A top teacher of teachers, Mary Baldwin College plays a critical role in combating what the National Education Association describes as a national teacher shortage that “has reached crisis proportions in some areas.” Mary Baldwin’s teacher education program earned accreditation by the national Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), a prestigious recognition that demonstrates, “We don’t just think we’re doing a good job, we know we are,” according to former director Carole Grove.
Our coed Graduate Teacher Education programs offer opportunities to take teaching to a higher level by earning full licensure through the Virginia Department of Education or strengthening skills with a master’s degree that focuses on a specific field.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed for students who have a non-education undergraduate degree and are seeking initial licensure along with their master’s degree.
The Master of Education (MEd) is a professional degree designed for those who are seeking advanced study in the field of education. This program is intended for those who are already licensed or who are pursuing careers that do not require teacher licensure. Our signature program in Environment-Based Learning is one of the eight avenues MEd candidates can choose to focus their studies.
Mary Baldwin College’s Comprehensive Certificate in the Area of Autism Spectrum Disorders will help health services professionals and parents work with and provide support to individuals with ASD in schools and in the greater community.