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THE SCHOOL AT A GLANCE

THE SCHOOL AT A GLANCE:
  • 100 RESEARCH FACULTY
  • 64 INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY
  • 10 CENTERS
  • 5 DEPARTMENTS
ANNUAL ENROLLMENT
  • GRADUATE 2,200
  • DOCTORAL 463
PROGRAMS
  • CERTIFICATE 7
  • MASTER’S 17
  • DOCTORAL 9
ALUMNI
  • 18,000 in all 50 states & 15+ foreign countries

SPOTLIGHT

October 21st, 2014
Twelve Hanover County school employees became local pioneers in online teaching as the first graduates of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Education Certificate in Online Teaching program.The lessons included developing an online curriculum, facilitating online discussion and fostering teacher-student relationships online
    October 7th, 2014

    Dr. Abigail Conley is an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education. She came to the School of Education in 2013 and quickly became engaged in various areas and projects at VCU. Her research and scholarship interests include sexual violence survivorship and healing, an area of pressing interest among national policy makers as well as College campuses […]

    October 3rd, 2014

    The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education’s Center for Teacher Leadership has been awarded a $7.5 million grant to refine and expand its Richmond Teacher Residency program, and to evaluate the program’s impact on teacher retention and student achievement in critical shortage areas within Richmond Public Schools. Terry Dozier, Ed.D., is the program director and […]

    October 3rd, 2014

    “First, I love the Richmond Public Schools,” said Senator Kaine, whose three children all came up in the RPS. “I’m interested in learning about [the RTR] because I think it’s a national model. I would love to be able to do work in Washington both to support this program, but also to spread the word […]

    October 3rd, 2014

    This year, the cultural exchange is working both ways, as seven Monroe Park students will travel to Qatar on Oct. 11-18. Not all of the students are from VCU School of the Arts. For instance, Holly Whitt is a full-time graduate student in the School of Education’s Teaching and Learning Department who is getting her […]

    October 1st, 2014

    On September 10th, 2014 several Special Education and Disability Policy faculty members were highlighted at the Quest Global Impact Awards. This event showcased the current global initiatives being pursued by VCU faculty.Drs. Yaoying Xu, Chin-Chih Chen, Evelyn Reed, and Colleen Thoma all received recognition for their global efforts.

    September 30th, 2014

    VCU President Michael Rao and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited T.C. Boushall Middle School to observe the Richmond Teachers Residence graduate program on Friday….Harris and Palmer both agreed the residency program is far more effective than the prior training they received as substitute and volunteer teachers. These programs would only consist of a six to […]

    September 29th, 2014

    For nearly two hours Friday, Abed hosted Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who wanted to take a close look at a successful teacher training partnership between Virginia Commonwealth University and Richmond Public Schools. VCU’s Richmond Teacher Residency is in its fifth year of training teachers specifically to work in some of Richmond’s toughest schools.

    September 18th, 2014

    It wasn’t a sure thing, the ease of introducing a co-teacher to Christal Mark’s third-grade special education class. “I have to admit, I was a little fearful,” she said. Principal, David Hudson, thought she’d be a good fit as a mentor in a teacher training program that has Virginia Commonwealth University students filling hard-to-staff positions […]

    September 18th, 2014

    “We strongly support Sen. Kaine’s sponsorship and introduction of this bill to extend the teacher residency model to technical education,” said Christine S. Walther-Thomas, dean of the VCU School of Education. “Through the Richmond Teacher Residency program, a partnership between Virginia Commonwealth University and Richmond Public Schools, we have first-hand experience with the power of […]

    September 11th, 2014

    Bryce McLeod, Ph.D., in the Psychology Department, and Kevin Sutherland, Ph.D., in the School of Education, received the 4 year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The grant will help improve services aimed at preschool children with problem behaviors in early childhood education and Head Start classrooms.

    September 2nd, 2014

    This column was written by Gabriel Reich of Virginia Commonwealth University, Jeremy Stoddard of the College of William & Mary and 15 other scholars from Virginia universities. They write: By supporting the teaching and learning of history and social science, we honor the foresight of Mr. Jefferson, who wrote in 1816, “If a nation expects […]

    August 26th, 2014

    The transition of moving from school to adult life, for people with autism is especially complex. Transition is that point in life when you move from everything’s laid out in school for you to the whole world is open to you.” said Carol Schall, Ph.D., director of technical assistance at the Virginia Commonwealth University Autism […]

    July 29th, 2014

    The Richmond Teacher Residency (RTR) program continues to receive accolades for its innovative  program. The USDOE article emphasizes the intensive and sustained teacher development, coaching, and support that work together to make RTR unique. Terry” Dozier, a former national teacher of the year and director of VCU’s Center for Teacher Leadership and the RTR program, sees the […]

    July 24th, 2014

    The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education is hosting them as part of the Elementary Science Institutes, an initiative of the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement.. “When something is fun and hands-on and the learning is amongst the children and not just being told by a facilitator, then that learning sticks with you […]

    July 14th, 2014

    How one flier led Charol Shakeshaft into a seven-year video project about racial divisions in the Richmond region.The videos, which went live this spring on the Richmond Peace Education Center website, should spark a critical conversation about how we may foster greater cooperation across the region while providing all students with high quality education, Moeser […]

    June 25th, 2014

    Virginia Commonwealth University announces the formation of the Office of Continuing and Professional Education, The office will launch on July 1 and will centralize the functions of the Center for Professional Growth in the School of Education and the Office of Continuing Studies in the Division of Community Engagement. The Office will deliver high-quality, non-credit […]

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EVENTS

September 4th, 2014
Magnus Johnsson, MPA, VCU School of Education Tuesday, October, 23, 12:30- 1:45 p.m., Doctoral Hearing Room, Oliver Hall Rm. 2116 “If I could only have some funding for this project, the things I could do and discover!” It always seems that as faculty we are only limited by our resources,
    September 4th, 2014

    On Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, VCU Alumni will host the Alumni Volunteer Service Awards at the Richmond Marriott. The evening will honor and celebrate alumni and friends for their service to VCU Alumni and the university. SOE Alum Robert (Bob) Almond is one of the recipients.

    September 3rd, 2014

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm VCU Sports Medicine Building, 1300 W. Broad St. Dr Caffarell has worked with natural and social scientists, engineers, business professionals and others who learned about and developed respect for the field of adult education. In subsequent university positions as a faculty member at the University of […]

    August 20th, 2014

    Dr. Lynn Fuchs, Vanderbilt University September 19, 2014 10-11:30 a.m. University Commons, Commonwealth A To register click the Read more Button below Join prolific scholar and esteemed education colleague, Lynn Fuchs, as she shares lessons learned with faculty and doctoral students on her journey through her academic career. We anticipate Lynn’s insights will benefit both […]

    August 6th, 2014

    Ruth Harris Lecture in Dyslexia Studies Featuring paleontologist Jack Horner Monday, October 13, 2014 4:30 to 6 PM VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons 907 Floyd Ave. We are pleased to announce that Jack Horner is this year’s keynote speaker for the Ruth Harris Lecture in Dyslexia Studies. Horner, renowned paleontologist and consultant for the Jurassic […]

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