New Teacher Academy

University of Richmond Supports Henrico County Teachers!

Congratulations on starting your teaching career with Henrico County Public Schools! If you’re new to the Richmond area, we extend an especially warm welcome to you and hope you’re settling in.

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Advance Your Career with a Graduate Degree

We offer two Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs: Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. We also offer a graduate certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies.


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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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Take Courses toward 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

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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 while teaching.

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 — 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, and complete our inquiry form to request additional information and join our contact list.

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