Degree Types

Below you will find the wide variety of degrees offered at the Curry School ranging from our bachelors degrees (and even a minor) to our doctoral programs.

In addition, you can see that we have a portfolio of non-degree offerings that include certificates, course series that are designed to fulfill Virginia endorsement requirements, as well as workshops.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education (MEd) degree focuses on advanced training in disciplines related to education. 

Academic Tracks Offered

Admission Requirements

  • Among other requirements, applicants must have a B average or better for the last two years of undergraduate study.  They must also submit current GRE scores. Target scores (old exam/new exam) are at or above 450/150 (verbal), 530/145 (quantitative), 4.0 (analytical writing). 
  • Applicants must meet meet any additional program specific requirements noted on the Curry website.

Degree Requirements

  • Complete program requirements established by the faculty of the student’s program area
  • Demonstrate satisfactory performance on a comprehensive examination in the program area (in certain program areas, a project or thesis replaces the comprehensive exam requirement)
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits of graduate work (additional credits are required in selected programs)
  • Apply no more than 6 graduate credits taken either at another institution towards the total number of required credits, or at U.Va. prior to admission
  • Complete a culminating experience (e.g., comprehensive exam, thesis)
  • Register during the final semester.

Comprehensive Examinations

This culminating experience is developed and administered in accordance with procedures determined by the department. Satisfactory performance must be demonstrated before the student can graduate. A student who fails to perform satisfactorily may petition for one more opportunity to succeed.

Time Limit

No requirements, including transferred credit, completed more than five years before the M.Ed. is to be awarded may be credited toward that degree. Exceptions must be approved by the advisor, department chair, and the associate dean, and are granted only when some emergency, such as illness, interrupts the student’s work. In such cases, the student may be required to validate out-of-date work by examination.  Study is on a part-time or full-time basis.

Peace Corps Master's International

Peace Corps Master's International (MI) offers the unique opportunity to integrate a master's degree with overseas service in a variety of fields at more than 80 academic institutions nationwide. Established in 1987, MI produces Peace Corps Volunteers with additional education and skills to serve overseas—and helps you earn your advanced degree along the way.

The Curry School of Education and the Peace Corps MI have partnered to provide a unique opportunity to pursue both academic and real world accomplishments of the highest quality.

There are several directions of study available in conjunction with the Peace Corps at Curry. The most accommodating in terms of a global perspective and course options are the two Master of Education degrees in (1) Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and (2) Social Foundations.  The course requirements in those programs generally can be completed in one academic year (two semesters) prior to your departure for  Peace Corps service.

Learn more about our Peace Corps partnership

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