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Education Programs

No matter the path you choose, MBC’s education programs integrate classroom and field experience, opportunities for collaborative research, civic and global engagement, personalized guidance, and leadership development. Each year, more MBC students — as a percentage of the student body — earn teacher licensure than at any other college in Virginia. About one-third of students completing an academic program at MBC also complete teacher licensure.

Programs offered:

  • BA: Offered through the College for Women or the Adult Degree Program. Undergraduate students earn a bachelor’s degree and teacher licensure at the elementary, middle, or secondary level. The degree combines the academic major, the minor in education, and a semester of student teaching.
  • BA/MAT: Undergraduate students may also take advantage of this program that leads to both a bachelor of arts and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Students may apply for the program at the end of their sophomore year.
  • PBTLPost-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure is for those who hold a baccalaureate degree and are seeking an initial teaching license.
  • MAT: The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for those who hold a baccalaureate degree and are seeking an initial teaching license through graduate coursework, completing licensure requirements as part of a masters degree.
  • MEd: The Master of Education degree is intended to further the careers of licensed professional educators or those who may be working in other positions related to the field of education. Concentration areas include: Adult and Higher Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Elementary Education, Environment Based Learning, Gifted Education, Leadership, and Special Education.

Endorsements Available:

Special Education: General Curriculum (K–12)
Elementary Education: (PK–6)
Middle School English (6–8)
Middle School Mathematics (6–8)
Middle School History and Social Science (6–8)
Middle School Science (6–8)
English (secondary)
Mathematics (secondary)
History and Social Science (secondary)
Biology (secondary)
Chemistry (secondary)
Earth Science (secondary)
Physics (secondary)
Business (secondary)
Art Education (PK–12)
Music Education: Vocal/Choral (PK–12)
Foreign Language: Spanish or French (PK–12)
Theater Arts (PK–12)
Gifted Education (K–12)