About the VCU School of Education

At VCU, our motto is Make it Real. And that is what we do at the School of Education — preparing teachers, counselors, administrators and other education professionals to be successful in urban and high needs schools. We are thinking boldly, creatively and aspirationally to find effective ways of addressing the complex challenges faced by these schools, families, and communities.

Here, classroom learning is combined with real-world experience. Research focuses on today’s education issues. And our location in historic Richmond, Va., lets us draw on the resources of a culturally rich and diverse urban environment. In turn, students are fully prepared for careers that will help them shape the future of education.

Within our school, more than 880 students are pursuing master's and doctoral degrees, and post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificates. Through our accredited programs, students enter careers in fields such as:

  • P-12 teaching
  • educational leadership
  • counselor education
  • special education
  • research and evaluation
  • adult learning

For more details about the school, please read our Fast Facts [PDF] flyer or learn more about our affiliated centers.

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