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Summer for Educators at UR

Summer is an ideal time for educators to catch up on licensure renewal requirements or pursue professional development opportunities. We offer credit-earning and noncredit learning opportunities for educators and school leaders, online and on the University of Richmond campus.

Summer Opportunities for Educators

Summer provides teachers and school leaders a little bit more time to advance their careers and work on relicensure requirements. As a result, we provide learning opportunities that meet scheduling and relicensure needs of Richmond-area educators.

Our summer programs for teachers include:

Summer Teacher Institutes and Workshops

Online Classes in Teaching and Instruction

We offer a variety of online opportunities in instructional and teaching topics year-round, including the summer.

Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate-level Professional Development Courses

  • Classes & electives (listed below) for professional development
  • Non-degree seeking classes are offered at a signficant discount to teachers 
  • Visit our Professional Development for Educators page to register

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Classes for Graduate Credit

EDUC 550U Content Area Literacy
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 21, 2018 through June 23, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Tammy Milby
CRN: 30165 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. Department approval required.
Description
Examination of reading, writing and critical thinking in secondary content areas. Specific techniques for teaching and assessing comprehensions, vocabulary knowledge, and study skills will be addressed. The effects of text organization and relationship between reading and writing are investigated. The course integrates theory with practice and is designed to help content area instructors learn how to integrate literacy principles into subject matter instruction. A strong emphasis will be placed on the elements of effective comprehension instruction. Literacy techniques designed to support the needs of diverse learners will be studied. Participants will learn strategies to foster motivation and appreciation of a variety of types of literature utilized for independent and collaborative reading.

EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
June 25, 2018 through July 28, 2018
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 30122 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Online. Non-degree seeking teachers only. Department approval required.
Description
This course provides a critical survey of the research, issues, policy, ethics, and practices related to culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged, limited English proficient, twice exceptional, highly gifted, or very young gifted and talented students. Includes examination of topics such as personal attitudes about diversity, identification of students from special populations, differentiated instruction for students from special populations.

EDUC 565U Foundations and Legal Aspects of Special Education
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 21, 2018 through July 13, 2018
Tuesdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Nora Bryant
CRN: 30171 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. Department approval required.
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 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 6-Week II (VI2)
Monday, July 2, 2018; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Thursday, July 5, 2018; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Wednesday, July 18, 2018; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Thursday, July 19, 2018; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Tuesday, July 24, 2018; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Monday, July 30, 2018; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018; 
4:30 - 7:10 pm
Instructor: Joseph Douglas
CRN: 30124 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled. Non-degree seeking teachers only. Department approval required.
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 21, 2018 through June 23, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:00 - 6:45 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 30128 (section: 06H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled. Non-degree seeking teachers only. Department approval required.
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 598U Selected Topics: Strategies for Supporting Struggling Readers & Learners with Dyslexia
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week II (VI2)
Monday, July 23, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, July 24, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, July 25, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Tammy Milby
CRN: 30205 (section: R05)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid runs 7/16-7/27. In-class sessions as scheduled at New Community School, 4211 Hermitage Rd. Non-degree seeking teachers only.
Description
This course provides an overview of research-based practices that promote implementation of high-quality literacy instruction. Participants will explore engaging techniques for teaching reading and writing. Special emphasis will be placed on literacy strategies for struggling readers. Participants will explore how to utilize assessment information to develop interventions.

EDUC 652U Differentiated Instruction
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 21, 2018 through July 13, 2018
Instructor: Mark Allan
CRN: 30175 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Online. Non-degree seeking teachers only. Department approval required.
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.

EDUC 661U Instructional Leadership
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week II (VI2)
July 16, 2018 through July 26, 2018
Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Catherine Fisher
CRN: 30173 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. Department approval required.
Description
This course emphasizes techniques of improving instruction through application of research on effective schools and models of instruction. Topics covered include foundations of leadership, leadership for curriculum instruction and assessment, leadership for supervision and professional development, leadership for communication and community partnerships, and leadership for organizational management.

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Students in a Teacher Licensure Preparation (TLP) class, EDUC 542U Teaching in Middle & Secondary Schools. Taught by Dr. Scott Bray, Assistant ...
Students in a Teacher Licensure Preparation (TLP) class, EDUC 542U Teaching in Middle & Secondary Schools. Taught by Dr. Scott Bray, Assistant ...