The Fifth Annual Literacy Symposium

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The fifth annual Literacy Symposium, supported by the College of Education at the University of Mary Washington and Stafford County Public Schools, will be held on November 20,  2014 at UMW’s Stafford Campus in Fredericksburg, VA. … [Read more...]

UMW Alum a Leader in the Education Community


Today Gerald Ndikintum, M.Ed. ’06 is an important figure in the Northern Virginia education community. But not too long ago – before he became a UMW COE student, an adjunct instructor in the UMW College of Education, before he was chair of the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of English for Speakers of Other Languages, and before he settled in the U.S. – Ndikintum was fighting for the rights of teachers and English speakers in Africa. … [Read more...]

The Shirley Van Epps Waple Professor Dr. George Meadows


STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – gets a lot of love these days in educational circles, but Professor of Education George Meadows believes the “E” part of the acronym is due more attention. The Shirley Van Epps Waple Professor, who teaches future elementary through high school science teachers, knows that the Virginia Standards of Learning emphasize the traditional sciences of biology, chemistry, and physics. But change is inevitable, and he wants schools, teachers, and the students themselves to be ready. … [Read more...]

Join Us at the 5th Annual Literacy Symposium

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The fifth annual Literacy Symposium, supported by the College of Education at the University of Mary Washington and Stafford County Public Schools, will be held on November 20,  2014 at UMW’s Stafford Campus in Fredericksburg, VA. … [Read more...]

Upcoming Info Sessions and Cohort Meetings

Teacher Candidates

Students interested in applying to the education program must attend a group information session. Two more sessions are scheduled for this semester: Thursday, September 18 @ 5 p.m. in Trinkle room 210 Tuesday, September 23 @ 5 p.m. in Trinkle room 210   Current undergrad five-year pathway students should also note that there are some very important cohort meetings coming up: Undergrad Seniors- Thursday, September 18 @ 5 p.m. in Trinkle room 204 Undergrad non-Seniors- Tuesday, October 7 @ 5 p.m. in Trinkle rooms 204 and 210 (more info to follow about room assignments)   Please email with any questions. … [Read more...]

Fall 2014 Professional Development Courses – Register Now!

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Register for fall 2014 Professional Development courses - here. … [Read more...]

UMW Alum Brings Destination Imagination to Spotsylvania


University of Mary Washington alumna Anne Roberts started and coordinated the first-ever  Destination Imagination teams at Thornburg Middle School with one of the teams ranking in an international competition. (Read more...) … [Read more...]

Exploring Place-Based Learning First Hand

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Katy Chase has bug viewers, digital microscopes, binoculars and GPS navigation systems at her disposal when she shares her knowledge about environmental science with the community. The University of Mary Washington College of Education and EagleRun Library … [Read more...]

Dr. Epps recognized with the Graduate Faculty Award


Beverly D. Epps, associate professor in the Department of Foundations, Leadership and Special Populations in the College of Education, was recognized with the Graduate Faculty Award. The honor recognizes an exceptional full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in graduate teaching and professional leadership in a graduate program. The person selected must have served in a full-time position at the university for at least two years. … [Read more...]

4th Annual Educator in Residence Event


  Martha Abbott was the featured educator at the fourth annual College of Education Educator-in-Residence event April 26 at the UMW Stafford campus. The day-long event also featured graduate presentations, workshops, and an award ceremony. Abbot earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in Latin from the University of Mary Washington and spent 32 years in education before joining the nonprofit sector. She also holds a master’s degree in Spanish linguistics from Georgetown University and was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2004 by UMW. To end the day’s events, several graduates received awards. Olivia Costello received the Outstanding Master of Education Student Award. Laura Gomez  received the Barbara Bishop Mann Award.  Students Anne Roberts and Merilee Grubb received the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Virginia Scholars Awards. Read more about the Event, Educator-in-Residence Talks Leadership with Graduates … [Read more...]