Our Students

Otherwise known as the best and the brightest

William & Mary’s nationally recognized and accredited School of Education attracts the best and brightest students. Our incoming students enter both our undergraduate and graduate programs with a demonstrated success in academic achievement.

Undergraduate Program


The average SAT score of undergraduate teacher candidates for the critical reading portion ranked in the 80th percentile.  Students ranked at the 75th percentile for the mathematics portion.  These scores are consistent with the entire undergraduate student population at William & Mary.

Average SAT of Undergraduate Teacher Candidates 2009-2012

Graduate Program

We take a holistic approach to the admission process, which means we consider the whole applicant, not just empirical data like a GPA or GRE scores. While not an official requirement, each area has guidelines for scores and GPAs that the faculty would like to see in all applicants. Data from 2015 show that students in our graduate secondary and graduate elementary programs entered with a GPA of 3.45.

Average GRE Scores for Graduate Teacher Candidates