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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.

All Classes
EDUC 517U Foundations of Education
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2019 through May 10, 2019
Thursdays: 7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Robert Spires
CRN: 20163 (section: 2)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
North Court 101. Educators seeking professional development only.
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)
Monday, January 14, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, January 28, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, February 4, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, February 11, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, February 25, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, March 18, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, April 8, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, April 22, 2019; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 26056 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled in Gottwald Science Center D308. Educators seeking professional development only.
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 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2019 through May 10, 2019
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 27432 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Online. Educators seeking professional development only.
Description
This course explores the concepts of Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity (GETDC), and examines their factors, measurement, and application to education. Topics include characteristics of creative individuals, barriers to creative productivity, strategies to increase creative and critical thinking, and teaching creativity in special populations of gifted learners.

EDUC 565U Foundations and Legal Aspects of Special Education
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2019 through May 10, 2019
Tuesdays: 7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructors: Pat Abrams Theresa Lee
CRN: 28040 (section: 01)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Jepson Hall 108. Educators seeking professional development only.
Description
This is an introductory course that provides an overview of the nature and educational implications of serving students with disabilities and emphasizes the legal aspects of special education at national, state, and local levels. Relevant legislation associated with the identification, education and evaluation of students with disabilities will be included in this foundations course.

EDUC 573U Trauma Informed Practices in Schools
Course Offerings (1)
Saturday, January 19, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, March 2, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019; 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 28054 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled in North Court 202. Educators seeking professional development only.
Description
In-depth examination of the influence of adverse childhood experience and adverse community environments on psycho-social growth and brain development in young people. Emphasizes developing responsive practices to support children in overcoming adversity and thriving. Includes solution-finding practices that can be used as crisis intervention, behavior support, co-creation of positive outcomes, and clarification of young people's hope for the future. Project will be incorporated into the course with emphasis placed on reflection and practice.

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

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