Department of Education

Department of Education

The Department of Education draws students from across disciplines to examine the institution of education and its role in society. Our department also trains teachers to have a strong background in educational theory and practice and to acquire expertise in their chosen academic discipline.

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Education Studio

Education Studio

The Education Studio (formerly CMC) supports students and faculty in the Teacher Preparation Program by providing an assortment of print, instructional, and technology resources for exploration, use, and evaluation.

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Teacher Licensure

The University’s Teacher Preparation Program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is fully approved by the state. Successful completion of the program leads to a collegiate professional license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This license is valid for ten years and renewable with additional professional development experiences.

Coursework in the program usually begins in the sophomore year and culminates with the teaching internship and capstone seminar during the fall or spring semester of the senior year.

Faculty Highlights

Deborah Napoli
Napoli Published with Kuti & Spires

Deborah Napoli, director of clinical practice for University education programs, co-authored a chapter in the edited collection International Perspectives on School-University Partnerships with Laura Kuti, assistant professor and chair of teacher education, and Bob Spires, associate professor of education. The chapter addressed the teacher shortage in Virginia.

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Dr. Patricia M. Stohr-Hunt
Stohr-Hunt Elected

Tricia Stohr-Hunt, assistant professor of elementary education, was elected president of the Virginia Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators, an organization representing over 30 Colleges and Schools of Education and the hundreds of faculty, leaders, and staff who prepare future teachers across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Dr. Mavis H. Brown
Brown and Honsinger Published

Mavis Brown, associate professor of education and interim chair of the Department of Education, has published "Preparing trauma-sensitive teachers: Strategies for teacher educators" in The Teacher Educators' Journal with Adjunct Assistant Education Professor Connie Honsinger. 

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Contact Us

Mailing address:
Department of Education
Fountain Hall
118 UR Drive
Ground Floor Mailroom
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA, USA, 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8428
Fax: (804) 287-6369

Chair: Patricia Stohr-Hunt
Academic Administrative Specialist: Liza Carpenter (A&S undergraduate education students)