Can't visit campus? Stroll through our virtual tour below to see the highlights of our 113,000 square foot facility. Built in 2010, the building brings together all of our academic programs, projects and centers under the same roof. Scroll down for more details about building highlights.
Welcome to the William & Mary School of Education! We are a small but influential community of educators with a passion for transforming students, schools and communities. We're one of the smallest schools of education ranked as one of the best by U.S. News & World Report, and offer a rare combination of academic might and close-knit community.
We offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in teacher education, counseling, school psychology, and K-12 and higher education leadership.
Our community includes about 600 students and 48 full-time faculty members. We offer both on-campus and online programs, as well as part-time options for working professionals. The atrium provides a gathering space for faculty, staff and students — as well as a comfortable place to relax and connect with fellow students.
Monticello Café, operated by W&M Dining Services, offers coffee, tea, soups, salads, sandwiches and fresh-baked pastries.
The Admissions Office welcomes prospective students and provides information on academic programs, student life, applying for admission and enrolling at William & Mary. In the administration wing beyond, you will find support staff in the areas of academic programs, student services, registration, assessment and accreditation, finance, clinical placements, communications and development.
LITERACY FOR LIFE
Literacy for Life is a volunteer organization providing literacy services to community members in the greater Williamsburg area. They provide individualized, one-to-one and small group tutoring for adults in reading, writing and math skills as well as instruction in English for speakers of other languages.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The 11,000 square foot Professional Development Center offers a range of attractive meeting spaces for school, university and community use. The center can accommodate meetings for 10 to 375 people. School functions, including the annual back-to-school picnic, prospective student events, and commencement are hosted in the center, as well as educational conferences, workshops and other professional development opportunities. The spaces are also available for rental by community members when not in use by the university.
The lounge offers students a comfortable place to relax between classes and connect with classmates and professors. Information about upcoming events and opportunities for current students are shared on a large bulletin board and flat-screen TV.
The classroom wing features 14 “smart” classrooms offering technology for remote learning, including projectors, video cameras and flat-screen TVs.
BALCONY & COURTYARD
The school courtyard is the location for both our back-to-school picnic in the fall and our Diploma Ceremony in the spring, when degrees are conferred on graduates. You’ll often find students in the courtyard, enjoying lunch outside, gathering with classmates for group meetings, or playing a quick game of frisbee between classes. The school bell, located on the balcony above, is traditionally rung by doctoral students upon the successful defense of their dissertations.
LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER
Part of William & Mary University Libraries, the school’s Learning Resource Center supports academic programs and students with materials, tools and resources. Its circulating collections include K-12 Virginia textbooks & supplemental curriculum materials; psycho-educational tests; reference materials; and equipment. It offers a quiet study space as well as a conference room that can be reserved for small group meetings. Computers, printers, copier/scanner, laminator, and die-cut machines are available. Library staff are available to assist students with research needs.
The counseling clinic is a state-of-the art space designed to facilitate supervision and instruction of counselors in training. The clinic houses both the New Horizons Family Counseling Center, which offers free family counseling to more than 300 local families each year, as well as the New Leaf Clinic, a substance-abuse clinic providing services to W&M students as well as the wider community. Under faculty supervision, counseling students provide these services as part of their practica and internship experiences.
TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION CENTER
The school’s technology team supports innovative teaching and learning by providing collaboration in course design, classroom technology, and academic projects in the School of Education. They provide a safe and welcoming space to discuss, learn and practice with instructional technologies.
On the third floor of the school building, you’ll find faculty offices as well as collaborative workspaces for graduate assistants. Various centers and projects are also housed on the third floor, including the Center for Gifted Education, the School-University Resource Center (SURN), and T/TAC: Training and Technical Assistance Center.