The Randolph DifferenceThe most affordable program in Virginia.

One-Year Program

Earn your degree in 12 months.

Top Ranked Faculty

Randolph is ranked #18 in the nation for “Most Accessible Professors”.

Affordable

Costs only $350/credit hour. The most inexpensive program in Virginia – public or private.

Real World

Well-supported field experiences in diverse school settings.

Proven Success

Graduates have a 99% job placement rate. Many are offered positions before graduation.

Nationally Accredited

Randolph is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Right for You3 TRACKS FOR 3 DIFFERENT TYPES OF STUDENT

Kate Thornhill

4 + 1 Diploma and Master’s Degree

Undergraduate students may major in elementary education or major in a subject they would like to teach and then enter the MAT program for a fifth year for initial teacher licensure and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

Licensure Options:

  • Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Education
  • Special Education: General Curriculum

Teach What You Love

Specialize in a subject you love and teach in middle and high school grades 6-12 in: biology, chemistry, dance (preK-12), earth science, English, French (preK-12), health and physical education, history and social science, Latin (preK-12), mathematics, musical instrumental and vocal/choral (preK-12), physics, Spanish (preK-12), theatre arts (preK-12), and visual arts.

Additional endorsement may be added in the area of mathematics – algebra 1.

Engage in best practices in Special Education to work with children with learning disabilities including:

  • Specific learning disabilities including dyslexia
  • Emotional disabilities
  • Autism
Caitlin Unterman

Master’s Degree in 1 Year

The expertise you gained when you earned your bachelor’s degree can help you launch an exciting career in teaching.  The MAT is an affordable graduate, field-based program that prepared you to lead in the classroom.

Use your knowledge and passion to teach at the elementary, middle or high school level.

Specialize

Endorsements for Secondary Licensure (grades 6-12) can be designed in: biology, chemistry, dance (preK-12), earth science, English, French (preK-12), health and physical education, history and social science, Latin (preK-12), mathematics, musical instrumental and vocal/choral (preK-12), physics, Spanish (preK-12), theatre arts (preK-12) and visual arts. Additional endorsement may be added in the area of mathematics – algebra 1.

Engage in best practices in Special Education to work with children with learning disabilities including:

  • Specific learning disabilities including dyslexia
  • Emotional disabilities
  • Autism

Enroll in the nationally-accredited Randolph education program and prepare to teach in 12 months (if all requirements are met). The Randolph teacher preparation program will prepare you to lead in classrooms and schools and to apply research-based instructional practices to meet the needs of all learners.

Altra Witt teaches in Madison Heights Elementary School

Master’s Degree in 1 Year

The M.A.T. will prepare qualified special education, secondary, and elementary teachers to be leaders in education.

Specialize

Endorsements for Secondary Licensure (grades 6-12) can be designed in: biology, chemistry, dance (preK-12), earth science, English, French (preK-12), health and physical education, history and social science, Latin (preK-12), mathematics, musical instrumental and vocal/choral (preK-12), physics, Spanish (preK-12), theatre arts (preK-12) and visual arts. Additional endorsement may be added in the area of mathematics – algebra 1.

Engage in best practices in Special Education to work with children with learning disabilities including:

  • Specific learning disabilities including dyslexia
  • Emotional disabilities
  • Autism

Working Teachers

  • Earn a Certificate in Dyslexia Instruction and Advocacy.
  • Add an endorsement to your teaching license.
  • Choose from enriching online and in-person courses to expand your professional skills and keep your teaching license current.
Jared Palmer

Randolph College’s M.A.T. program prepared me to be a teacher by embedding within me all of the core attributes that a teacher should possess. The program has a vision for what it means to be an effective teacher, and it realizes that vision by methodically ensuring that students understand the pedagogy. That is, as students we didn’t just simply learn the theory of teaching, but we also put our knowledge to use in a practicum as well as two intern teaching assignments at various schools. This combination of theory, practice, and continual positive reinforcement has proven to be very successful.”

Jared Palmer '18 M.A.T.Physics Teacher, E.C. Glass High School

One-Year Pathway

The M.A.T. degree is an affordable graduate, hands-on program that prepares you to teach in one year: May-to-May or August-to-August. Qualified teachers are in high demand.

Choose from 3 tracks…

  • Elementary Education: Curriculum &  Instruction
  • Secondary Education: Curriculum &  Instruction
  • Special Education: General Curriculum

99% job placement

The reputation of the Randolph College M.A.T. degree program is well known throughout the local school divisions and throughout the state. Many of our M.A.T. graduates are offered positions during or just before they complete the program!

Excellent Instruction

Learn to teach through authentic experiences in schools and on campus taught by experienced and qualified faculty. The Randolph faculty are knowledgeable about contemporary research on teaching, learning, and student achievement in grades Pre-K-12. Learn effective instructional strategies during course work and multiple field based experiences.

Randolph M.A.T. graduates are leaders in their schools and exemplify excellence

Randolph M.A.T.-trained teachers, such as Caitlin Unterman ’12, MAT ‘13, have won awards and recognition for their work in classrooms. Each year, Virginia recognizes Teachers of Promise from each college/university. Randolph College consistently nominates qualified candidates who are awarded the medal at a ceremony in Richmond.

Being able to provide students with diverse learning experiences and actually have them take that and run with it and be engaged and involved when they might not have been before, that makes my job really enjoyable.

Caitlin Unterman ’12, ’13 M.A.T. Science Teacher, Forest Middle School; Voted Lynchburg's ``Top Teacher`` 2016, <em>Lynchburg Living</em> magazine Caitlin Unterman ’12, ’13 M.A.T.
Science Teacher, Forest Middle School; Voted Lynchburg's ``Top Teacher`` 2016, Lynchburg Living magazine

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