Graduate Programs

Master of Education, Post Baccalaureate Initial Licensure Programs

The College of Education offers seven Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs for adults who have earned a bachelor’s degree (i.e., you are post baccalaureate), may have some professional work experience, and want to obtain teaching credentials. This program is designed to meet the needs of adult learners, with courses offered in the evenings and/or offered in a blended or online format. The program of study combines course work and field experiences to prepare candidates for teacher licensure.

M.Ed., Post Baccalaureate Programs

  • Elementary Education (Grades PreK-6)
  • Middle Grades Education (Grades 6-8)
  • PreK-12 Education (Grades PreK-12)
  • Secondary Education (Grades 6-12)
  • Special Education: Adapted Curriculum (Grades K-12)
  • Special Education: General Curriculum (Grades K-12)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (Grades PreK-12)

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Master of Education, Professional Development or Added Endorsements

The College of Education offers six Master of Education (M.Ed.) degrees for Professional Development or Added Endorsement is offered for practicing teachers who already possess initial licensure and is designed to provide opportunities for continuing professional development, master’s level licensure for teachers and other school personnel, or endorsements in teaching or administration. Students in these programs must possess a collegiate professional or postgraduate professional Virginia license.

M.Ed., Professional Development or Added Endorsements

  • Diverse Student Populations
  • Educational Leadership
  • English as a Second Language
  • Literacy Specialist
  • Secondary Mathematics
  • Special Education: Adapted Curriculum (Grades K-12)
  • Special Education: General Curriculum (Grades K-12)

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Graduate Endorsement and Certificate Programs

The College of Education offers three graduate endorsement and certificates for prospective students who possess both a bachelor’s degree and a valid Virginia collegiate professional or a postgraduate professional license.

Graduate Endorsement and Certificate Programs

  • Graduate Endorsement in Gifted Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching Students with Autism (Online Only)

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Dr. April Brecht
Director of Advising Center Services
Phone: (540) 286-8032
Email: abrecht@umw.edu

Dr. John P. Broome
Program Director of Elementary, preK-12, Secondary, and Special Education
Phone: (540) 654-1352
Email: jbroome@umw.edu

Dr. Jane Huffman
Program Director, Advanced, Non-Degree Programs, Special Education, and TESL
Phone: (540) 286-8117
Email: jhuffma2@umw.edu