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Department of Teaching & Learning:Chair's Welcome


Welcome to the Darden College of Education Department of Teaching & Learning. Our mission is to prepare professional educators, conduct research, and provide service to the greater community of learners. The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs for early childhood, elementary, middle school and secondary school teachers, as well as reading specialists and library media specialists.

Our programs are designed to provide advanced degrees or initial licensure for those entering the teaching profession, as well as for practicing teachers who wish to further develop their expertise. We offer alternative programs including the MCPT (Military Career Transition Program) for selected concentrations. In addition to the masters programs, we offer doctoral degrees in Early Childhood, Curriculum and Instruction, and Literacy Leadership.

We invite you to explore our degree program offerings, get to know our faculty, and learn more about the tradition of excellence that is central to the mission of the Darden College of Education. For additional information, please contact us at 757-683-3283.

Dr. Gail Dickinson
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research and Interim Chair, Teaching and Learning