Online Programs

A student works on her laptop while listening to earbuds at a conference table in Oliver Hall.Equity. Inclusion. SOE Online.

Our School of Education online programs allow access to students down the street to rural communities across the globe. Our faculty are committed to engaging students in conversations of equity and social justice. Our classrooms are built on the foundation of inclusion and respect for all.

Find out how our online programs can fit into your schedule to help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

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Doctoral programs

  • Ed.D. in Leadership​ - Extended deadline to March 15, 2019 (Preference given to applications completed by March 1st)
    The Ed.D. in leadership is a​n ​​​action-oriented curriculum​. It ​includes​ active​ application of theory and research, and focuses on addressing practitioners’ problems of practice, culminating in a ​​collaborative group Capstone study the final year in the program. The online program requires ​a ​yearly​ intensive​ face-to-face summer residencies​.

Master's programs

  • M.Ed. in Reading - Concentrations in K-12 Reading Specialist, TESOL/K-12, TESOL/Adult - Extended deadline to May 1, 2019
    The M.Ed. in reading provides​ students with​ an​ integrated experience in all aspects of the reading curriculum, ranging from preschool to adult levels. The ​​program features interactive dialogues, asynchronous online discussions, synchronous online conversations and coaching opportunities.
  • M.Ed. in Special Education - Concentration in General Education - Extended deadline to April 1, 2019
    In t​he M.Ed. in special education, concentration in general education, students ​​are prepared to work with​ people of all ages as they make a variety of educational transitions, such as from special education to the general education classroom or from high school to employment and independent living.​​ Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Council for Exceptional Children, our program is flexible and rigorous for the passionate special education professional.


  • Post-master's Certificate in Educational Leadership​ - Extended deadline to May 1, 2019
    Coursework can be completed in as little as three semesters and is designed to develop your leadership potential as a school or district level administrator, supervisor, superintendent, or other leadership role.
  • Post-master's Certificate for Reading Specialist - Extended deadline to May 1, 2019
    The post-master’s certificate for reading specialist is designed for students who wish to gain state licensure as a reading specialist in kindergarten through high school settings.
  • Certificate in Special Education, K-12 Teaching - Extended deadline for summer 2019: April 1; deadline for fall: August 1, 2019
    This fully online certificate is suited for conditional and provisionally licensed special educators in Virginia schools.
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