VCU School of Education

Explore our academic programs here: https://soe.vcu.edu/academics/

#ElevateTeachersCounselors At VCU, our motto is Make It Real.

And that is exactly what we do in the School of Education. Here, classroom experience is combined with real world experience. Research focuses of today's education issues. The School is ranked 16th best graduate program in education among public universities by the US News & World Report. Among our programs are elementary and secondary education, education leadership, special education, research a

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VCU School of Education is a school of education unlike any other.

Explore our academic programs. Sign up for our upcoming information sessions. Visit us at soe.vcu.edu.

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What makes VCU UNCOMMON? As a leader in research, innovation and inclusion, we’re doing things others can’t or won’t. Welcome to a university unlike any other. Welcome to VCU. #...

02/09/2024

Free Upcoming Events:
Reading Instruction Focused�Professional Development Opportunities

All welcome, including students, faculty, staff, educators, families and community members.

Best Practices in Vocabulary Instruction
for Students with Dyslexia and Language-Related Difficulties
Wednesday, February 28 | 7 p.m. EST | via Zoom

The Right to Read
Film Screening and Discussion Panel
Wednesday, March 13th | Doors Open at 6:30
In-Person Only at the VCU Student Commons Theatre
907 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA 23284

Save Your Seat! Sign Up Today:

https://ow.ly/xCus50QzsiG

Presented by the VCU School of Education Ruth Harris Professorship



Chairperson, Department of Teaching and Learning 02/08/2024

Now seeking applicants for Chairperson, Department of Teaching & Learning

About Us

In recent years, VCU School of Education has soared in national rankings, solidifying our reputation as an education powerhouse for teaching, counseling, learning and leadership professions.

At heart, we are committed to serving communities, schools, families, and children, particularly emphasizing urban and high-needs environments.

U.S. News & World Report recognized us as the 18th best public graduate school of education and the #2 best education school in Virginia, according to their 2023-2024 Education School rankings.

Beyond accolades, our external research funding surged past $40 million in FY24, reinforcing our position as the highest-funded academic unit on the Virginia Commonwealth University Monroe Park campus.

As an urban-serving R1 institution, our expertise in education catalyzes groundbreaking research and educational innovation, which our graduates use to shape the future of education.

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Explore our academic programs:
https://soe.vcu.edu/academics/

📖 View our FY23 annual report:
https://issuu.com/vcu-school-of-education/docs/soe_2022-23_annual_report_fnl_med-rez_

Join our team! Apply today.

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02/07/2024

M.Ed. Educational Leadership- Higher Education Virtual Info Session
Friday, February 9, 2024 at 6 to 7 PM EST

VCU’s M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with a Concentration in Higher Education helps prepare professionals like yourself for the ever-changing educational environment!

We pride ourselves on preparing transformative leaders who are able to promote a culture of change and growth in their organizations. Coursework is designed to give graduates foundational knowledge in change and improvement, diversity and social justice, understanding and engaging communities, and the multiple dimensions of leadership with the intent of graduates emerging from the program as leaders who can meet the current and emergent needs of their organizations.

Designed for working professionals with coursework fully online.

To attend our virtual information session, please visit:

https://ow.ly/S0Fn50QyQv2

We look forward to seeing you there!

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VCU School of Education online programs ranked among the best in the U.S.

VCU receives two top-50 online rankings from U.S. News & World Report, including the School of Education earning a spot in the top 15 in the Master’s in Educational Administration and Supervision Program category.

Read more in VCU News
:
https://ow.ly/vGGl50QyNXB






Timeline photos 02/06/2024

Go TJ!!!

We are very excited for TJ and all he is learning at his internship with the VMFA Early Childhood Education program. He has loved working with the tots art classes and helping them prepare for and run the class. Here is a picture of TJ wearing his staff badge in front of the studio where he works!

02/06/2024

Proud to share this news….

JUST ANNOUNCED! Don't miss this year's Plenary Speaker Faith Wilkerson, Program Director for the Minority Education Center within the VCU School of Education of Virginia Commonwealth University. Wilkerson will present Designing for Empathy: Crafting Spaces that Connect.

