Pre-Education Advising Program

Please visit PEAP Google Site for more information.

PEAP is positioned within the Office of Academic Programs in the School of Education at Virginia Tech and provides support for undergraduate students who wish to pursue careers in Teaching or School Counseling. The program advises students in all majors as to the specific requirements for state endorsements and graduate school admissions, and assists students in moving toward the goal of becoming competitive applicants and highly qualified educators.

  • Students who participate in the Pre-Education Advising Program benefit from:
  • Individual and small group advising sessions
  • Personal mentoring meetings
  • Participation in field experiences in local schools
  • Teacher assessment preparation
  • Topical workshops, discussion sessions, and guest speakers
  • Leadership opportunities in student organizations focused on education
  • Scholarships

For more information:

Dawn Knight-Withers

Program Coordinator

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Virginia Tech School of Education is an all-graduate student program and while admission is not automatically guaranteed, many students enter our program immediately from VT undergraduate programs.

Undergraduate students can take certain master's courses in their senior year with acceptable GPA.

Multiple undergraduate volunteer opportunities are available in our local school divisions.

Our graduates tend to get jobs quicker and stay in the profession longer than the norm. We believe this is due to strong preparation that helps prevent burn-out and job frustrations.

Teacher Licensure programs - Each of these programs can be completed in 12-15 months after earning an undergraduate degree.

■ Agriculture ■ Biology ■ Business ■ Chemistry ■ Earth Science ■ Elementary ■ English ■ English as a Second Language ■Family and Consumer Science ■ History and Social Science ■ Marketing ■ Math ■ Music ■ Physics

Counselor Education - A two-year, full-time master's program (at Higher Ed Center in Roanoke)

Preparation is offered in both School Counseling and in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (preparation for Licensed Professional Counselor). Students who graduate with a master's degree in the school counseling track are qualified and endorsed for licensure/certification as school counselors by the Virginia Department of Education.

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School of Education

The following information is intended to help you choose the right undergraduate major for what

you want to teach. Within your undergraduate program, it is important to plan carefully so that

you also meet the Virginia licensure requirements for the selected subject area. Please contact for the most current information about specific coursework, or to discuss teaching

areas not listed below.

All teacher and school counselor education programs are completed at the graduate level with

student earning a MA or MS in Education. Each of the graduate level teacher education

programs at Virginia Tech is fully approved by the Virginia Department of Education and the

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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