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Graduate Degree Major Programs

Longwood's rich history of training teachers began with its formation as the Farmville Female Seminary in 1839.  Graduate study was added to the offerings in 1954. To remain on the cutting edge, teachers must continuously update their skills and knowledge.  The first graduate programs were created to provide teachers with those needed opportunities, a tradition that continues today.  Our applied programs prepare individuals for professional leadership roles, provide environments for individual inquiry in a variety of fields, teach skills to integrate technology throughout the learning process, encourage service to the public, and allow for creative expression. 


The EDUCATION major reflects the long standing tradition of graduate study at Longwood.  Ten different concentrations covering a wide variety of areas are offered under this major all leading to the Master of Science degree.

The READING, LITERACY & LEARNING major, Master of Education degree, gives students tremendous flexibility to either remain in the classroom or become a reading specialist - a requirement in every elementary school in Virginia. 

The SCHOOL LIBRARIANSHIP major prepares students to work as 21st century school librarians, a high demand career, and become media-literate, technologically-literate and information-literate while obtaining a Master of Education degree.