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

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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...]