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Virginia Tech’s School of Education is a global catalyst for individual and social transformation through education, applied research, and advocacy. With programs for prospective teachers, educational leaders, school counselors and mental health clinicians, counselor educators, and leaders in higher education, you can find your own pathway to contribute to the greater good.

The School of Education prepares individuals to advance the goals of equity and social justice through education, applied research, advocacy, and research. Our mission aligns with Virginia Tech’s motto, “Ut Prosim” (That I May Serve). If you feel called to make a difference in the world, it won’t be long before you’re calling the VT School of Education your new academic home!

~ $ 18 million

in Externally Funded


Total Graduates


Doctoral Students to
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M.A. or M.S. + Teacher Licensure = higher starting salary


Teacher Prep Grads
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Teachers continuing in profession through 2nd year

Our Values

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We are servant leaders.

We are committed to Virginia Tech's Motto, "Ut Prosim" (That I May Serve). We work with community partners in education, counseling/mental health, business, and industry to meet the needs of our region and beyond.

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What we Do

We are teacher-scholars.

We are committed to high-impact undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education practices. We pursue rigorous and active programs of research designed to build knowledge and make a positive difference in our communities of practice and the world.

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Why we do this

We are champions of lifelong learning, diversity, equity, and social justice.

We are committed to research and practice that challenges the status quo, includes the voices and experiences of underrepresented populations, and expands opportunity and access to ongoing learning and the improved health and well-being of all.

Our Academic Programs

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Excellence in Education

Training Exceptional Educators with opportunities in Teacher Preparation, Teacher Education, and Professional Development

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Excellence in Leadership

Developing Tomorrow's Leadership in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and as Educational and Policy Studies Leaders, PK-12 Principals, and Superintendents

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Excellence in Counseling

Cultivating Excellence in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling,  and in Counselor Education and Supervision

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Excellence in Educational Studies

Advancing Educational Theory and Practice in Instructional Design & Technology, Educational Psychology, Integrative STEM Education, and Foundations in Education


Accreditations and Approvals

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