So you’d like to be a teacher? Marymount offers one of the leading teacher-education programs in the greater Washington, DC, area. MU’s undergraduate education programs are unique in the Northern Virginia area.

All education programs are designed to prepare graduates to enter the job market as beginning professionals in their respective disciplines. Marymount alumni teach in public, private, Catholic, and independent schools.

In order to become a teacher, the Commonwealth of Virginia expects you to become an expert in the subject matter you will be teaching. So, you need to choose a major for the discipline or population you’d like to teach, then supplement that coursework with classes to earn teaching licensure. Marymount offers undergraduate teaching licensure for elementary (grades prekindergarten-6), special education(K-12) and secondary (grades 6-12) levels.

Marymount’s teacher preparation programs are accredited by the Virginia Department of Education: Division of Teacher Education and Certification of the Virginia Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

If you have completed your sophomore year and have recently realized a passion for working with young people that might lead you to consider teaching as a career, please know we can help you pursue that goal through our graduate teacher preparation programs.  We offer a one-year intensive cohort-based program that leads to both the M.Ed. and licensure through our professional development school partnerships with Fairfax County; click here for more information on this program:  Professional Development School .  We also offer an evening and weekend program leading to the masters degree and licensure in a part-time format; click Weekend Cohort for more information.

As a student in any of the following programs, you will complete a prescribed program of studies that both fulfills the requirements of the major and leads to teaching licensure: