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Program Information

Earn a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree

Earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree from Longwood University without leaving your hometown. Classes are offered at New College Institute (NCI), a state-funded educational entity in Martinsville, Va.

The following programs of study are available:

Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies Elementary Education

Liberal Studies is a cross-disciplinary major for the generalist. Most students who choose Liberal Studies are preparing to be elementary or middle school teachers, and the various tracks of this major prepare students for teaching licensure at one or both of those levels.

Transfer to Longwood University with your associate’s degree and complete your bachelor’s degree in about two years.

The Longwood University Difference

  • On-site classes at NCI, supportive faculty and individual assistance help students succeed.
  • Student teaching gives students real-world experience in the classroom.
  • Graduates are licensed to teach grades PreK-6 and are highly sought after by Virginia public schools for teaching positions.
  • Financial aid is available.

View a sample off-site course schedule.


Master of Science Degree in Education

 Algebra & Middle School Mathematics

The Algebra & Middle School Mathematics concentration is designed for the middle school classroom teacher who wants to improve instructional skills as well as expand knowledge and skills in teaching mathematics through Algebra I.

Elementary & Middle School Mathematics

The Elementary & Middle School Mathematics concentration is designed for the classroom teacher who wants to improve instructional skills as well as expand knowledge and skills in mathatematics. 

Longwood requires a minimum of six students to start a cohort.


Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission

Prospective students will apply to Longwood University as transfer students. Applications will be evaluated by the Longwood admissions office on an individual basis.

Graduate Admission

Prospective graduate students must minimally hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and a valid teaching license.  Complete graduate applications are evaluated on an individual basis by the respective program faculty.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fees vary by the term (Fall, Spring, Summer or Winter Intersession), the level of the class (undergraduate or graduate), the class location (on-campus, off-campus or online) and by residency status (in-state or out-of-state). For additional information on calculating tuition and fees click here: Tuition and Fees

For a list of off-site, undergraduate tuition and fees click here: Current tuition and fees per credit hour (Remember to multiply this amount by the number of credit hours.)  


Financial Aid

Prospective students are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Longwood University Financial Aid Office will use the FAFSA to determine financial need, develop a financial aid package, and issue a financial aid award letter.

Consult the following links for information about the FAFSA and Longwood University financial aid policies and programs.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

Longwood University Financial Aid Office: