The School of Education meets rigorous professional standards for the preparation of teachers and other school specialists and is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The School of Education is committed to educating and preparing individuals for professions in the fields of education, research, and service, and seeks to prepare education professionals as facilitators of learning through the development of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning patterns. The School of Education offers a Doctor of Education, Master of School Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, and licensure programs in over 20 areas of concentration.
Students who apply for admission to graduate programs in the School of Education must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Applicants should consult the program section in this catalog for the grade point average required for the program.
At this time, the School of Education is suspending graduate admissions to the M.Ed. and M.A.T. in Secondary Education.
Effective July 1, 2017 in response to General Assembly House Bill 97: Mandates for Educator Preparation Programs, a 2.7 overall GPA will be required for admission to all Teacher Education degree and licensure programs. Effective July 1, 2018, a 2.7 overall GPA will be required for graduating from all Teacher Education degree and licensure programs.