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A Record of Excellence

Ranked among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia for 10 consecutive years (2013-22), U.S. News & World Report. Explore Programs
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Career Switcher Program for Accelerated Teaching License

Become a Teacher via the Career Switcher Program. Online. M.Ed. Option Available. Transfer Friendly. Get Started
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M.Ed. – NILD Educational Therapy Certification Program

Meet the High Demand for Educational Therapists. Gain teacher training in special education, offered in partnership with NILD. Explore the Master's Program
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900+ Teachers of the Year Honored Among Alumni

Make a real difference. Read Graduates' Testimonials
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Ed.D. – Doctor of Education

Prepare for Leadership Opportunities Through Regent’s Doctorate in Education. Online. Multiple Concentrations. Explore the Ed.D. Program
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As you consider a graduate degree in education, you’ll find a rich and encouraging mix of scholarship, leadership and mentorship in Regent’s School of Education – a standard of excellence that has contributed to our school’s recognition by U.S. News & World Report, 2022, for top online programs.

Ours is a fully accredited academic program that will introduce you to today’s leading-edge practices in teaching and administration. Your education degree is important to us. That is why we allow the transfer of up to 90 credit hours — 50% of your degree —so that you can achieve your goal. At Regent, you won’t just read about education theories and approaches. You’ll see them modeled firsthand by Regent professors. And, thanks to these nationally recognized leaders, you will be fully engaged in classes with faculty who are clearly invested in you.

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Success Stories

“The Career Switcher program gave me the skills that I needed to feel comfortable stepping into my classroom and allowed for my success. I am now a first-year teacher who is thriving in an environment that applauds creativity and innovation.”

Breanna Mead, M.Ed., 2018 Career Switcher

“The adult track of the TESOL program in Regent's School of Education prepared me to work with students on a beginning English level as well as students on the postgraduate level.”

Joyce Erber, M.Ed., 2009 TESOL

“After a month of online learning at Regent, I thought, 'Man, this is the best thing!' Not only did I get to learn my discipline, I got to learn how my values and my beliefs can be intertwined into my discipline.”

Shaketta D. Thomas, Ed.S. - Educational Psychology, 2017; M.Ed. - Curriculum & Instruction, 2013 Testing Director & Program Specialist, Virginia Department of Corrections

“There’s an atmosphere of excellence at Regent.”

Sharon Byrdsong, Ed.D., 2008 K-12 School Leadership

“As I pondered what do to with the rest of my life when I retired from the Navy, I knew I wanted a job that made me feel valuable and one in which I felt I was making a difference. Thanks to Regent's Career Switcher Program, I know in my heart that as a teacher I do that every day.”

Beth Lambert, M.Ed., 2010 Senior Curriculum Developer

Graduates go on to have successful careers in the global marketplace, including positions at Fortune 100 companies.

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June 20, 2022
Regent University School of Education Launches Professional Practice Dissertation Option

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 20, 2022) – Regent University School of Education is pleased to announce the launch of a Professional Practice Dissertation (PPD) for its Ed.D. K-12 School Leadership and Advanced …

June 7, 2022
Why is College Important? Pursue a Life of Significance at Regent

Why is college important in setting the scene for future success? The answers go far beyond higher pay or better job opportunities, although there are plenty of benefits like that. The experience can impart dividends that can't be …

May 7, 2022
Regent University Celebrates Largest Graduating Class at 42nd Commencement Ceremony

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 7, 2022) – On Saturday, May 7, 2022, Regent University conferred 2,559 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 42nd commencement ceremony—making the class of 2022 the largest …

March 29, 2022
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Regent University Graduate Schools Among the Best in the Nation

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 29, 2022) – According to the 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, Regent University's graduate schools ranked among the best in …

March 14, 2022
Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson Hosts Exclusive Chancellor’s Forum for Regent University School of Education

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 14, 2022) – Regent University Founder, Chancellor and CEO Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson hosted the first School of Education Chancellor’s Forum on March 8, 2022 …

February 25, 2022
Regent University Scores High Marks in Niche’s 2022 Best Colleges Rankings

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 25, 2022) – Niche recently released its 2022 Best Colleges list, ranking Regent University among the best colleges in the nation for its campus, dorms, safety, degree programs, diversity …

February 14, 2022
Regent University Announces Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin as 2022 Commencement Speaker

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 14, 2022) – Regent University is pleased to announce that Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin will be the keynote speaker for Regent’s 42nd commencement ceremony on May 7, 2022 …

December 28, 2021
Regent University Celebrates the 2021 Year in Review

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 28, 2021) – In 2021, Regent University celebrated record-breaking milestones, launched new programs and initiatives, welcomed new leaders, and received prestigious honors and awards. The following highlights …

December 7, 2021
#1 Best Value College in Virginia for 2021: Regent University

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 7, 2021) – Best Value Schools has ranked Regent University #1 Best College in Virginia for 2021. Their research measured all colleges and universities in Virginia based on key factors of cost of …

October 19, 2021
Regent University’s School of Education Launches Peer Mentoring & Dissertation Coaching Program

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (October 19, 2021) - The Regent University School of Education will launch a Peer Mentoring & Dissertation Coaching Program on October 25, 2021, to support first-year master’s …

August 18, 2021
Rising World Changers

Meet Nine Accomplished Graduates from the Class of 2021 who are Ready to Change the World Sheila Atieno (College of Arts & Sciences ’21)B.S. in Biophysical Sciences Sheila is living proof that miracles exist. In middle school, a train wreck left …

July 22, 2021
Regent University Named #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 22, 2021) – Regent University has been ranked the #1 Safest College in Virginia. Regent’s outstanding safeguards were recognized in a new report by YourLocalSecurity, an ADT authorized provider and partner of …

June 17, 2021
Regent University Names William L. Hathaway, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 17, 2021) – Today, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, founder, chancellor, and CEO of Regent University, announced that the university has appointed William L. Hathaway, Ph.D. to …

June 11, 2021
Spring 2021 Faculty Awards for Excellence Announced by Regent's Office of Academic Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 11, 2021) - Regent University's Faculty Awards for Excellence program recognizes faculty for their extraordinary commitment and dedication to Regent's mission as evidenced by …

May 8, 2021
Regent University Celebrates Largest Graduating Class at 41st Commencement Ceremony

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 8, 2021) – On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Regent University conferred over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 41st commencement ceremony—making the class of 2021 the largest …