Professional Development for Educators

At the University of Richmond, we train and value educators. As a result, the School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers graduate classes each semester to meet the professional development needs of Central Virginia’s professional educators and school leaders.

We recognize the unique needs and schedules of professional educators. Most of our faculty are current or former public school teachers and administrators, so they recognize that teachers need classes at particular times on specialized subjects at a price that’s affordable.

That’s why we offer professional development classes for educators at times and in formats that are convenient to educators. We offer classes during fall, spring and summer terms. We offer in-person classes on the University of Richmond campus in late afternoons or early evenings. We also offer online asynchronous classes, which are instructor-led, self-paced learning experiences, and online synchronous classes, which are live, remote instruction experiences. And we combine the best of online learning and in-person interaction in hybrid classes, too.

That’s also why we offer professional development classes for educators at a substantial discount. A 3-credit graduate class costs $800 — 60% less than the standard graduate tuition rate.

What We Offer

We offer professional development classes for educators in the following categories:

  • Building Teaching Skills: Classes for educators seeking to build existing or new professional teaching skills
  • Completing Provisional Licensure: Classes for provisionally licensed teachers seeking to complete VA DOE licensure requirements
  • Earning Teaching Endorsements: Classes that can be applied to VA DOE teaching endorsements in Gifted Education, Special Education and English as a Second Language
  • Specializing in High-Demand Topics: Classes that address learners’ social and emotional needs, train educators as instructional coaches and mentors, and address English language and literacy
  • Teaching with Technology: Online classes that teach proven instructional strategies and techniques for integrating technology in clasrooms, in partnership with Discovery Education
  • Integrated Teaching & Learning: Classes that train teachers to work with local artists and communities to provide arts and technology integrated learning experiences across the curriculum.