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Transforming students, schools and communities

The School of Education prepares transformative leaders for a rapidly-changing world and educational landscape. Our 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 meaningful ways to put it to work in classrooms and clinics.

We offer a wide range of graduate degree programs in teacher education; educational policy, planning and leadership; and counseling. In the past few decades, the School of Education has become an institutional leader in advanced studies, accounting for nearly a third of the master's degrees and almost half of all research doctoral degrees awarded at William & Mary every year.

Today, the School of Education continues to take pride in its fusion of liberal arts education and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We're evolving our programs to best meet the needs of today's learners, including by offering part-time and online options for working professionals. Our fully online master's degrees in counseling mirror our nationally-recognized on-campus programs, and our hybrid executive Ed.D. and master's programs in school leadership offer a scholarly-practitioner model that unites theory, inquiry and practice

We partner with schools and other educational insitutions to improve and empower communities locally, throughout Virginia and beyond. Our centers and projects identify emerging needs, provide ongoing professional development for practitioners, address issues of access and equity, and develop innovative solutions to local and global challenges in education. 

Join us as we work to make a real difference in the lives of students, schools and communities.