William and Mary School of Education

Graduate Admission

Make a difference in the lives of children and in the world

A Note from our Dean . . .

I am thrilled to welcome you to the School of Education at The College of William & Mary!  As the dean for the School, I encourage you to learn more about the many things that make our School of Education so very special.  For example, our rankings are extremely strong placing us among the top schools of education in the United States.  Our reputation among school leaders is outstanding, reflecting the exemplary work of our faculty and our graduates.  Our students are among the best anywhere and our superb faculty blend excellence in teaching and research to Spencer Niles, Deanprovide the highest quality educational experiences possible.  Our building is a state-of-the art facility and a tremendous showcase in which excellence in learning occurs.  There are many more examples I could provide, but to me, what makes the School of Education at The College of William & Mary so special is how much our faculty, staff, and students care about doing work that matters and making a meaningful difference in the lives of the students we serve. 

At this time, when the need for outstanding educational professionals is so great, I can think of no more important work than the work we prepare our students for in the School of Education.  I invite you to join us in this effort as we seek to respond with excellence to the many challenges confronting children, adolescents, and adults today. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance. I sincerely hope that you will join us in making a difference in the Commonwealth, the United States, and the world!

Spencer Niles
Dean, School of Education