Special Education K-12
Elementary Education PK-6
Middle Education 6-8
Secondary Education 6-12 (art, biology, business, chemistry, English, French, Spanish, math, music, social studies, or theatre arts with college major in endorsement area)
Mary Baldwin teachers stand out because they are confident, compassionate, and effective. The college’s education programs integrate classroom and experiential learning, 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.
Explore the many paths to becoming a (better) teacher at MBC.
- 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 the five-year 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.
- PBTL: Post-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 at the elementary or middle school level or in special education (PK-12).
- MEd: The Master of Education degree is intended to further the careers of professional educators who are licensed and teaching in the K-12 classroom or working in other positions related to the field of education. The Mary Baldwin MEd program is also a great option if you are looking for continuing education courses for teachers.