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Graduate Studies in Education (Danville Campus only)

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To  impact the future , choose Averett and become a licensed teacher  for Elementary (Pk-6), Secondary (6-12, pk-12), Special Education (pk-12), and earn a certificate in Autism Studies from the  Virginia Council of Autism.  Teachers may also earn a Master of Education degree with a concentration in a content area  for secondary and post-secondary teaching.

Undergraduate students begin  your journey toward earning a  baccalaureate degree and a Master of Education degree with Teaching Licensure by inquiring  about the B.A./B/S.-5th year Master of Education degree program.

Graduate Studies in Education
Averett's Teacher Education program is fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education , Commonwealth of Virginia and the  Commission on Colleges of the  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  Additionally, the Autism Council of Virginia has authorized Averett to provide a  program of studies leading toward a certificate in Autism Studies to interested students.

Averett's memberships include: the American Council on Education, Association of Virginia Colleges, Council of Independent Colleges, Virginia Humanities Conference and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Best of all, Averett now offers graduate programs in Danville as well as across the state in traditional, accelerated, and on-line formats to accommodate your schedule and needs. We also offer courses for recertification.

Graduate Studies in Education Program Options
Averett offers the Master of Education leading to teaching licensure in the following areas:

  • Master of Education with Teaching Licensure in Grades PK-6
  • Master of Education with Teaching Licensure in Special Education (Pk-12)
  • Master of Education with Reading Specialization (PK-12
  • Master of Education with Secondary Teaching Licensure (grades 6-12, Pk-12)
  • Master of Education leading toward a concentration in English, Health/Physical Education, Visual Arts, History,  Mathematics, and Biology: Applicants who have an undergraduate major in the content area and choose to earn a graduate degree and graduate credits in their chosen area.

Averett offers the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, a non-licensure degree program.

B.A./B.S.- M.Ed. – 5th year Program
Undergraduate students may seek admission to the B.A./B.S.-M.Ed. program and earn teaching licensure in Elementary Grades PK-6 and Special Education Grades PK-12.  Please refer to the 5 year options and begin your pathway toward earning your baccalaureate degree and Master of Education with teaching licensure.  Admission requirements and procedures outlined, with stepwise continuation bridging from the undergraduate level of study and elevation to the graduate level of study.

Certificate in Autism Studies
Graduate students who are degree seeking or non-degree seeking may enroll in courses leading toward a certificate in Autism Studies approved by the Autism Council of Virginia. 

For further information regarding teaching licensure and postsecondary teaching graduate programs, please contact Dr. Pamela Riedel, Director of Graduate Studies in Education, Dept. of Education,

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