The University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies is launching a new graduate degree, the Master of Teaching, that serves as the University’s primary pathway to Virginia teacher licensure for students with an earned bachelor’s degree.

The new degree program launches in the fall, and applications are now being accepted into the program.

The Master of Teaching degree (MT) is a 44-semester hour master’s degree that includes ten courses (30 hours) along with the required student teaching internship (12 hours) and accompanying capstone seminar (2 hours).

The SPCS Graduate Education program developed the MT in response to changes in teacher licensure requirements approved by the Virginia Department of Education. The program builds on the success of the University’s Teacher Licensure Preparation program (TLP), which awards a graduate certificate rather than a master’s degree.

As the University’s primary post-bachelor’s pathway to teacher licensure, the MT offers coursework and opportunities to start pursuing add-on endorsements in several high-need areas, including gifted education and special education.

Since the University awards a master’s credential for the MT, educators who successfully earn the degree may be eligible for division- or school-offered pay increases for earning a master’s degree.

Applications are now being accepted to start the MT in fall 2019 or later.

Request more information about the Master of Teaching degree, attend an upcoming information session or start an application today.

The University of Richmond is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Colleges (SACSCOC) and approved by the Virginia State Board of Education to offer education endorsement programs.

The Teacher Education Program at the University of Richmond was awarded accreditation through the TEAC Quality Principals thought the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) System for a period of seven years in 2015. The institution is currently seeking CAEP accreditation for approval in 2022.