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...]

Tea for TESOL

You are cordially invited to a gathering of TESOL classmates and colleagues for professional development and networking Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Room 252, North Building at the University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus Featured Guest Robert Fugate LEP Assessment Specialist, Virginia Department of Education “LEP Students’ Assessment Participation” with updates on WIDA and tips for preparing students Menu: A variety of teas, coffee, water, sweets, and finger sandwiches R.S.V.P. to jtyler@umw.edu Tea for TESOL April 27, 2013 Flyer (pdf) … [Read more...]

Teachers of Promise

  On March 22-23rd, Dr. Nicole Myers, Associate Professor of Education and five students from the College of Education participated in the 10th Annual Teachers of Promise (TOP) Institute in Richmond, VA.  These students were selected by faculty for their promising potential in the field of education as demonstrated through their coursework and practicum experiences. The weekend allowed TOP participants the opportunity to meet other future teachers from across the state, engage in workshops, connect with award-winning mentor teachers, and hear from various keynote speakers the ways in which they engage students in learning opportunities. The event included a Gala Celebration at the Virginia Science Museum, a pinning and recognition ceremony, and exciting and motivating presentations.  One UMW student, Laura Gomez, received a mini-grant to be used toward the purchase of classroom materials.  Congratulations to the five 2013 UMW Teachers of Promise:  Laura Gomez, … [Read more...]

Internship Opportunities

Find internship jobs available in your city that can help you build your career. … [Read more...]