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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

November 20th, 2014
School of Education earned high marks in its reaccreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. “The school’s reaccreditation exemplifies VCU’s overall commitment to investing in our faculty and programs,” said VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. “Dr. Christine Walther-Thomas and her leadership team have established a premier School
    November 19th, 2014

    Education is a powerful tool and privilege, which many may take for granted. Girl Rising, a documentary and movement, has a mission to inspire action that will break cycles of poverty worldwide by educating girls. In order to contribute to the cause, Amanda Hall has been appointed as the regional ambassador for Girl Rising. The […]

    November 19th, 2014

    Former professor and adult learning division head in the VCU School of Education, Dr. Rosemary Caffarella returned to the school on November 12 as guest speaker of the annual Adult Learning Lecture. More than 100 VCU students, faculty, staff, alumni and local teachers gathered in the Sports Medicine Building to learn about adult learning planning […]

    November 14th, 2014

    “Life will find a way.” the quote from the film “Jurassic Park”, can also be used to describe the driving force behind much of Jack Horner’s career as a paleontologist who just happens to also be diagnosed with dyslexia. Throughout his life, Horner has found more answers in bones than in books.

    November 14th, 2014

    The Commonwealth Review of Education will be published biannually by VCU graduate students with support from faculty members. The inaugural issue of CRE in Spring 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the School of Education.

    October 28th, 2014

    Virginia Commonwealth University professors will use more than $2.5 million in federal money to expand the use of a Norwegian anti-bullying program in Richmond middle schools. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is popular but hasn’t been thoroughly examined, said Kevin S. Sutherland, a professor from VCU’s Department of Special Education and Disability Policy.

    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 […]

    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 […]

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EVENTS

November 22nd, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014 1:15 P.M. Greater Richmond Convention Center 403 North Third St. Ballrooms A, B, and C Graduates should arrive no later than 12:30 P.M. Tickets are not required for this ceremony. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit: Also for detail
    November 22nd, 2014

    Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Professor Cochran-Smith is a frequent presenter nationally and internationally and is widely known for her work in teacher education research, practice and policy and for her sustained commitment to teaching and teacher education for social justice with inquiry as the centerpiece. Marilyn Cochran-Smith is the Cawthorne […]

    November 22nd, 2014

    Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm University Commons James E. Ryan is the 11th dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A leading expert on law and education, Ryan has written extensively about the ways in which law structures educational opportunity. His articles and essays address such topics as school desegregation, […]

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