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Darden College of Education & Professional StudiesDepartment of Teaching & Learning

Be a hero in your own life: Teach.

The Department of Teaching and Learning aims to promote the development of our students as professional educators, leaders, and critically engaged citizens. Through these efforts, our students become innovative and creative educators who make a difference for diverse learners, from birth through adulthood, in schools and communities, both local and global.

To fulfill this mission, the department offers research-based programs, including initial licensure programs for those entering the teaching profession, and advanced programs, both masters and doctoral degrees, for practicing educators who wish to further develop their expertise.

Initial Licensure Programs

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Programs for Licensed Teachers

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Continuing Education- Classroom Management Bootcamp Licensed Teachers
2017 Fall Commencement 2 PM Doctoral Program

"Best Online Master's Reading & Literacy Degree" according to BestAccredited Colleges 2023

We are in the top 50 programs nationwide with a ranking at #32. The rankings are based on a number of measures, such as student-faculty ratio, acceptance rate, graduation rate, financial aid awards, quality of education, and more.


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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Student Awards Recipients

Please join us in congratulating this year’s Student Awards recipients! Selected by each of our departments, these awards are an annual tradition in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies aimed at recognizing outstanding students for their academic achievement, service to the community, the college, and the university. (More)

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Experience Guaranteed

Enhance your college career by gaining relevant experience with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Discover our experiential learning opportunities.

First Fridays

Get an inside look into your major of interest when you speak to professors and current students at our monthly First Friday events.

Freshman Orientation

Welcome to the Monarch Nation! Orientation will be hosted on-campus. Events include course selection and registration, an overview of resources and a preview of campus life.