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Currently, all degree and certificate programs in the Virginia Tech School of Education (SOE) are at the Graduate level. Dedicated to the success and continuing development of our students, faculty and staff in the SOE offers a wide range of educational degree programs and continuing education options, including graduate certificates, educational specialist credentials (Ed.S.), teacher licensure programs, Master's degree programs (M.A.Ed. and M.S.), and doctoral programs (Ed.D. and Ph.D.).

We offer programs in Teacher Education and Preparation in a variety of disciplines, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Higher Education, Counselor Education and Supervision, Instructional Design and Technology, Educational Psychology, and the interdisciplinary program, Foundations in Education.

Undergraduates, did you know that we offer Pathways courses? Or that our Teacher Preparation and Education programs are Virginia Tech Approved Accelerated UG/GR Programs? This means that you can start your studies in education during your senior year, and in one additional academic year for most programs, you can earn both a Master's degree and your Virginia teaching licensure, allowing you to start your career at a higher pay scale. Our advisors in the Pre-Education Advising Program are happy to work with you as you prepare for this step. Interested in one of our other programs? Check out our many offerings, or request information using the button below.

Explore our program areas, our degrees and credentials offered, the programs offered at our extended campuses, or request information using the button below.

Program Areas

Teacher Preparation and Education

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We are expanding Excellence in Education. Explore our teacher preparation programs, professional development degrees, and educational specialist credentials. Lead and prepare tomorrow's educators with an Ed.D. or Ph.D.

All degrees and credentials offered are approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia as part of the Curriculum & Instruction program or the Career & Technical Education program.

Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and Higher Education

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We are developing Excellence in Leadership with our Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program for future PK-12 Principals and Superintendents, and our Higher Education and Student Affairs program for leaders at the post-secondary level.

All degrees and credentials offered are approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia as part of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, the Higher Education and Student Affairs (Master's degree), or the Higher Education (Doctoral degree) programs.

School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education

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We are cultivating Excellence in Counseling, offering M.A.Ed. programs in School Counseling and in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision.

All degrees offered are approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia as part of the Counselor Education program.

Advancing Research and Practice in Educational Studies

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We are advancing Excellence in Educational Studies, offering programs in the fields of Instructional Design and Technology, Educational Psychology, and Foundations of Education.

All degrees and credentials offered are approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia as part of the Curriculum & Instruction program.

Degrees Offered

Ed.D. Programs

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Ph.D. Programs

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Ph.D. in Higher Education
Ph.D. in Mathematics, Education Option *

* Interdisciplinary program with the Department of Mathematics

Programs at Our Extended Campuses

HAMPTON ROADS CENTER
600 Thimble Shoals Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606

Programs Offered

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Contact
Carol Cash, Ed.D.
804-662-7288
ccash48@vt.edu

NORTHERN VIRGINIA CENTER
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043

Programs Offered

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Contact
Susan Li
Graduate Academic Program Assistant
703-538-8481
susanli@vt.edu

RICHMOND CENTER
810 North Parham Road, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23294

Programs Offered

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Contact
Carol Cash, Ed.D.
804-662-7288
ccash48@vt.edu

 ROANOKE CENTER
108 North Jefferson Street, #701
Roanoke, VA 24016

Contacts

Counselor Education
Laura Welfare, Ph.D.

540-231-8194
welfare@vt.edu

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
(Master’s Program)

John Gratto, Ed.D.

540-231-3323
john1112@vt.edu

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
(Doctoral Program)

David Alexander, Ph.D.

540-231-9723
mdavid@vt.edu

Reading Specialist, K-12
Heidi Anne Mesmer, Ph.D.

540-231-8343
hamesmer@vt.edu

Mathematics Specialist, K-8
Jesse Wilkins, Ph.D.

540-231-8326
wilkins@vt.edu

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA CENTER
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210

Programs Offered

 

Contacts

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Carol Cash, Ed.D.

804-662-7288
ccash48@vt.edu

Mathematics Specialist, K-8
Jesse Wilkins, Ph.D.

540-231-8326
wilkins@vt.edu