News from our CLA Project Directors

First “History Specialists” certificates to be awarded June 11th

On June 11, 2013, the first History Specialists certificates will be awarded to teachers from the Southwest Virginia Public Education Consortium who have completed the program requirements. The program has been funded by the “American Crises” grant from the United States Department of Education’s “Teaching American History” program.

UVa offers “Counterpoint Seminar” in World Anglophone literature

In Spring 2013, the University of Virginia is once again offering a Counterpoint Seminar to future K-12 teachers. Each of these seminars revisits an undergraduate course the future teachers have already completed, reconsidering the earlier course’s material with an eye to teaching it to children. The current seminar’s syllabus focuses on 20th century World Anglophone Literature; past seminars have focused on World History, post-Civil War American History, and Astronomy.