College of Graduate & Professional Studies
- Graduate Studies
- Professional Studies
- Digital Education Collaborative–Instructional Technology
We offer 5 graduate majors with 24 degree concentrations, 4 professional endorsement programs and 3 certificate programs.
We are designed primarily for the individual who is employed full-time and wishes to enroll in graduate studies on a part-time basis.
Jeff Everhart, a graduate student in English, is helping faculty members integrate technology into the classroom through the newly formed Digital Education Collaborative unit.
After earning a master's degree in education with a concentration in literacy and culture and a teaching endorsement as a reading specialist in 2009, Rachel Johnson was named Mecklenburg County's Teacher of the Year in 2011-and later the Region 8 Virginia Teacher of the Year.
As a graduate student in Creative Writing, Beth Feagan '10, M.A. '12 gains teaching experience as a graduate assistant and helps organize Longwood's annual "Banned Book Reading."
Dr. Katherine Wiesendanger, professor in the Literacy & Culture graduate program, demonstrates a reading lesson to students in King William County Public Schools as part of the program's practicum. During the practicum course, graduate candidates and professors work together in the field to identify and solve problems in literacy education.
As the lead warden at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va., Benjamin Wright '97, M.S. '07 offers a variety of programs aimed at helping rehabilitate offenders and prepare them to successfully re-enter society.
Shannon Hyman, a 2009 graduate of the School Library Media program, led Byrd Middle School in Henrico County, Va., to win two 21st Century contests as part of Digital Learning Day and the American Association of School Librarians video contest.
Tracy Aitken, 2006 graduate from the School Library Media program and school librarian at Oak Knoll Middle School in Hanover County, received the 2011 School Librarian of the Year award from the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL).
Audrey Church, associate professor in the Department of Education and Special Education, has been the coordinator of the School Library Media graduate program for 12 years. In this position, she serves as a role model for those entering the school library profession.