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 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...]


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

  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...]

Interested in a Teacher’s License? Learn more here

In the Commonwealth of Virginia at the University of Mary Washington Have been awarded a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University Have taken and passed the Praxis I Series (Reading, Writing and Mathematics) or have qualifying substitute scores. Print the Program checksheet for the grade level or subject area you wish to teach. Complete the Endorsement checksheet (second page of Program checksheet) using your College/University transcripts to match your courses with the requirements. Attend one of the Endorsement Workshops where an advisor will help you complete the Endorsement Checksheet. Complete the UMW Graduate Application and submit all required documents by the filing date.   For more information please contact: Connie Gallahan Assistant Dean for Advising College of Education South Building – Stafford Campus Room 141 cgallaha@umw.edu 540-286-8032 … [Read more...]

Internship Opportunities

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