Hungry Brains! at Hazel Hill (formerly Hazel Hill Homework Club) is seeking fall 2013 tutors. This program is an after-school tutoring program for diverse, low-income 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) on Mondays - Thursdays from 4PM-6PM. We are also building a Friday after-school enrichment program with individual students. General Information about the Program: http://hazelhill.umwblogs.org/ Tutoring begins Monday, September 9th, 2013. If you are interested in tutoring, you should attend an information session. We are holding two information sessions next week. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at 5:00PM Trinkle Hall, Room B36 University of Mary … [Read more...]

Steps in Preparing for a Professional Teaching License: Post-Baccalaureate Pathways

In order to teach in Virginia, you must hold a valid teaching license.  A teaching license requires completion of  an approved teacher preparation program in the subject or field that you want to teach. Find out how the University of Mary Washington can help you take the steps to Prepare for a Professional Teaching License [Read More...] … [Read more...]


Welcome to the UMW Teacher Spot! This is an open source teacher community that provides free and open access to tools and resources such as learning and course materials, lecture videos, assessment tools, research, and other instructional materials. Ideas are freely available to practicing teachers. [Read More...] … [Read more...]

Which Program is Best for You?

Teacher education can help you more effectively instruct students in language, math, and more. Find out what programs are best for you and join the high-caliber faculty, and diverse undergraduate, graduate and postgraduates … [Read more...]

Welcome from Dr. Suzanne G. Houff, Chair Department of Curriculum and Instruction

  Welcome back to a new semester. I hope that each of you had a fun and productive summer and are now ready to get back to classes. There have been a few changes over the summer in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and in the Trinkle education suite.  Dr. Marie Sheckels has completed her term as department chair, Dr. Suzanne G. Houff is the new chair.  Ms. Tember Smith retired and we are welcoming a new office manager, Ms. Amy Beaulie.  The office manager and the department chair have moved into room 223, do drop by and introduce yourselves; the office telephone number is still 540-654-1034.  Since most of your questions will be about your program or the fall course schedule, please contact your Education faculty advisor directly by phone or umw e-mail. … [Read more...]

NASA Pre-Service Teacher Institute Summer 2013

NASA Pre-Service Teacher Institute

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace are sponsoring an exciting two-week institute for university students enrolled in an education program who plan to teach in elementary schools.  We are trying to reach underrepresented students for this program and would like your assistance to disseminate information about this opportunity. … [Read more...]


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LearnerSpace through UMW’s College of Education is an experimental space created to foster collaborations between K12 students and educators. This space is designed to encourage the use of emerging technology tools that support creativity, innovation, and personal engagement within STEM fields. … [Read more...]

Educator in Residence

  The 3rd annual College of Education Educator in Residence Event was a success on May 1, 2013. The daylong event at the Stafford campus also featured graduate presentations ranging from using graphic novels in the classroom to employing computer games to teach math to hands-on time in the new LearnerSpace on the Stafford campus. A ceremony celebrating graduates with a number of COE awards ...Read more...  View Educator In Residence Lecture by Mrs. Barbara Bishop Mann (’66)   Download Graduate Presentation Schedule Educator In Residence Lecture by Mrs. Barbara Bishop Mann (’66) Recognition and Celebration of 2012-2013 CoE Graduates (Download 2013 EIR Invitation) … [Read more...]

Join Destination Imagination Virginia April 13

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UMW Graduate in the News

Nick Jacobs

  Fresh from teaching his first full school year the author reflects on his traditional teacher preparation path into the classroom and finds he was instilled with a common sense of ethics, compassion, a demand for reflective practice, and a robust guiding philosophy. As a college student, he learned theory and was able to augment that with practical experience. With many looming teacher retirements, he says, the education world must be open to entrants from alternative as well as traditional paths. Read his article: Jacobs, N. (2013). Traditional teacher education still matters. Phi Delta Kappan, 94(7), 18-22  … [Read more...]