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The Virginia Tech School of Education is a global catalyst for individual and social transformation through education, applied research, and advocacy. We take pride in challenging the status quo, and developing best practices in education, through our commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice. With world class programs for prospective teachers, educational leaders, mental health counselors, and leaders in higher education, there are many paths to a rewarding career serving our communities and the greater good. 

Ready to find your path?

It's time to call the Virginia Tech School of Education home.


Total Graduates

~ $ 18 million

in Externally Funded


Doctoral Students to
Faculty Ratio


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


Teacher Prep Grads
accepting teaching positions


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 partners in education, counseling and community 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.

Curriculum and Instruction
The Curriculum and Instruction program area offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that lead to teacher licensure, advanced educational specialist credentials in reading/literacy, and faculty careers in teacher education and allied fields.

Educational Research
The areas of specialty educational research programs prepare graduate students for careers in educational psychology, foundations of education, and educational research.

Professional Studies
The Professional Studies program area provides graduate degree programs in counselor education, educational leadership and policy studies, and higher education administration and student affairs.


Accreditations and Approvals

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