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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
Students in a class: Explore the MEd NILD Educational Therapy Certification Program offered by Regent (online/Virginia).

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875+ 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

“A Regent education will open up doors for you. It certainly has for me.”

Roxie Godfrey, Ed.D., 2005 Teacher Educator & Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University

“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

“Looking back, I can take almost every single facet of my daily work and tie it to my training at Regent. ”

Thomas "Randy" Brunk, M.Ed., 1989 Head of School, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

“Regent's M.Ed. in TESOL program has prepared me to organize and run the ESL courses at my school. Regent's TESOL professors assign the most applicable projects, which have helped me with planning lessons, selecting curriculum and creating assessments, as well as with conducting several teacher-in-service sessions for my school.”

Katherine Tipton, M.Ed., 2011 Teacher

“When I felt called to teaching after a career in the military, Regent University bridged the gap and laid a solid, Christian-based path for me to follow.”

John Pienkowski, M.Ed., 2017 Level II Career Switcher

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

April 26, 2021
Regent University Freezes Tuition for 2021-22 Academic Year

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 26, 2021) – To help students recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Regent University will freeze tuition for all classes in Fall 2021 through Summer 2022, both online and on campus. For …

March 30, 2021
Regent University Dean Launches Library Leadership Council

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 30, 2021) – The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) recently approved a proposal submitted by Dean of Regent University Library Esther Gillie to establish a CCCU Library Leadership Council …

March 18, 2021
10 Things You Need to Know About Regent 2021 Commencement and Commissioning Virtual Ceremonies

Regent is excited that graduates and their supporters from around the world can come together during a virtual experience to celebrate the culmination of our journey together. Here are some important …

March 18, 2021
Regent University Announces Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as 2021 Commencement Speaker

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 18, 2021) – Regent University is pleased to announce former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as the keynote speaker for its 41st commencement ceremony on May 8, 2021. Secretary …

March 8, 2021
Regent University Will Celebrate Virtual Commencement Ceremony on May 8, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 8, 2021) – On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Regent University will celebrate its 41st commencement ceremony in a virtual format with live-streamed events at www.regent.edu/commencement. We are …

February 12, 2021
How to Become a Teacher: Bachelor's in Education and Teaching-Degree Path

A career in education is rewarding and empowering as you engage students in learning about themselves and the world. Teachers educate children and adolescents about a wide range of subjects. The general steps that lead to …