CCPS Leadership Academy

We work for CCPS educators & leaders!

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond supports educators and school leaders. We’re pleased to provide professional development and licensure opportunities for Chesterfield County Public School classroom teachers and school leaders. We hope you’ll share these opportunities with your instructional and administrative staffs.

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Engage with Partners in the Arts

Partners in the Arts (PIA) is the Richmond region’s premier resource for arts-integrated learning and teaching in P-12 classrooms. The center’s signature program is the Joan Oates Institute for Partners in the Arts.

PIA offers professional learning & instructional coaching, consulting in arts integration and support in implementing arts-integrated projects.

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Let us match your professional learning needs with our education programs

Earn a master’s in Teaching or Education

We offer M.Ed. programs in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (ELPS) along with a graduate certificate in ELPS. And we also offer a Master of Teaching for college graduates seeking teacher licensure.


Spider Spirit Alumni Discount available to UR alums


Discount for eligible CCPS educators for Fall 2022 ELPS enrollment

Apply for fall, spring or summer admission to a graduate education program.

Add skills with a Professional Series

We offer professional series in several in-demand areas of instruction and leadership.

Three series include coursework that can lead to endorsements in Gifted Education, Special Education and ESL, noted with an asterisk (*) below.

Ready for professional development?

Apply for PD classes to receive our discounted $800 educator's rate.
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Complete provisional licensure & relicensure

We know that many teachers are hired with provisional licenses, and we offer a number of classes each semester to meet the needs of provisionally licensed teachers. And when you start working toward licensure renewal, our graduate professional development courses earn 90 points toward relicensure.


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We're the School of Professional & Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond

We’re the continuing and professional education unit of the University of Richmond.

The University of Richmond is a private liberal arts with stellar national reputation and rankings. We share the resources of the University throughout the Richmond community, and we have strong relationships with Central Virginia school divisions. Our programs are accredited and approved by CAEP and SACSCOC.

We hope you’ll consider the School of Professional & Continuing Studies as your source for career advancement and professional learning in education.

When you’re ready to take the next step in your career — perhaps by earning an advanced degree, adding an endorsement or improving your teaching and leadership skills — our graduate education programs and classes are ready when you are.

See what we offer, and when you’re ready to take the next step, let us know. Browse and follow links on this page to learn about our graduate education degrees and professional learning opportunities.

We look forward to hearing from you. We work for professional educators.