Teacher Education


The Curry School prepares teachers to make a difference in their students' lives from the first day they set foot in the classroom.

There are many paths to becoming a teacher. For undergraduate students, we offer four-year degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Early Childhood Education. If you’re interested in a master’s degree, our one-year Post-Graduate Master of Teaching (PGMT) is available in many areas, including Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. We can also help you with recertification, add-on certificates, or earning your Virginia teaching license through a number of alternative routes.

No matter which path you choose, you can count on top faculty, practical experience and a supportive community to cheer you on every step of the way.

If you're ready to start making a difference in the classroom, we can get you there.

  • Earn a Teaching Degree


    Whether you’re looking for a bachelor’s or a master’s program, a teaching degree from the Curry School will do more than fulfill all the requirements for licensure – it will prepare you to lead a classroom with confidence.

    Start Here
  • Become Licensed to Teach Through an Alternative Route


    Do you want to earn a license to teach in a Virginia public school (preK-12), but a full-time teacher education program isn’t right for you? the Curry School offers individualized advising and flexible online coursework designed to help you meet the requirements you need for the alternative route to licensure available in Virginia.

    Start Here
  • Earn a Certificate or Add an Endorsement


    Add a Certificate or Endorsement to your teaching license, or choose from a myriad of online and in-person open-enrollment courses to expand your skill set and keep your teaching license current.

    Start Here
  • Earn Recertification Points or Take a Class


    Take courses for recertification and/or professional development, choosing from a myriad of online and in-person open-enrollment courses to expand your skill set and keep your teaching license current.

    Start Here

By the Numbers


  • 4 th

    Best Special Education Program in the Country, U.S. News & World Report

  • 6 th

    Best Elementary Education Program in the Country, U.S. News & World Report

  • 9 th

    Best Secondary Education Program in the Country, U.S. News & World Report