Join us for this and other insightful presentations at the 2024 Small Museum Association Conference in Richmond, VA, February 19-21. Register today at https://bit.ly/registerSMA2024

The annual SMA conference attracts more than 300 museum professionals, board members, and volunteers from a wide variety of small museums. They attend sessions on topics ranging from collections and education to staffing and board issues. We offer a large Museum Resource Hall and plenty of informal networking opportunities for you to talk with (and get ideas from!) other small museum professionals and volunteers.

02/05/2024

Celebrating National School Counseling Week!

Shout out of appreciation and gratitude to our many VCU School of Education school counseling alums in Virginia and beyond.

Interested in a career in counseling?

VCU School of Education is a national leader in counselor education.

Explore our academic programs:

MASTERS DEGREE IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION
Three concentrations: College Counseling and Student Affairs, School Counseling & Couples and Family Counseling
https://ow.ly/US6850Qy6HS

DOCTORAL
Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision
https://ow.ly/lRto50Qy6HX

UNDERGRADUATE
Our undergraduate programs combine experiential learning, cross-disciplinary knowledge, and critical skill sets to propel your career in counseling, including:

B.A. Human & Organizational Development
B.S.ED., Early Childhood Education
B.S. ED., Elementary Education, PK-6
B.S.ED., Special Education
https://ow.ly/AGUl50Qy6HW







VCU Counselor Education Program
RTR Teacher Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU University Counseling Services

02/05/2024

ATTN: students!

You still have time to complete your 2024-2025 FAFSA. VCU has extended the FAFSA priority completion date to March 1.

Contact the Student Financial Management Center at [email protected] for more info!

Feature Story - VCU RRTC 02/05/2024

We are thrilled to share this introduction.....

Feature Story - VCU RRTC RICHMOND, Va.- VCU's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center recently welcomed its new director, Dr. Wendy Parent-Johnson, who takes over for Dr. Paul Wehman, who has been the center's director since its inception in 1983.

02/05/2024

Calling all soon-to-be SOE alums!

Show your VCU spirit by ordering your class ring, announcements and graduation regalia at the Balfour table in Oliver Hall from 11 am to 3 pm on the first floor on February 13, 14, 28 and 29.

When you visit, please provide your updated post-graduation contact information (a non-VCU email address) so we can stay in touch. And if you update your contact information using the QR code provided at the table, you’ll receive a $35 discount on your class ring! You’ll also be entered to win this diploma frame (a $178 value)!




What’s driving a special education teacher shortage and how schools are responding 02/04/2024

Explore the pathways to building your career as a special educator at VCU School of Education:

📓Undergraduate
https://soe.vcu.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/bsed-special-education/

📝 Masters
https://soe.vcu.edu/academics/masters-programs/med-special-education/

🍎 Certificate (for provisionally licensed SPED teachers)
https://soe.vcu.edu/sped-landing-page/





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What’s driving a special education teacher shortage and how schools are responding More than 7.5 million American students have disabilities that qualify them for individual education plans. But teachers trained in this critical area are in short supply. Special education teachers and administrators share how the shortage is affecting them, and John Yang speaks with Kimber Wilkers...

02/03/2024

Spread the word.

ACE-IT Information Session: February 12, 2024

Got questions about ACE-IT in College at VCU? Curious if it's the right program for you or for someone you know? Heard something about the program but not quite sure what it's all about?

Join us for an informal chat on Zoom on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 4-6 PM.
Register here:
https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcuivrDwtGdHpNbq7Pc39KILxyIyQ4tF-?_x_zm_rtaid=jCw_K1O2Tu2cDVdHt2BTFw.1706565384006.f66d1a81f407670e77ae7ca4b0a43cf5&_x_zm_rhtaid=563 #/registration

02/02/2024

Spread the word!

