College of Graduate Studies and Research
- Davis College of Business and Education
- College of Education and Human Development
- College of Graduate Studies and Research
- Waldron College of Health and Human Services
- College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
- Artis College of Science and Technology
- College of Visual and Performing Arts
- Other Offices and Departments
- Master of Science in Nursing Administration
- MFA in Design Thinking
- Health Sciences Dual Degree Track (MS to DHSc)
- Physician Assistant
- Teacher Education & Leadership
- Master's Degrees in Music
- Doctor of Health Sciences
- Master of Science in Nursing
- Master of Social Work
- English Graduate Programs
- MFA in Studio Art
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Counselor Education
- Master of Occupational Therapy
- Master of Criminal Justice
- Master of Business Administration
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- M.S. in Athletic Training
- Master of Healthcare Administration
- Master of Science in Health Sciences
- M.S. in Strategic Communication
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
Teacher Education & Leadership graduate programs
M.S. in Education
Ideal for practicing and prospective educators. Includes options for licensure and non-licensure and specific content area studies.Learn more
M.S. in Educational Leadership
Designed to prepare professional personnel to fill positions as preK-12 school principals or instructional supervisors in Virginia.Learn more
M.S. in Special Education
Ideal for practicing and prospective educators. Design a program of study to meet your interests and teacher licensure needs.Learn more
M.S. in Literacy Education
Ideal for practicing teachers. The reading specialist (K-12) program leads to a Master of Science in literacy education.Learn more
Ed.D in Education
Designed to prepare practicing professional educators to fill positions as educational leaders at the district level in Virginia.Learn more
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
- 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. Ryan Smith, at 540-831-6158.
- 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. Karen Douglas, at 540-831-5313.
- 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. Katie Hilden-Clouse, at 540-831-6400.
- Potential graduate students who are interested in the doctor of education program are encouraged to contact the Ed.D. Program Coordinator, Dr. Theresa Burriss, at 540-831-6857.
All potential graduate students should begin by completing the Request for Information Form.