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

Educator in Residence 2011 Lecture

  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...]

Video: 4 Years in Under 5 Minutes


The College of Education is proud of its many programs, faculty, students and alumni. The video below highlights our programs, research, partnerships and more. Enjoy!   … [Read more...]

Fredericksburg City Schools Summer Personnel

Fredericksburg City Public Schools 817 Princess Anne Street Fredericksburg, Virginia  22401-5819 Telephone:  (540) 372-1130 Fax:  (540) 372-1111 VACANCY NOTICE FOR SUMMER SCHOOL PERSONNEL 2013 – 2014 SCHOOL YEAR  POSITION:        Summer School Teaching Assistant REQUIREMENTS: •  Must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written form. •  Must be able to work collaboratively within a team structure. •  Must    demonstrate   proficiency   on    Standards   of   Learning    in    Reading   and Mathematics. •  Must be in good academic standing at an institution for higher learning or recently completed undergraduate studies (within two years). LOCATIONS:   Hugh Mercer Elementary School Lafayette Upper Elementary School Walker-Grant Middle School SALARY:          $10.00 per hour  DATES:              June 20, 2014 – July 23, 2014 CONTACT:       Harry R. Thomas III, Director of Instruction APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled; interviews … [Read more...]

COE Grad in the News

CHS Principal Larry Marks congratulates Hallie Feingold

Congratulations to UMW College of Education and Classics, Religion and Philosophy Alumna Hallie Feingold for her selection as the 2014 New Teacher of the Year at Courtland High School. Ms. Feingold is in her first year as a Latin teacher at CHS. We are proud of her accomplishment and wish her continued success in her teaching career! … [Read more...]

Attention! Undergrad 203/204 5-Year Pathway Apps…

Due to the inclement weather last week, undergraduate five-year pathway (EDUC 203/204) applications will be accepted throughout the remainder of this week. All apps should be submitted by Friday, 2/21. Contact Amy Beaulieu at abeaulie@umw.edu with any questions. … [Read more...]

UMW Spring 2014 Education Fair

Teacher Candidates

Spring 2014 Education Fair MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Office of Academic and Career Services at the University of Mary Washington will be holding their Spring 2014 Education Fair on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 3-6 p.m. at the UMW Stafford Campus. The UMW Spring Education Fair is open to all students/alumni interested in K-12 teaching positions and some administrative opportunities. The Education Fair will give you the opportunity to network and secure potential job leads with local and regional school systems. Please dress professionally and bring copies of your resume. Pre-registration for students is not required. … [Read more...]

Upcoming Group Information Sessions

Mark your calendars! The College of Education has two upcoming group information sessions for students interested in applying to the program: Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, February 12, both at 5 p.m. in Trinkle Hall, Room 210. Attendance at an info session is mandatory for admission into the program. **Please note: Due to the recent snow days and rescheduling of one of the info sessions, the deadline for application to the program for the summer or fall semester has been extended through February 14. Please call 540-654-1034 or email abeaulie@umw.edu with any questions. … [Read more...]

EdTech Conference a Success


FOURTH ANNUAL UMW EDTECH CONFERENCE A SUCCESS As reported by Melina Downs: FREDERICKSBURG, VA (March 14, 2014)- Educators from across the region came together March 14 for the Fourth Annual EdTech Conference at the University of Mary Washington to talk about ways to change learning in the digital age. Students from J.W. Alvey Elementary School show Catherine Walker, adjunct instructor for the UMW College of Education, a project that they are completing. Pictured from left are Walker, fourth-graders Misha Padigala and Jessica Minelli. Sponsored by the College of Education, the day began with a keynote presentation by Director of Teaching and Learning at UMW Jim Groom who spoke about publishing and archiving student work, UMW blogs, digital storytelling and why K-12 educators should incorporate those tools in the classroom. “What we do as educators – what we do in higher ed and K-12 – is share a hope. It’s a hope that what we’re doing is framing a whole world of … [Read more...]

Sign up to be a Tutor @ HungryBrains! at Hazel Hill

HungryBrains! at Hazel Hill (formerly Hazel Hill Homework Club) is seeking spring tutors. This program is an after-school tutoring program for diverse, high-poverty elementary and middle school students at the Section 8 Hazel Hill Apartments in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. The club is owned by the National Housing Trust and tutoring is organized through the College of Education at the University of Mary Washington. 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 with individual students in STEM, math, science, literacy, social studies and other subjects through projects and games. General Information: http://hazelhill.umwblogs.org/ If you are interested please sign up to tutor with their availability:http://hazelhill.umwblogs.org/home/ (Click the “Sign up to Participate” link). Attend an information session. We … [Read more...]