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Professional Development for Educators Courses

Courses available for professional development for current educators. Includes classes toward the Gifted Endorsement and elective coursework in ESL and Special Education.

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EDUC 517U Foundations of Education
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 15, 2018
Thursdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Allison Brenning
CRN: 11751 (section: 1)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
Location: North Court 103. Educators taking course for professional development pay discounted rate of $800 by applying at spcs.richmond.edu/teachers.
Description
Introduction to the American educational system. Explores the philosophical, sociological, historical, and political roots of schools today. Attention also given to the legal status of teachers and students, including federal and state laws and regulations, school as an organization/culture, and contemporary issues in education. Explores professionalism, ethics, performance standards, and integrity for teachers.

EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 15, 2018
Mondays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 17882 (section: 1)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
Location: Weinstein 209. Educators taking course for professional development pay discounted rate of $800 by applying at spcs.richmond.edu/teachers.
Description
This course focuses on curriculum adjustments, methods and techniques, as well as classroom organization necessary for teaching gifted and talented students. Emphasis is on curriculum in gifted programs within the context of school reform and restructuring. Topics include development of learner outcomes, selection of resources, and classroom management.

EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, August 27, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, September 10, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, September 17, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, October 1, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, October 22, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, October 29, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, November 12, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, November 26, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, December 3, 2018; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Joseph Douglas
CRN: 17361 (section: 02H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled in Ryland Hall 215. Educators taking course for professional development pay discounted rate of $800 by applying at spcs.richmond.edu/teachers.
Description
This course provides information on the history of exceptional students in relation to education, current law, and accepted methods for referral, assessment, and identification. It covers major program models and methods of differentiating instruction to meet the rate and level of learning of those students identified. The course gives the learner an understanding of ways to meet the affective needs of the gifted and talented student in the regular classroom and lists resources for teachers and parents who would like more information about the talented and gifted.

EDUC 574U Understanding and Implementing the IEP
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 15, 2018
Wednesdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Nora Bryant
CRN: 17883 (section: 1)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
Location: North Court B2. Educators taking course for professional development pay discounted rate of $800 by applying at spcs.richmond.edu/teachers.
Description
This course provides students with critical information and hands-on practice regarding the developmentvand implementation of the Individual Education Program (IEP), the federally required document that describes all the components of special education services and safeguards for students with disabilities. Participants will learn regulatory background, essential components, procedural requirements, implementation practices, and monitoring strategies that support effective IEP implementation and lead to positive student outcomes. Participants will analyze and evaluate IEPs, gaining expertise in IEP development and implementation.

EDUC 652U Differentiated Instruction
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 15, 2018
Instructor: Mark Allan
CRN: 17884 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,860
Online. Educators taking course for professional development pay discounted rate of $800 by applying at spcs.richmond.edu/teachers.
Description
Introduction to differentiated instruction and examination of why it is appropriate for all learners, how to plan for it, and how to become comfortable enough with student differences to make school comfortable for every learner in the classroom.

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Graduate Education Program
Professional & Continuing Studies
North Court
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8427
spcs@richmond.edu