of Virginia Launches New Program to Meet the Demand for Special
28, 1999 -- The University of Virginia will launch
a new teacher preparation program this fall in Northern Virginia
in response to the growing need for teachers throughout the area.
Designed for career changers, teachers with provisional licenses,
and other professionals without teaching experience, this nondegree
program will satisfy the licensing requirements for special education
teachers. This program was developed through a partnership between
the Curry School of
Education and U.Va. Continuing
for the first time in Northern Virginia, this 1-2 year program (4-6
semesters) will focus on preparing individuals to teach students
with learning disabilities. Students will explore current theories
and practice in the field of special education and reading; gain
knowledge necessary to identify students with learning disabilities;
and acquire skills needed to teach in a variety of settings. Courses
are offered during the late afternoon, evening, and/or weekends,
allowing students to balance class schedules with their careers.
Curry School faculty teach many of the courses with instruction
further enriched by accomplished experts in the disciplines of special
education and reading.
interested in finding out more about this initial licensure program
are invited to attend an Orientation Night on Mon., Aug. 30 at 7
p.m. at the U.Va. Northern
Virginia Center located at 7054 Haycock Road in Falls Church.
Program faculty will be on hand to give an overview, discuss requirements,
and answer questions. To make a reservation for the orientation,
please call (703) 536-1133.
find out more about the initial licensure program, please contact
Program Director Laurie U. deBettencourt at (703) 536-1129 or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
J. Rosseter, (703) 536-1146.