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Education Department

If you dream of a career as a teacher, the Education Department at Randolph College prepares you to become a leader in education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Complementing a strong liberal arts foundation, a well-planned sequence of professional education courses and multiple field experiences prepare you to enter the classroom with enthusiasm and confidence.

The education program emphasizes:

  • effective instructional strategies that meet the learning needs of all children
  • professional attitudes and behaviors
  • positive values toward diversity and the needs of culturally and educationally diverse learners
  • skills in using technology as an effective teaching and management tool

Academic Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Curricular Studies with Teacher Licensure
  • Master of Arts in Teaching – Degree in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Teaching – Degree in Special Education
  • Master of Arts in Education – Degree in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Master of Education – Degree in Special Education & Learning Disabilities

Teacher Licensure

If you are interested in obtaining a teaching license, the Curricular Studies Major fulfills the State of Virginia content area requirements for elementary education teaching licensure. In addition, the education program offers licensure in:

  • Elementary Education (PK–6)
  • Visual Arts (PK-12)
  • Biology (6–12)
  • Chemistry (6–12)
  • Dance (PK–12)
  • English (6–12)
  • French (PK–12)
  • History and Social Science (6-12)
  • Latin (PK–12)
  • Mathematics (6–12)
  • Music – Instrumental (PK-12)
  • Music – Vocal (PK-12)
  • Health & Physical Education (PK–12)
  • Physics (6–12)
  • Spanish (PK–12)
  • Theatre Arts (PK–12)

Add-on endorsement areas include:

Algebra I (6–12)

The State of Virginia has reciprocal licensure agreements with 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.


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