education.
Joy Lawson Davis, an associate professor and chair of the teacher education program at the university stated, “We need teacher leaders and problem solvers. This program is designed to prepare persons to lead teachers as instructional coaches or to pursue additional work as school administrators.”
The new master’s degree program is the first graduate program at the university offered outside the university’s School of Theology.