Master of Education

Earn a master of education degree

Prepare tomorrow’s leaders

Master of education degrees at the University of Richmond

Meet the challenges of today’s classroom and train the leaders of tomorrow, or even transform the future of education, with a master’s degree in education (M.Ed.) from the University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies.

We offer two Master of Education degrees.

  • In our M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, you’ll gain a fresh perspective on teaching and renew your desire to motivate and inspire students.
  • In our M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, you’ll prepare to become a more influential leader inside and outside the classroom.

Study with fellow educators and experienced leaders.

In our graduate education classes you’ll debate topics and learn new theories, share teaching strategies and swap classroom stories with peers and experienced faculty. These peers will serve as a professional development and support network for your continued teaching and leadership roles.

Apply what you learn.

Interactive, experiential learning allows you to immediately apply what you learn to your own classroom, school and community. Then learn from your own experiences through intentional reflection and application.

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Graduates of our graduate education programs are prepared to become Virginia teachers and educational leaders, and to make a difference in the lives of children, the health of communities, and the future of education.

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Your degree on your terms.

calendar iconThe University of Richmond combines the resources of a private liberal arts college with the scheduling needs of working professionals. Classes are scheduled in the evenings and during summers on the University of Richmond campus, located conveniently in Richmond’s near West End with ample parking and all-night library access. Late-night assistance with technology, presentations and writing is also available.

Sought-after graduates.

mortarboard iconGraduates of the University of Richmond’s graduate education programs are sought after as teachers and leaders in regional school divisions. Earning a master’s degree in education prepares you for the challenges and rewards of being an educator and leader in Virginia. Prepare yourself to be a lead teacher, a curriculum specialist or a school leader.

For less than expected.

payment iconOur degree programs offer you the personalized attention and small class size of a private university at a price that compares favorably with a public education. Our graduate tuition rate is $721/semester hour.* Scholarships are available, and our programs qualify for financial aid.

*2023-24 graduate tuition rate. Review annual cost of attendance (COA) for SPCS degree-seeking students.