Education (Licensure Program)
Marymount is one of the leading teacher education programs in the greater Washington, DC, area. Marymount alumni are teaching in public, private, Catholic, and independent schools. Marymount graduate students participate in dynamic field experiences in a variety of school settings and are prepared for the challenges in today’s classrooms.
M.Ed. programs are offered in:
- Elementary Education with teaching licensure for grades preK-6
- English as a Second Language with teaching licensure for grades K-12
- Special Education, General Curriculum, with teaching licensure for grades K-12
- Secondary Education with teaching licensure for grades 6-12
Marymount graduate students are prepared and ready to enter the teaching profession. Students have over 100 hours of field experience connected to coursework before the student teaching semester.
Marymount’s teacher preparation programs are accredited by the Division of Teacher Education and Certification of the Virginia Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
All courses are taught by full-time or adjunct faculty who have taught in the field or discipline and have a terminal degree such as a Ph.D. or Ed.D. Classes are collegial, with 25 students or fewer, which leads to meaningful engagement between students and faculty.
All programs are offered on the Main Campus in a self-paced traditional format. The Elementary and Secondary Education programs are also offered through a part-time weekend cohort at Marymount’s Reston Center. Classes in the traditional format program are scheduled in late afternoon and evening. Most students complete the Main Campus program in two to three years.
The student-teaching internship is 14 weeks, Monday through Friday in the last fall or spring semester of the program. Students are placed in a variety of school settings including public, private, Catholic, or independent schools in the greater Washington, DC, area. Students may request the county in which he or she wants to student teach.
Out-of-area student teaching placements are available and overseas placements may be arranged by the Office of Education Clinical Experiences through our partnership with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDDS).
This program will prepare you to be a Virginia-licensed teacher in one of the following:
- Elementary Education, grades PK-6
- Secondary Education, grades 6-12 teaching Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, English, History and Social Science, Mathematics, or Physics
- English as a Second Language, grades PK-12
- Special Education, General Curriculum, grades K-12
Though area school systems continue to experience budget cuts, Marymount students continue to be hired as contracted teachers upon graduation, particularly in the areas of elementary education, special education, and secondary math and science.
In 2010-11, an overwhelming majority of graduates secured jobs in the metropolitan DC area, including northern Virginia.
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Last updated January 30, 2018