Graduate programs in Education are offered at the Hampton University and College of
Virginia Beach campuses and offered online through Hampton University Online These
programs include the Master in Teaching degree program in biology, English, mathematics, and
music and the Master of Arts in Education on the main campus, a Master of Arts in Educational
Leadership at the College of Virginia Beach. The program in Education collaborates with the
Graduate College and Hampton University Online to offer online degree programs leading to the
Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction and to the Doctor of Philosophy in
Educational Management. The doctoral program was initiated during the 2010-2011 academic
year and the master’s degree program during the 2011-2012 academic year. The programs
offered through the College of Virginia Beach are described in the College of Virginia Beach
section of this Catalog. All licensure programs meet Virginia State Certification requirements
and are state-approved programs. Only a summary of the graduate portion of the Master in
Teaching degree programs is provided below since detailed entry-level admission, progression
and retention information for this five-year, baccalaureate to graduate degree, program is
provided in the Department of Education portion in the College of Education and Continuing
Studies section of this Catalog. More detailed information about the online degree programs are
provided in the Hampton University Online section of this Catalog.
The honor society in education Kappa Delta Pi is open to all qualified graduate students in
the education programs.
The Master in Teaching degree program is designed primarily to serve as an integrated
Bachelor/Master’s program to achieve initial licensure at the Secondary Level in Biology,
English or mathematics and at the PK-12 levels in music. Teacher candidates who complete the
dual degree accredited teacher preparation program receive Virginia teacher certification and are
eligible for reciprocal certification in over 40 states.
All programs offered in the Department of Education are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). All programs are also approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Virginia.