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Mary Baldwin’s College of Education programs go beyond preparing superior classroom teachers — which we do so well that a higher percentage of Mary Baldwin graduates earn initial teacher licensure than from any other college in Virginia.

Whether you are a professional looking to switch careers into teaching, a seasoned educator or administrator interested in sharpening skills or adding specialization, or someone who wants to put your skills to work in a non-traditional educational setting or start a career in a post secondary setting, Mary Baldwin offers a clear path to your goal. Emphasizing leadership development in all arenas, our programs are continually evolving to respond to critical needs in schools as well as in other fields.

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Special Education

Identified year after year as the top teacher shortage areas in Virginia, special education is one of the most sought-after endorsement areas in both undergraduate and graduate programs at Mary Baldwin.


Environment-Based Learning

In one of Mary Baldwin’s most popular MEd programs, courses such as Math in the Garden and The Intersection of Life and Land empower teachers to take their classrooms into the natural world.


Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
Our Comprehensive Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Behavior Analysis Certification Board® Approved Course Sequence in Applied Behavior Analysis prepare teachers to work with students who have special needs.


Math Education

The College of Education collaborates with the math department to offer a targeted math major with teacher education emphasis. Endorsements are available for middle and secondary school teachers.

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New Education Programs Will Fill Community Need

The Virginia Board of Education has given Mary Baldwin University the green light to offer two new endorsement programs that will strengthen the institution’s partnerships with local school divisions by preparing teachers to serve in critical shortage areas. The new courses and concentrations in English as a Second Language (ESL) at the graduate level and […]

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Education Students Recognized

Fifty students were inducted last week into Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education during a ceremony in Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium.  New members of the organization include Sierra Adkins, Gary Bibens, Lisa Boyce, Katrina Brodrecht, Claire Chandler, Katrina Cook, Sabrina Crummett, Kellie Davies, Rachael Early, Samantha Fowler, Christina Gregory, Rebecca Hall, […]

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After earning his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and finding work at a distribution center, Donte Montague ’15 quickly realized that many of those who shaped his life shared a common characteristic: They were teachers.
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Teacher Licensure
Find your path to Virginia teacher licensure through our undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate programs.

Combine an academic major with professional coursework in education to earn a traditional undergraduate degree and Virginia teacher licensure.

MBU offers two graduate degrees for educators. The MAT is designed for those who hold an undergraduate degree and who are seeking initial Virginia teacher licensure. The MEd is for licensed teachers who hold an undergraduate degree and for those in related educational fields where licensure does not apply.

The College of Education offers coursework through multiple delivery systems, including in-person, online, and hybrid formats. Designed with working students in mind, several graduate courses and programs are available completely online. Many others are primarily online and meet occasionally in the evening or on Saturday.

Professional Development Institutes
An exciting and innovative series of Professional Development Institutes (PDIs) for students as well as local teachers and administrators. Institutes are scheduled for fall and spring in Staunton, Charlottesville, Richmond, and Roanoke.

See the details about endorsement areas offered through the College of Education...
Endorsement Areas BA MAT PBTL BA/MAT
Elementary Education (PK-6)
Middle School English (6-8)
Middle School Mathematics (6-8)
Middle School History and Social Science (6-8)
Middle School Science
Secondary English (6-12)
Secondary Mathematics (6-12)
Secondary History and Social Science (6-12)
Secondary Biology (6-12)
Secondary Chemistry (6-12)
Secondary Earth Science (6-12)
Secondary Physics (6-12)
Secondary Business (6-12)
Art Education (PK-12)
English as a Second Language (K-12)
Foreign Language: French or Spanish (PK-12)
Gifted Education (K-12)*
Special Education (K-12)
Theatre Arts (PK-12)
Algebra I*
Concentrations MEd BA/MEd  
Adult and Higher Education
Applied Behavior Analysis
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Elementary Education**
English as a Second Language**
Environment-Based Learning
Gifted Education**
Reading Specialist**
Special Education**