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About the Program

The School of Education offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare future teachers, counselors, school psychologists, K-12 leaders and higher education leaders. Meaningful field experiences are a critical component of all W&M degree programs. They provide you the opportunity to get out in the workplace and impact the lives of students, families and communities even before you graduate. W&M faculty, students, alumni and partners are constantly working to create new knowledge in the fields of educational theory, practice and policy — then taking that research and developing impactful ways to put it to work in classrooms and clinics.

What Makes Us Different

  • Accreditation

    The School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved to offer teacher preparation programs by the Virginia Department of Education.

  • Ranking

    The School of Education ranked #2 for Best College in Virginia for Education (Niche 2024).

  • W&M Teachers in Residence

    A partnership between William & Mary and local school divisions allows education graduate students to complete student teaching requirements as a paid internship during their program.

  • Partnerships

    W&M hosts the Center for Gifted Education, Troops to Teachers, Project HOPE and many other organizations and initiatives that identify emerging needs and improve communities.

Applied Learning



Graduates of W&M's teacher education programs are highly sought by school districts throughout the country and our job placement rate is nearly 100%. But whether or not you choose to make an impact as a teacher, you will have countless job opportunities. Many of our graduates work for non-profit organizations such as the Peace CorpsAmnesty International, UNICEF and other charitable organizations. Alumni have used the skills and experiences gained at W&M to pursue careers in curriculum development, school leadership and policy advocacy work.

Many W&M graduates apply to the School of Education graduate programs in counseling or school psychology, teacher education and higher education administration.

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*Courses listed are examples. Course availability changes each semester.