Teacher Education & Leadership graduate programs

M.S. in Education

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Ideal for practicing and prospective educators. Includes options for licensure and non-licensure and specific content area studies.

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M.S. in Literacy Education

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Ideal for practicing teachers. The reading specialist (K-12) program leads to a Master of Science in literacy education.

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M.S. in Special Education

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Ideal for practicing and prospective educators. Design a program of study to meet your interests and teacher licensure needs.

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M.S. in Education - Mathematics Education

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Ideal for practicing and prospective educators within secondary and higher education. A fully online program.

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M.S. in Educational Leadership

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Designed to prepare professional personnel to fill positions as preK-12 school principals or instructional supervisors in Virginia.

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General Information

Graduate studies in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership are designed to prepare graduate students for administrative, supervisory and related instructional and non-instructional positions in Virginia’s educational system.

Each major or program of study requires a series of courses unique to that discipline. Careful selection of electives and supporting courses permits a graduate student to develop an individualized program of study with an emphasis on one or more of the following areas:

  • Results-oriented teaching skills (preschool through administration)
  • Preparation for various professional areas within education
  • Additional endorsement for teachers already licensed
  • Preparation for doctoral studies

Next Steps

  • Potential graduate students who are interested in a master's degree and/or licensure coursework in general education (elementary, middle, or secondary) are encouraged to contact the Education Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Wendy Eckenrod-Green, at 540-831-5835.
  • Potential graduate students who are interested in a master's degree or licensure coursework in the special education field are encouraged to contact the Special Education Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Liz Altieri, at 540-831-5590.
  • Potential graduate students who are interested in a master’s degree in educational leadership are encouraged to contact the Educational Leadership Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Brad Bizzell, at 540-831-5140. 
  • Potential graduate students who are interested in a master’s degree or certificate in mathematics education are encouraged to contact the Mathematics Education Program Coordinator, Dr. Darryl Corey, at 540-831-7622.
  • Potential graduate students who are interested in a master’s degree or certificate in literacy education are encouraged to contact the Literacy Education Program Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Jones-Powell, at 540-831-5311.

All potential graduate students should begin by completing the Request for Information Form.