Educational Policy, Planing & Leadership and School Psychology & Counselor Education Programs
The application requires an essay describing your career aspirations and why you have decided to seek admission to the William & Mary School of Education.
Your essay should describe your past experiences, both academic and volunteer or work-related, that are relevant to graduate study as well as the professionalism and perspectives that you will bring to your program.
In support of your candidacy, please provide additional information concerning such areas as leadership potential, collaborative skills, and propensity to engage in reflective practice.
You will upload your essay to the online application and submit electronically. Essay should be in PDF (preferable) or Microsoft Word format.
Essays are typically 2-3 pages.
Teacher Education Programs
The teacher education programs require two essays. In the first, you will describe what you see as the key roles and responsibilities of a professional educator, challenges educators face, and what inspires you to navigate and take on these challenges. In the second essay, you will describe what it means to meet the needs of a diverse population of learners, and how that relates to your commitment to public education. You can draw on your own life experiences to explain your vision.
You will upload your essays to the online application and submit electronically. Essay should be in PDF (preferable) or Microsoft Word format.
Each essay is typically typically 500 words or less.