Top elementary education programs in Virginia

Advanced degrees in elementary education equip teachers with additional knowledge and skills to better teach elementary-aged students in subjects like math, English, history, and more. These are the top elementary education programs in the U.S. Read more about our ranking methodology here.

Our master’s in elementary education rankings cover 208 of the 279 universities available, accounting for 87% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $49,054.

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#1 in Virginia | #4 in Elementary education nationally

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Economic score: 0.19

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $49,977

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $23,780

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $18,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.36

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Virginia | #22 in Elementary education nationally

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia

Economic score: 0.29

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $46,164

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $19,967

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $23,227

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.50

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Virginia | #24 in Elementary education nationally

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia

Economic score: 0.30

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $54,497

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $28,300

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $33,502

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.61

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Virginia | #120 in Elementary education nationally

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia

Economic score: 0.52

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $41,336

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $15,139

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $34,166

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.83

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.