Masters and Non-Degree Programs

Masters 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., Elementary Education M.Ed., Middle Grades Education
M.Ed., Secondary Education M.Ed., PreK-12 Education
M.Ed., Special Education: General Curriculum M.Ed., Special Education: Adapted Curriculum

The College of Education offers five 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.

Master of Education, Professional Development or Added Endorsements

Professional Developments or Added Endorsements:

Special Education: Adapted Curriculum Educational Leadership
Special Education: General Curriculum Literacy Specialist

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


For any questions regarding programs or initial program advising, please contact:

Dr. April Brecht
Director of Advising Center Services
Phone: (540) 286-8032

Dr. Jane Huffman
Program Director for Advanced and Non-Degree Programs
Phone: (540) 286-8117

Dr. Jennifer Walker
Program Director of Special Education
Phone: (540) 654-1348