Mary Baldwin’s College of Education programs go beyond preparing superior classroom teachers — which we do so well that a higher percentage of Mary Baldwin graduates earn initial teacher licensure than from any other college in Virginia.
Whether you are a professional looking to switch careers into teaching, a seasoned educator or administrator interested in sharpening skills or adding specialization, or someone who wants to put your skills to work in a non-traditional educational setting, Mary Baldwin offers a clear path to your goal. Emphasizing leadership development in all arenas, our programs are continually evolving to respond to critical needs in schools as well as in other fields.
Identified year after year as the top teacher shortage areas in Virginia, special education is one of the most sought-after endorsement areas in both undergraduate and graduate programs at Mary Baldwin.
Find your path to Virginia teacher licensure through our undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate programs.
Combine an academic major with professional coursework in education to earn a traditional undergraduate degree and Virginia teacher licensure.
- Liberal Arts and Educational Studies (major)
- Education (minor)
- Exercise Leadership (minor)
- Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching (BA/MAT): Advanced degree with initial teacher licensure
- Bachelor of Arts/Master of Education (BA/MEd): Advanced degree and expertise in an educational profession that does not require licensure
MBU offers two graduate degrees for educators. The MAT is designed for those who hold an undergraduate degree and who are seeking initial Virginia teacher licensure. The MEd is for licensed teachers who hold an undergraduate degree and for those in related educational fields where licensure does not apply.
The College of Education offers coursework through multiple delivery systems, including in-person, online, and hybrid formats. Designed with working students in mind, several graduate courses and programs are available completely online. Many others are primarily online and meet occasionally in the evening or on Saturday.
Professional Development Institutes
An exciting and innovative series of Professional Development Institutes (PDIs) for students as well as local teachers and administrators. Institutes are scheduled for fall and spring in Staunton, Charlottesville, Richmond, and Roanoke.
See the details about endorsement areas offered through the College of Education...
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