Program Offerings

The Department of Education offers an experiential focused curriculum leading to the following degrees:

Secondary Education in Biology Chemistry, English, Mathematics, or Music (M.T.)

 Research Degree Programs

Education Highlights

Hampton University Leadership Academy

The U.S. Department of Education’s School Leadership Program awarded Hampton University a $322,489 grant for five years, totaling $2.69 Million in support of the Hampton University Leadership Academy (HULA).  The Department of Education will partner with area school districts to implement a multifaceted approach towards improving student achievement by improving the effectiveness of educational leadership.  Read more…

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Hampton University also received the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant from the National Science Foundation.  The five year award, in the amount of $840,881, supports a collaborative effort between the School of Science and the Department of Education that aims to prepare undergraduates and professions in science, technology, engineering, or math fields to become K-12 teachers in high-need, economically disadvantaged public school districts.  The grant intends to ensure that more minority students will join the ranks of highly qualified STEM teachers. 

The Department has been highly successful in placing students in various areas of education. Students who graduate from the Department with teaching degrees are approved for licensure in Virginia and may qualify for licensure in 45 other states through reciprocity. Approximately 95% of the students majoring in education receive jobs within their field. The other 5% of the students continue on to graduate schools. 

Education Advising and Assessment Center

The Education Advising and Assessment Center (EAAC) provides assistance to undergraduate and graduate students seeking a license to teach in the State of Virginia or aiming to become certified support personnel in education. Students are provided access to an array of resources to include the latest in test preparation for the Praxis Core Academic Skills Test for Educators, the Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE) Examination, the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA), the Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (CKT) Test, the Praxis Subject Assessments, and the National Counselor Exam (NCE). Diagnostic assessments are conducted to assess students’ strengths and weaknesses, to ensure differentiation of instruction, and to meet the targeted needs of students. The Center is also open to non-education majors who are preparing for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The Center is located in Phenix Hall, Room 302.

Contact Us for Reading, Writing and Math Tutors 757.728.6735

Director: 757.728.6589

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM to 7 PM and Fridays: 9 AM to 4 PM.

Department of Education Admissions Requirements

  • Completed at least 45 hours of study
  • “C” or better in ENG 101, ENG 102, COM 103, and MAT 110 (or higher)
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Standardized Reading, Writing, and Math Proficiency

    Option A: Passing VCLA (470) with minimum Reading (235) and Writing (235) scores and Praxis Core Math scores (150)
    Option B: Passing Praxis Core scores (Reading-156; Writing-162; Math-150)
    Option C: Composite SAT scores (1170) with minimum Math-560; Reading plus Writing-580
    Option D: Composite ACT scores (24) with minimum Math –22; plus Reading-46

  • Copy of Dyslexia Certificate
  • Copy of SAT or ACT scores
  • 2 Sealed letters of recommendations from persons outside of the Department
  • 3 Copies of essay entitled, “Why I want to teach?”
  • Completed Application Form and Copy of Unofficial Transcript


  • Small Class Sizes
  • Certification options in high need STEM Areas
  • Departmental Tutors and Resources for Professional Exam Preparation
  • Five Year Master Teacher Program
  • Accelerated 2.5 Year Ph.D. Program in Education
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Official Year Founded: 1929

Department of Education Chairperson: Dr. Martha Jallim-Hall

Mailing Address:Department of Education
P.O. Box 6195
Hampton, Virginia 23668 

Phone: 757.727.5793
Fax: 757.727.5534

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Scholarships: The Hampton University Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program is designed to encourage and prepare talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become mathematics and science teachers. This program is offered by Hampton University (HU) in collaboration with the National Science Foundation and helps interested and eligible students to become highly qualified STEM teachers and pursue their teaching careers.

The HU Noyce Teacher program provides scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who are committed to teaching after graduation from the program.

As an undergraduate biology or mathematics major and a Noyce Teacher Scholarship recipient, you can receive scholarship funding for up to a maximum of three years that includes:

  • $2,700 stipend for participating in an internship program in the summer between your freshman and sophomore year and the sophomore and junior year;
  • Scholarship funding that can cover up to the entire cost of attendance at HU annually during your junior year, senior year, and one year of graduate study!
Mary T. Christian Endowed Scholarship Deemed appropriate to a well-deserved student in the field of Education $2,891
Arlene W. Clinkseale Endowed Scholarship Well deserving student majoring in teaching. $1,347
Rayford & Frances Harris Endowed Scholarship Well deserving student with financial need, who is majoring in Teacher Education $2,391
Dr. John & Mary Hewlett Endowed Scholarship The scholarship recent shall have at least a 2.75 grade point average.  The recipient must be going into education or majoring in education with an emphasis on teaching $5,760
Hope Teaching Fellowship Endowment The scholarship shall be awarded to recipients who choose to pursue a career in the profession of teaching. $2,689
Henry C. & Emma E. Roane Endowed Scholarship The scholarship shall be offered to a student who shows evidence of the desire to become a teacher.
In awarding the scholarship, emphasis shall be placed on the characteristics and abilities, which equip the student to become a leader. 
The recipient should have a level of scholarship and noteworthy success in extracurricular activities and, in addition, possess a balance of desirable personal qualities such as strong moral character, integrity, and a sense of citizenship. 
The recipient must be involved in volunteerism in the community beyond the walls of the campus.

The TEACH Grant Program

This grant provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.

The Virginia Teaching Scholarship  Loan Program

The 2018 Virginia General Assembly appropriated $708,000 in support of the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP). Subject to available funding, scholarship amounts will be based on $10,000 per academic year for full-time students and shall be prorated for part-time students based on the number of credit hours. 

Subject to available funding, these scholarship loans are for teacher candidates, including graduate students and paraprofessionals from Virginia school divisions enrolled in an approved teacher education program at an accredited Virginia public or private four-year institution of higher education in the Commonwealth. Candidates must (i) be enrolled full-time or part-time in an approved undergraduate or graduate teacher education program or are participants in another approved teacher education program; (ii) have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent; and (iii) be nominated for such scholarship by the institution where they are enrolled and meet the criteria and qualifications, pursuant to § 22.1-290.01, Code of Virginia, except as provided herein. Awards shall be made to candidates who are enrolled full-time or part-time in an approved undergraduate or graduate teacher education programs for the top five critical teacher shortage disciplines; however, a minority teacher candidates may be enrolled in any content area for teacher preparation. Teacher candidates who previously received funding through the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program are not eligible. 

“Minority student candidate” is defined as Black (includes Jamaican, Bahamians and other Caribbeans of African descent), Hispanic (includes person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Central or South American or other Spanish origin or culture), Asian and Asian American (includes Pakistanis, Indians, and Pacific Islanders), and American Indians (includes Alaskans).