Early childhood professionals, your wellbeing matters! Share your voice through our research project to help inform and improve meaningful supports for your wellbeing! Scan the QR code or click https://rb.gy/q5yzc to express your interest in participating in a focus group or interview!

02/02/2024

Are you an applicant for one of our undergraduate programs? If so, check out this message about the FAFSA.

Learn more about VCU School of Education’s undergraduate programs here:

https://soe.vcu.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/

ATTN: students!

You still have time to complete your 2024-2025 FAFSA. VCU has extended the FAFSA priority completion date to March 1.

Contact the Student Financial Management Center at [email protected] for more info!

Professional Development | School of Education | VCU 02/02/2024

Three free events!! Save your seat, sign up today.

📚Reading is More than Phonics, Practice with Sortegories
Wednesday, February 7, 7 pm via Zoom. Free event. All welcome.

📓Best Practices in Vocabulary Instruction for Students with Dyslexia and Language Related Difficulties
Wednesday, February 28, 7 pm via Zoom. Free event. All welcome.

🎬 Movie screening and panel discussion:
The Right to Read
Wednesday, March 13, 7 pm
In-person event at VCU. Free. All welcome.

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Sign up here:

https://soe.vcu.edu/about-us/ruth-harris-professorship/harris-professor/ .en.651617

Presented by the VCU School of Education.
Funded by the Ruth Harris Professorship.

Sortegories
VCU Department of Educational Leadership
RTR Teacher Residency at Virginia
Commonwealth University
Riverside School - Richmond
Virginia PTA
Fairfax County Special Education PTA - SEPTA
Virginia Education Association
National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)
Virginia Beach Special Education Advisory Committee
Arlington Special Education PTA
Decoding Dyslexia Virginia
Decoding Dyslexia VA-New River Valley

Professional Development | School of Education | VCU

02/01/2024

Looking for help with challenges facing your organization?

The VCU School of Education is seeking proposals to help with your problems of practice.

The VCU School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership is eager to help and is seeking Capstone partnership proposals.

VCU School of Education EdD’s Capstone process impacts the work of partner organizations (and/or a specific office, department or unit within the organization) by offering improvements that address the organization’s specific challenges and context. Doctoral teams conduct interactive analyses of problems, documents, and literature as well as field-based inquiry specific to the organization. Partners receive a culminating product, with findings and recommendations targeted to meet the needs of the partner organization.

We are starting our annual process of soliciting organizational Problems of Practice for consideration in matching with EdD student teams for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The Capstone process offers support from teams of EdD students in the VCU School of Education Department of Educational Leadership who are also leaders in their own professions. They use analytical, diagnostic, communication, leadership, and research skills with faculty and academic supervision to help their partner organizations effect improvements targeted to their unique challenges and context.

To be considered for a match with a doctoral capstone team, we invite you to submit one or more of the issues you’re facing through a quick and simple form.

All are also invited to attend our optional Wednesday, February 7 at 12 pm, online information session.

The Capstone RFP Submission deadline is March 15, 2024.

Details and links (including info session link) are here:

https://ow.ly/1Ip650QwTUm

VCU Department of Educational Leadership
RTR Teacher Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University
Partnership for People with Disabilities
Center for Family Involvement

01/26/2024

Reading is More than Phonics

Join us for this online workshop. Wednesday, February 7 at 7 pm via Zoom. Free event. All welcome.

Register here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdT9yt4mWVbjX1wwyN7KjksSxe4WaJtEPyLtnZzJTWvtW51Cw/viewform

The more a reader learns about a word - its sound-to spelling structure, its meaning, and how the word functions in a sentence - the more accurate and automatic the reader becomes. This session will feature Sortegories, a web-based app, that can be used to provide practice in phonics, vocabulary, syntax (word order) and language comprehension.

Introducing our hosts:

Nancy Chapel Eberhardt, Co-author LANGUAGE!: The Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum Co-author of the Literacy How Professional Learning series Editorial board member of International Dyslexia Association's Perspectives on Language and Literacy Board member of The Reading League Connecticut chapter

Sheryl Ferlito, Ed.S., Education Special Degree in School Administration with a focus on Curriculum and Leadership with 30 years' experience as a special education teacher and administrator.
Contributing writer for LANGUAGE! 3rd Edition Contributing Developer for LANGUAGE! Live with Dr. Louisa
Moats.

