Class Scheduling Matrix

We offer our most popular and in-demand professional development classes for educators on a regular schedule. We generally offer ad-hoc classes beyond this listing in response to school and division requests, so contact the professional education program manager, Dr. Julia Burke (jburke@richmond.edu), if you have a specific request.

Visit the list of current courses to see what’s currently scheduled and available for registration.

Note: Course scheduling is affected by a number of factors, including (during the coronavirus pandemic) health and safety considerations. As a result, some classes may not be offered as listed below.

Course Categories & Rotation

We offer courses in the following professional categories to meet the professional learning needs of Richmond’s teachers. Listings include the standard rotation in Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

Teachers may be able to pursue Virginia teaching endorsements with coursework in English Language & Literacy, Gifted Education and Special Education categories.

  • Adult Education

    Adult Learning & Coaching

    Coursework

    • EDUC 523U Introduction to Coaching & Mentoring – Offered Summer
    • EDUC 598U Selected Topics: Adult Learning Theory* – Offered Fall
    • EDUC 675U Reflective Teaching Experience – Offered Spring

    * Permanent course number TBA. For now, look for EDUC 598U ST: Adult Learning Theory.

  • Language & Literacy

    English Language & Literacy

    Coursework

    • EDUC 519U Working with English Learners* – Offered Spring
    • EDUC 619U Strategies for Teaching Writing – Offered Summer
    • EDUC 620U Advanced Children’s Literature – Offered Fall

    * EDUC 519U serves as test prep for taking the ESOL Praxis Exam, required to earn Virginia ESL endorsement.

  • General Curriculum

    General Curriculum

    Coursework

    • EDUC 650U Advanced Educational Psychology – Offered Fall
    • EDUC 651U Assessment and Accountability – Offered Spring
    • EDUC 652U Differentiated Instruction – Offered Summer
    • EDUC 660U Curriculum Development – Offered Spring
  • Gifted Education

    Gifted Education

    Coursework

    These courses prepare you to earn the Virginia Gifted Education endorsement.

    • EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education – Offered Fall
    • EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students – Offered Spring 
    • EDUC 563U Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted Student – Offered Summer*
    • EDUC 570U Foundations of Gifted Education – Offered Summer*

    * Summer classes are scheduled in early and late terms so both classes may be taken during the Summer.

  • Provisional License

    Provisionally Licensed Teachers

    Coursework

    Consult with your division or school licensure specialist to determine which courses you need to complete licensure requirements.

    • EDUC 507U Instruction & Assessment in Elementary Science – Offered Fall & Spring
    • EDUC 517U Foundations of Education – Offered Fall, Spring & Summer
    • EDUC 518U Diverse Learners and Human Growth and Development – Offered Spring
    • EDUC 524U Reading Foundations for Early Literacy Instruction – Offered Fall & Summer
    • EDUC 538U Technology-Enhanced 21st Century Teaching and Learning – Offered Fall & Summer
    • EDUC 542U Teaching and Learning in Secondary Classrooms – Offered Fall & Spring
    • EDUC 543U Assessment and Evaluation in Education – Offered Fall & Summer
    • EDUC 550U Content Area Literacy – Offered Spring & Summer
    • EDUC 558U Classroom and Behavior Management – Offered Fall, Spring & Summer
  • Social Emotional Learning

    Social Emotional Learning

    Coursework

    • EDUC 573U Trauma Informed Practices in Schools – Offered Spring
    • EDUC 579U Mindfulness Strategies for the Classroom – Offered Fall
    • EDUC 581U Social Justice and Equity Education – Offered Summer
  • Special Education

    Special Education

    Coursework

    These courses can prepare you to earn the Virginia Special Education - General Curriculum endorsement.

    • EDUC 511U Assessment & Differentiation in Elementary Math [S]
    • EDUC 565U Foundations & Legal Aspects of Special Education [E,S] – Offered Fall
    • EDUC 568U Successful Transitions in Special Education [S] 
    • EDUC 571U Assessment & Evaluation in Special Education [E] – Offered Spring
    • EDUC 574U Understanding & Implementing the IEP [S] – Offered Summer

    Key: [S] = Secondary; [E] = Elementary