Education (M. Ed.)

Marymount is one of the leading teacher education programs in the greater Washington, DC, area. Marymount alumni are teaching in public, private, Catholic, and independent schools. Marymount graduate students participate in dynamic field experiences in a variety of school settings and are prepared for the challenges in today’s classrooms. Learn more at one of our information sessions.

Masters of Education Programs

Education Certificate Programs

Marymount graduate students are prepared and ready to enter the teaching profession. Students have over 100 hours of field experience connected to coursework before the student teaching semester.

Marymount’s teacher preparation programs are accredited by the Division of Teacher Education and Certification of the Virginia Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

All courses are taught by full-time or adjunct faculty who have taught in the field or discipline and have a terminal degree such as a Ph.D. or Ed.D. Classes are collegial, with 25 students or fewer, which leads to meaningful engagement between students and faculty.

Flexible Formats and Schedules

Traditional: All programs are offered in this format which offers courses in the late afternoon and evening.
Fast-Track -PDS Program: A collaborative effort with Fairfax County public schools combines coursework with a 9-month internship placement. Completion of the PDS program leads to a master’s degree in education (M. Ed.) within one year and teaching licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Admissions Requirements

Check here to view program specific admissions requirements.

Want to know more?

To hear about the ways student teaching abroad enhances a future teacher’s preparation, sample this blog about student teaching in New Zealand.

Did you know?  There’s a teacher shortage in Virginia.  You could be starting or advancing in a field with a need for educators like you!  Read Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Executive Directive.