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Excellence in Offerings / Proven Success

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.
 

Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Programs

For students starting in the Fall of 2020 semester or later, we now offer teacher preparation programs in Career & Technical Education - Agriculture (grades 6-12),  Elementary Education (grades K-6)English Education (grades 6-12), History & Social Science Education (grades 6-12), and Mathematics Education (grades 6-12).

Interested in becoming a teacher in a different academic area, or are you a student who entered Virginia Tech before Fall 2020? Our Master's degree level Teacher Preparation 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 be prepared for your Virginia teaching licensure, allowing you to start your teaching career at a higher pay scale. See our teacher preparation programs for more details!

Graduate Programs and Professional Development Opportunities

We offer programs in Teacher Preparation, Teacher Professional Development, and for Provisionally Licensed Teachers in a variety of disciplines, and in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Counselor Education and Supervision. Our Principal Preparation and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies programs are preparing the next generation of leaders for PK-12 school systems, while our Higher Education programs are preparing leaders for post-secondary institutions. Our robust educational studies offerings include Educational Psychology, Educational Research and Evaluation, Instructional Design and Technology, Integrative STEM Education, and the interdisciplinary program, Foundations of Education.

Explore our program areas using the images/links below, or explore the degrees and credentials we offer, or the programs offered at our extended campuses.

Degrees Offered

* Interdisciplinary program with the Department of Mathematics

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

(Second Location)
1444 Diamond Springs Rd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Contact
Dr. Jodie Brinkmann
2810 N Parham Road #300,
Richmond, VA 23294
804-662-7288  |  jlbrinkmann@vt.edu

NORTHERN VIRGINIA CENTER
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043

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

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

Contact
Dr. Jodie Brinkmann

2810 N Parham Road #300,
Richmond, VA 23294
804-662-7288  |  jlbrinkmann@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
Dr. Jodie Brinkmann
804-662-7288
jlbrinkmann@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

Contacts

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Dr. Jodie Brinkmann

804-662-7288
jlbrinkmann@vt.edu

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

540-231-8326
wilkins@vt.edu