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Graduate & Online Students

Be more than you ever thought possible.

At Ferrum College, our five graduate programs and online courses equip you to become more engaged with your career. Our integrated approach to education will prepare you to be successful in your professional life. All our graduate programs, continuing teacher education courses, and the RN to BSN are 100% online to maximize flexibility.

Athletic Coaching, M.S.

The Master of Science in Athletic Coaching program develops and prepares coaches to assist student-athletes in the successful attainment of the well-being of mind, body, and spirit that catalyzes athletic performance.

Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction prepares educators who already have a bachelor’s degree and/or a master’s in education to reach the next level of their career goals. This non-licensure program aims to create confident educators who are responsive to their students’ diverse curriculum and instructional development needs. 

Psychology, M.S.

The Master of Science in Psychology is a flexible, non-licensure degree program, enabling students to adapt the program to their particular interests and goals in psychology. This degree culminates in a thesis, training students to become competent consumers and producers of social science research.

Teacher Leadership and Coaching, Ed.S.

The Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership and Coaching is a 30-credit-hour online program that will provide candidates with skills to be leaders in a variety of collaborative learning environments at the school or district level.

“Ferrum College offers much more than just an excellent education. The professors and staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive. I completed my bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in psychology at Ferrum College. This program has prepared me for diverse experiences and multiple career settings. I highly recommend the Ferrum College Psychology Program for those looking to make a career in this field.” 

Katie Ingram, M.S. ’21, QMHP-A

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Provisionally Licensed Teacher Certification

To assist current teachers who have been provisionally licensed by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to teach in a school district, Ferrum College now offers a Professional Studies in Education for Licensure Certificate!


  • Spring II: EDU 357 Classroom Management
  • Summer I: EDU 203 Foundations & Trends in Education
  • Summer II: 355 Curriculum and Instruction
  • Summer I & II: EDU 357 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment and PSY 211 Human Growth and Development
  • Fall I: EDU 203 Foundations & Trends in Education and PSY 211 Human Growth and Development
  • Fall II: EDU 359 Assessment of and for Learning and PSY 211 Human Growth and Development
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Graduate Resources

Take the next step in your career

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Graduate Student Admissions Contact: Joyce Creel

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