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...]

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...]

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: If you are interested please sign up to tutor with their availability: (Click the “Sign up to Participate” link). Attend an information session. We … [Read more...]

Second Annual Hazel Hill Pumpkin Festival!

Dear UMW Students (and Friends), Do you need community hours for your class, organization or team? Need to relax after classes? What something fun to do before you go out on Halloween? Or just need to work on that good karma? We need your help with an incredible opportunity at the end of the month. On Halloween, Thursday, October 31st, we will be host our annual HAZEL HILL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL at the Hazel Hill Community Center for the children in the HungryBrains! at Hazel Hill after-school tutoring program. (There will be no tutoring that day). You can volunteer with games, set up or clean up and/or donate items for the festival. Anyone can help us! We need it! PLEASE pass this along to your friends, roommates, teammates, boyfriends, girlfriends and partners, etc. Make it a group effort! EVENT INFO Hazel Hill Community Center 100 Princess Anne St Thursday, October 31st, 2013 4pm-7pm Set up around 3:15 Clean up until around 7:30   PROPOSED ACTIVITIES … [Read more...]

Play Lab

Play Lab

The UMW Autism Clinic and Play Lab is a program run by the Graduate Special Education program at the University of Mary Washington’s College of Education. … [Read more...]

Inaugural Hattie M. Strong Foundation Scholars Selected

  I am delighted to announce our two inaugural Strong Scholars: Ms. Jacqueline Demko, Master of Education and Initial Licensure Candidate (post-bacc pathway)  in Visual Arts PreK-12 Ms. Hannah Kassebaum, Master of Education and Initial Licensure Candidate (5yr pathway) in Secondary English. Thank you everyone who participated in this process and enthusiastic congratulations to Jacqueline and Hannah. Sincerely, Mary Gendernalik-Cooper, Ph.D.   … [Read more...]

4th Annual Literacy Leadership Symposium

4th Annual Literacy Leadership Symposium: Reaching All Learners October 10, 2013   When: Thursday, October 10, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Where: University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus, University Hall Featured Speakers Dr. Michael McKenna, University of Virginia Dr. Richard Long, International Reading Association Visit the Literacy Leadership Symposium Web site to Learn More … [Read more...]