See Live: The Relentless Principal, Hamish Brewer

Principal Hamish Brewer is coming to UMW! With almost 24 million views on his "The Relentless Principal" Freethink video, national award winning Principal Hamish Brewer is disrupting public education in Virginia. Come see him at UMW! Watch the Viral Video: Watch Live Online UPDATE: Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to stream this event. Contact Info: Dr. Broome at Principal Brewer's Biography Hamish Brewer, a tattooed, skateboarding principal in Northern Virginia isn’t your normal principal. Hamish is high octane, constantly calling on his students to “Be Relentless". Mr. Brewer has become known as an educational disrupter who transcends the status quo and typical educational norms. This style has earned Mr. Brewer recognition such as the NAESP Nationally Distinguished Principal, the VAESP School Bell Award, and ASCD Virginia Impact Award. Mr. Brewer is … [Read more...]

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, 2017 Educator in Residence

College of Education's 2017 Educator in Residence Lecture Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Hip Hop, Hip Hope: The (R)Evolution of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy April 6th, 2017 Digital Auditorium, Hurley Convergence Center 3:30PM-4:30PM Light Refreshments to Follow Dr. Ladon-Billings Biography Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and is Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the President-Elect of the National Academy of Education. She was the 2005-2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to … [Read more...]

Great Hearts- Interest Meeting

Laura Birdwell, the teacher recruitment officer for Great Hearts Academies in Arizona and Texas will be visiting campus to speak with students who are considering careers in teaching (Nov. 11th, 6pm, Lee Hall 412). Great Hearts is a chartered public primary and secondary institution with 22 schools in AZ and 3 in TX which offers a classical curriculum. Students begin taking Latin early (in some schools as early as kindergarten!) and have the option of taking ancient Greek or a modern European language in high school. The school is secular; all students wear uniforms; they read Plato from an early age. The current waitlist is 13,000 students. Great Hearts is looking for highly qualified teachers who have strong liberal arts degrees. … [Read more...]

UMW Launches Virginia Teacher Scholarship

November 3, 2015 by Erika Spivey The University of Mary Washington has launched a UMW Virginia Teacher Scholarship for Graduate Education Programs. The scholarship, which covers 15 percent of tuition, is available for Virginia residents who are educators working in a public or non-public PreK-12 school located in Virginia. Applications for the scholarship are being accepted for the spring 2016 term. “The College of Education places more than 500 students a year in area classrooms as part of the program’s teacher preparation and training,” said Nina Mikhalevsky, interim dean of UMW’s College of Education.  “This scholarship is an important step in furthering UMW’s on-going partnership with local school districts.” UMW offers a Master of Education for Professional Development with endorsements in gift education, diverse student populations, educational leadership, literacy specialist, special education general curriculum and adapted curriculum, secondary mathematics and … [Read more...]

Partnering with Local Elementary Schools to Tackle Oil Spills

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...]

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...]

“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...]

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...]

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...]