Master of Arts in Teaching [M.A.T.] Programs are approved for the following initial teaching endorsements: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education.
Advanced Master of Education [M.Ed.] Programs are approved for licensure of advanced school personnel in: Administration/Supervision, School Counseling, and Program Specialist and a non-licensure Teaching & Learning program
All of our programs demand high academic and moral standards of our students. Completion of a master's degree program in the School of Education implies thorough knowledge of the content of the student's major.
Those desiring to receive licensure in the State of Virginia must meet licensure criteria. The School of Education may require certain prerequisites for the Master's degree candidate coming from a non-educational undergraduate background or who needs to meet the equivalent of an academic major in a liberal arts area.
The maximum transfer hours allowed for the Master of Education is 6 hours. Course work for the Masters programs are offered in multiple delivery formats, including on-campus and off-campus options. Licensure Masters programs require a minimum of 9 hours in the residential formats, which may be completed in one-week during summer months.