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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
    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 […]

    June 18th, 2014

    An endowed scholarship to honor outgoing Virginia Commonwealth University Provost and former Dean of SOE Beverly Warren, Ed.D., Ph.D., was approved at the VCU Board of Visitors meeting earlier this month. The Beverly Warren Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships for students from any discipline within the university and will honor Warren’s commitment to accessibility and […]

    June 14th, 2014

    Seven VCU Faculty to Create Teaching and Research Linkages in Durban, South Africa The Global Education Office, in collaboration with the Division of Community Engagement, is pleased to announce participants in the second annual Faculty Development Seminar. The 2014 seminar will be hosted by VCU strategic partner, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban, South Africa […]

    June 13th, 2014

    A report released this week by the state’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, hiring and keeping teachers who are qualified to work in challenging urban environments is one reason the state’s chronically under performing schools continue to fail. The report suggested increased use of programs like VCU’s Teacher Residency Program, which requires a four-year […]

    June 9th, 2014

    A lifetime of song, Mary Hermann, J.D., Ph.D., grew up surrounded by jazz in New Orleans. Her father, a retired physics professor, played the trombone at local gigs and her mother loved bossa nova. “Part of staying well is pursuing your own hobbies,” Hermann says. “Students could see when I came out with the CD […]

    May 22nd, 2014

    VCU will lead a three-year research grant of $1.5 million from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to develop a professional development model to help 6th through 8th grade teachers support all students, including those who have difficulties and are at-risk for poor academic outcomes. Thomas Farmer, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Special […]

    May 7th, 2014

    “It gave our students a sense of purpose, not only a sense of need ” says Dr. Anton T. Brinckwirth, Director of the World Studies Media Center and SOE alum. Since 2010, professors at VCU have managed to join with colleagues at 11 global institutions, VCU now offers teletandem sessions in seven languages: Arabic, Chinese, […]

    May 1st, 2014

    After working at the University of Utah, the College of William and Mary and the University of Kansas, Walther-Thomas has quickly become a vocal advocate for her new school and its place in the community.

    April 30th, 2014

    I have seen in more than 20 years of empirical research and anecdotal observance that people with autism can be valuable contributors to our society. They hold gifts that are not fully realized by the public — yet.

    April 30th, 2014

    Preparing Teachers for Urban Education” Teachers entering an urban classroom for the first time without hands-on experience are often unprepared for the challenges they may face. “New teachers are often like deer in headlights,” says Dr. Therese Dozier, director of VCU’s Center for Teacher Leadership. “They are not well prepared for the realities of an […]

    April 8th, 2014

    In 2011, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) approached Paul Wehman  to be the director of VCU-ACE. Wheman is professor the Department of Special Education and Disability Policy in the School of Education with joint appointments to physical medicine and rehabilitation in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling in the School of Allied Health Professions.

    April 2nd, 2014

    For Chesterfield fifth-graders, baby loggerhead turtle project applies lessons to real life. Bender became one of 400 teachers across the state who have participated in a four-week training program called the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement. The program helps teachers devise ways for students to become engaged in real-world problems and rely less […]

    February 27th, 2014

    Scott Thomas, executive director of the Magnet Schools of America, discussed what magnet schools could offer the Richmond area as part of a discussion hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond. The event was organized by Drs. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley and Tom Shields.

    February 4th, 2014

    In December, Kathryn Anderson and Eddie Lee Lewis reached a milestone and became the first two students to complete a 30-month, five-semester certificate program through VCU’s School of Education called ACE-IT in College. VCU is one of 27 universities, and the only one in Virginia, awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant in 2010 to explore […]

    May 27th, 2013

    On behalf of Dean Chriss Walther-Thomas, Dr. Paul Gerber (Ruth Harris Endowed Professor of Dyslexia Studies), and the faculty and staff of the VCU School of Education, we take a moment to recognize an individual that was an inspiration to many of us and all across the Richmond learning disability community. Mrs. Ruth S. Harris, […]



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
    August 7th, 2014

    At the Library of Virginia 5:30 to 8:30 Seems like only yesterday you were walking through the doors of the newly constructed Oliver Hall, perhaps sipping on a 35-cent cup of coffee from the nearby 7-Eleven? Or are you a Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) who has never paid less than a dollar for […]

    July 14th, 2014

    Is Now Available! Alumnus Elizabeth W. Parker, discusses her experiences as the school counselor for a Title 1 Virginia school. Parker was recently named the 2014 Virginia Elementary School Counselor of theYear by the Virginia School Counselor Association (VSCA).

    June 30th, 2014

    The official anniversary kick-off will be Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the Library of Virginia, and you are invited! Reserve your spot now click on “read more” below then click Register Now Seems like only yesterday you were walking through the doors of the newly constructed Oliver Hall, perhaps sipping on a 35-cent cup of […]

    June 25th, 2014

    This summer, local elementary teachers will have an opportunity to help shape the future of science education across Virginia. In June and July, 40 area elementary teachers will gather on the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) campus to participate in a four-week professional development institute designed to shift science instruction from the traditional teacher-led, lecture-driven classroom […]

    April 19th, 2014

    Presented by Dr. Heidi L. Andrade Associate Dean for Academic Affairs School of Education,University at Albany, State University of New York Wednesday, April 23rd 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Oliver Hall Room 4084A

    April 19th, 2014

    Join SOE and VCU Alumni on Friday, April 25, at The Diamond for a Flying Squirrels baseball game and pregame picnic. Picnic starts at 5:30 p.m. with the game following at 7 p.m. Learn more details and get ticket information. If you plan to attend and want to sit with SOE alumni, family and friends, contact […]

    August 28th, 2013

    Mark your calendars for our annual dinner for Department of Counselor Education students, faculty and alumni. Friday, April 4, 2014

    August 28th, 2013

    For active alumni members and a guest.You and a guest are cordially invited to enjoy a casual evening with fellow VCU alumni for Talking on the Terrace. This evening social doesn’t include a program. It is simply an opportunity for you to network and catch up with friends in a beautiful location with light appetizers, […]

    October 28th, 2012

    Over the years, the VCU Alumni Association and the MCV Alumni Association have named Alumni Stars, honoring outstanding alumni for their humanitarian achievement, professional achievement, community service or university service.The School of Education’s 2013 Alumni Star is S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D. ’07, M.Ed. ’02.” When: 6–9 p.m. Where: Richmond Marriott Downtown, 500 E. Broad St., […]