Presented by the VCU School of Education, funded by the Ruth Harris Professorship.

Sortegories

01/26/2024

Teachers of Color affinity is gathering Saturday, February 3rd at The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia here in Richmond, VA from 1-3:00pm! RSVP today using the link below! Bring your families and friends! Hope to see you there! 🎉

🔗Link: tinyurl.com/RTRBlackHistory

📌Learn more about RTR! Go to teachrtr.org!

01/22/2024

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Congratulations!!

01/22/2024

Repost…

• Happy Spring Semester!

Don’t forget to grab your tickets for the VCU Graduate and Profesisonal Student Winter Formal! Tickets go on sale on January 24th at 9am! Check out the event on RamsConnect! https://cglink.me/2dV/r1931560

See you all there!

01/22/2024

Spread the word!

Be sure to join us as we welcome to VCU the Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the James Branch Cabell Lecture Hall, Room 303.

The ambassador will deliver a lecture in the James Branch Cabell Lecture Hall, Room 303 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. titled, “Mexico and U.S. Interdependence and Common Future,” which addresses shared values and contributions that bind Mexico and the United States, the actions that both nations can take to foster a more humanistic, prosperous, and competitive North America, and data that illustrate the profound interconnection between them.

The presentation is open to the public and the VCU community, and registration is not required.

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01/19/2024

The VCU School of Education will host the 2024 Research Colloquium at the Science Museum of Virginia, Dewey Gottwald Center, on Monday, March 18, from 9 to 2 pm. All are welcome.

The event kicks off at 10 am with a keynote address from Dr. Patriann Smith, “Exploring Black Immigrant Literacies and the Intersections of Race, Language, and Culture in the Classroom.”

Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida College of Education. Dr. Smith’s transdisciplinary research considers how literacy teaching, research, assessment, and policy are influenced by the intersection of race, language and immigration.

From 11:30 to 1:30 pm, attendees will gather for lunch as well as the viewing and recognition of our student Gallery of Research Posters.

Save your seat by registering in advance (no charge), here: https://ow.ly/ciju50QsCoH

As part of an urban-serving R1 institution, the VCU School of Education catalyzes groundbreaking research and educational innovation, which our graduates use to shape the future of education.

In FY23, the VCU School of Education’s external research funding surged past $40 million, reinforcing our position as the highest-funded academic unit on the Virginia Commonwealth University Monroe Park campus. Our research endeavors are at the forefront of addressing societal challenges in high-need communities, delivering practical "research to practice" solutions.

U.S. News & World Report recognized the VCU School of Education as the 18th best public graduate school of education and the second best education school in Virginia, according to the 2023-2024 Education School rankings. VCU School of Education is ranked 11th in education research in the U.S., according to the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development (FY 2022 survey).




01/19/2024

The new VCU x CodeRVA Lab School will be hiring soon. Spread the word!

We were thrilled to celebrate VCU x CodeRVA Lab School yesterday with VCU School of Education & VCU College of Engineering, RTR Teacher Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University at Virginia Commonwealth University and CodeRVA Regional High School!

Huge congratulations to our first CodeRVA residents (future teachers), Ryanne Welsh and Nan Peña, and mentors, Kristen VanDerRoest and Whitney Powell! Keep up the amazing work and impact!

A very special thank you to RTR Executive Director, Dr. Kim McKnight and CodeRVA Director, Dr. Kume Goranson for their vision, endurance, leadership and perseverance of the inception of this partnership between two former teachers and lifelong educators! Thank you for your impact!

Thank you Governor of Virginia, Dr. Michael Rao - President of VCU, Aimee Guidera - Virginia Secretary of Education, Dr. Kathy Rudasill - VCU School of Education Interim Dean and more for your support!

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