Steps in Applying

At William & Mary, students have multiple paths to pursue to education...choose the one that works the best for you. No matter which option you choose, your coursework and field experiences will prepare you for the exciting field of education. Choose an option and make a difference by becoming a teacher.

Bachelors of Arts in Education or Education As a Second Major/Curriculum
Admission to baccalaureate study at William & Mary does not automatically include admission to the BAEd  in Elementary Education or the Secondary Education programs in the School of Education. If you are interested in completing Elementary or Secondary education as part of your Undergraduate program, you must apply for admission to the School of Education by the first day of classes of the fall semester.
5 Year Program Leading to a Master's Degree

If you don't decide until the spring of your junior year that you want to teach - don't worry - it's not too late. You can apply to the Five Year Bachelor's to Master's Degree Option. Applications are accepted as early as March 1 of the social junior year and must be received no later than October 1 just prior to your social senior year. You can choose Elementary, Secondary, ESL/Bilingual Education, or Special Education.

As an admitted student you will take 2 (or 3 courses for Special Education) during your senior year, and then elevate to the Master's program the summer following graduation. You will then be a full-time master's student in the Master of Arts in Education program.

Graduate Programs

If you find that a second major/curriculum, or even a few additional courses in education just won't fit into your undergrad schedule, you still have the option of applying to our Graduate Programs. The School of Education offers initial licensure programs in Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education.