Curriculum and Instruction Admissions

Our online master’s degrees and post-professional certificates are designed for working professionals and educators. While the degree program will not lead to initial licensure, you will gain tools you can immediately put to use in your current role. With three start dates throughout the year—spring, summer and fall—start your journey with confidence in your success.

Application Requirements for M.A.Ed. Students

A teaching license is not required to apply, and neither are GRE scores. William & Mary will allow up to 12 credit hours* transferred to count toward program fulfillment. All admissions decisions will be made within two weeks of the completed application.

  • Completed online application form
  • $50 application fee
  • Official academic transcripts, reflecting courses, grades and degree conferral
    • Please submit copies of official transcript(s) by mail to:
      William & Mary School of Education Office of Academic Programs
      PO Box 8795
      Williamsburg, VA 23187
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation from professionals who can speak to your qualifications
  • Essay based on provided prompt (650 words maximum)
  • International students only
    • IELTS (minimum score of 7.0) or TOEFL scores (at least 100 on the internet version or comparable score on other versions of the exam)
    • Transcripts from non-U.S. institutions require an English translation. When needed, certified literal translation must be submitted, showing courses, grades received and degree conferral

*Prior graduate coursework can be considered for transfer credit only if it was completed within four years of the date of admission to the student’s current graduate program. Also, in order for a course to be considered for transfer credit from another institution, the student must have received a grade of B or better. Only courses which were not part of an earned graduate degree may be eligible for transfer (providing the maximum number of transfer hours and the course age requirements are met). A request for transfer can be considered formally only following admission to graduate study and upon receipt of an official transcript from the institution where the work was completed.

Download the application checklist

Our brief, one-page checklists are your guide for applying to our online M.A.Ed. or online post-professional certificates.


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Redefine today’s classrooms

Take the next step in your career, while making the education system a more inclusive place for your students. Through the online master’s program, you’ll specialize in one of three areas, while developing the insights to better understand the political, economic and social impact of education.

Specialize in successful classrooms

Develop the skills and expertise to meet the needs of every student. Earn an Online Post-Professional Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction in ESL education, K-6 special education or 6-12 special education, and focus on developing more equitable learning environments, from reading and language development to mathematics to classroom management.

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Important Dates for Curriculum and Instruction

Priority Application Deadline
February 3
Summer 2023 Term
Application Deadline
March 31
Summer 2023 Term
Next Start
May 8
Summer 2023 Term

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