Archives for 2013

“A Morning of Exploring” UMW College of Education hosts the Superintendents’ Forum/Rappahannock Partnership for Professional Learning

Colleagues, we are looking forward to your joining us in the College of Education for “A Morning of Exploring.” The day is shaping up to provide opportunities to explore innovative projects and outreach activities that are underway in the College of Education and to explore your ideas, topics, and projects that would best support your work and that of our P-12 colleagues. Superintendents’ Forum Tentative Schedule We hope you will bring colleagues you think would both contribute to and benefit from this Forum/Professional Learning Opportunity.  Please RSVP to Ms. Anna Perdue with numbers of attendees from your school/school division by Friday, November 8, 2013. We are excited to see you soon, mgc … [Read more...]

COE Special Education Program Secures Grant

The Special Education Program in the University of Mary Washington’s College of Education has secured a grant from the Virginia Department of Education.  The Special Education Teacher Support Grant supports provisionally licensed special educators (general curriculum) who are currently working in Superintendent regions 3 or 4 (Prince William, Fauquier, Culpeper, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Caroline, King George, and Westmoreland - for additional locations, please refer to this link  Additionally, you must also be enrolled in a UMW licensure or degree program in Special Education – General Curriculum.  For further information, please contact Dr. Roberta Gentry at … [Read more...]

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...]


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: 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...]