Great Hearts- Interest Meeting

Great Hearts Teacher Recruitment

Laura Birdwell, the teacher recruitment officer for Great Hearts Academies in Arizona and Texas will be visiting campus to speak with students who are considering careers in teaching (Nov. 11th, 6pm, Lee Hall 412). Great Hearts is a chartered public primary and secondary institution with 22 schools in AZ and 3 in TX which offers a classical curriculum. Students begin taking Latin early (in some schools as early as kindergarten!) and have the option of taking ancient Greek or a modern European language in high school. The school is secular; all students wear uniforms; they read Plato from an early age. The current waitlist is 13,000 students. Great Hearts is looking for highly qualified teachers who have strong liberal arts degrees. … [Read more...]

UMW Launches Virginia Teacher Scholarship


November 3, 2015 by Erika Spivey The University of Mary Washington has launched a UMW Virginia Teacher Scholarship for Graduate Education Programs. The scholarship, which covers 15 percent of tuition, is available for Virginia residents who are educators working in a public or non-public PreK-12 school located in Virginia. Applications for the scholarship are being accepted for the spring 2016 term. “The College of Education places more than 500 students a year in area classrooms as part of the program’s teacher preparation and training,” said Nina Mikhalevsky, interim dean of UMW’s College of Education.  “This scholarship is an important step in furthering UMW’s on-going partnership with local school districts.” UMW offers a Master of Education for Professional Development with endorsements in gift education, diverse student populations, educational leadership, literacy specialist, special education general curriculum and adapted curriculum, secondary mathematics and … [Read more...]

Accepting Spring 2016 Applications

Trinkle Hall 1943

 The College of Education is now accepting applications for Spring 2016. Please note: We do take applications after the deadline, as course space is available. If you took a qualifying exam and don’t have your scores yet, still turn in your application. We need an official copy of your passing scores before you can be admitted. Please indicate this on your application. If you are enrolling as an undergraduate in one of the 5-year programs, consider attending an optional Group Information Session.  There is a session scheduled for October 29th at 5:00PM in Trinkle Room 210. These important sessions provide information about our programs and guidance with the application process. If you are planning to enroll in on one of the post-baccalaureate initial licensure programs or one of the advanced licensure programs for practicing teachers, follow the link below to learn more about program options. Link: … [Read more...]

Info Sessions – Want to Teach?


Interested in Teaching? Attend one of our Group Information Sessions to learn about our five 5-year undergraduate-graduate initial licensure programs  and ask questions. Attending is required before you apply! Group Information Sessions September 15th @ 5:00PM in Trinkle Room 210 September 23rd @ 5:00PM in Trinkle Room 204 October 29th @ 5:00PM in Trinkle Room 210 We look forward to seeing you there! Applying for Spring 2016 Procedures and Checklists - October 1st, 2015 Procedures and Checklists (Transfer Students Only) - December 1st, 2015 Note: You may turn in your application by the deadline even if you have not yet received your qualifying scores. Your passing scores must be turned into Anna Perdue before you can be admitted to the College of Education. … [Read more...]

WANT TO TUTOR? Fall Tutors Needed!


Are you a UMW student? Want to Tutor? Does your major, course, club or organization require service hours? We can help you! HungryBrains! at Hazel Hill (formerly Hazel Hill Homework Club) is seeking fall tutors. This program is an after-school tutoring program for diverse, high-poverty elementary and middle school students at the Hazel Hill Apartments in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. The program is owned by the National Housing Trust and tutoring is organized through the College of Education. Tutoring takes place at the Hazel Hill Community Center (100 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia) Mondays - Thursdays from 4PM-6PM. We are also starting a Friday after-school enrichment program in STEM, math, science, literacy, social studies and other subjects through projects and games. This is a UMW student-run program. All information session, scheduling and tutoring questions can be directed to: Christine MacKrell, Program Manager, She runs the … [Read more...]

COE OPEN HOUSE – Join Us on Friday, Aug. 21st!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TEACHER? Meet professors, current students, and recent graduates teaching in VA schools! Come to the College of Education Open House This Friday, August 21, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 223 Trinkle Hall Light refreshments will be served. Free COE giveaways to early arrivals!   … [Read more...]

Free Learner Space Summer Camp, July 21-22


The College of Education is hosting a free LearnerSpace Summer Camp for children of UMW faculty and staff on July 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will learn about the maker’s space, 3D printing, robotics and rockets. The camp is open to children ages 9 to 13 and takes place on the Stafford campus in the north building, Room 112. Registration is required for each day. Register Today Contact Linda Falden with any questions … [Read more...]

Partnering with Local Elementary Schools to Tackle Oil Spills

George Meadows

University of Mary Washington Professor of Education George Meadows partnered with principals and teachers at Anne E. Moncure, Hartwood and Ferry Farm elementary schools and Friends of the Rappahannock to educate more than 300 students about water pollution caused by oil spills before starting the building process.   … [Read more...]

Effective July 1, 2015: Be sure to register for the correct test code

Praxis II Changes

  Effective July 1, 2015 required new test codes Students registering for these test now with the intentions of taking the tests after July 1, 2015 need to be sure they sign up with the correct test code (the test code is the 4 digit number of the test). Elementary (preK-6, 6-8) Endorsement Areas Passing Score Specialty Area Test Elementary Education (required after 7/1/2015) Elementary Education:  Multiple Subjects (required after 7/1/2015) 157 Elementary Education:  Multiple Subjects:  Reading and Language Arts (required after 7/1/2015) 157 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Mathematics (required after 7/1/2015) 155 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Social Studies (required after 7/1/2015) 159 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects: Science *(required after 7/1/2015) Elementary Education *(required 7/1/2014-6/30/2015) Elementary Education:  Multiple … [Read more...]

Upcoming Info Sessions and Cohort Meetings

Teacher Candidates

Students interested in applying to the education program must attend a group information session. Spring 2015 sessions are: Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 5 p.m. - Location #210 Trinkle Hall Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 5 p.m. - Location #210 Trinkle Hall   Please email with any questions. … [Read more...]