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Professional Learning Courses

Satisfy licensure or recertification requirements, and improve content knowledge and teaching practices.

Child with hand raisedProfessional Learning for Graduate Credit courses offer the opportunity for the majority of the School of Education's master's level coursework—and selected offerings from our post-master's coursework—to be taken by those not already enrolled in one of our degree programs at a reduced tuition rate of $200 per credit hour.

Courses are offered in a variety of formats including online, on-campus and hybrid.

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Note: Individuals wishing to take non-degree, Professional Learning (PL) courses may register any time prior to the course start date. All PL students must register using the PL Registration Form each semester.

Course Schedule & Descriptions

View course availability by visiting the Graduate School of Education course schedule. Course descriptions are available in the University catalog.

Note: PL students are not eligible to register for courses in the following programs: Career Switcher, B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, M.Ed. Individualized with Educational Therapy (NILD Coursework), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

Course Options

Pathway to a Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Up to 9 credits can be taken for graduate credit at a reduced tuition rate and transferred into a degree-seeking program in any of the following areas:

  • Christian School Administration
  • Curriculum & Instruction
    • Adult Education
    • Christian School
    • Gifted & Talented
    • Teacher Leader
  • Educational Leadership
  • Reading Specialist
  • Special Education (K-12)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Pathway to an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

Eight credits can be taken through the Advancing Leadership Certificate, also at a reduced tuition rate, and transferred into our Educational Specialist degree.

Professional License Renewal

The School of Education offers course work that may be used for licensure renewal. Three semester hours of acceptable college credit—as defined by your school division—may be used to obtain a minimum of 90 renewal points. For details on the licensure renewal process, visit the Virginia Department of Education's Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual.

Special Education Provisional License Eligibility

Given the severe shortage of special education teachers, individuals may be eligible for hire under a provisional license by the request of the hiring school. Provisional license eligibility occurs once a student has taken these courses:

  • ETSP/GSAS 550 Legal and Ethical Aspects Associated with Students with Disabilities
  • ETSP/GSAS 551 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities

These courses may then be transferred into our M.Ed. in Special Education, allowing teachers to satisfy requirements for the full Professional license with the Special Education General Curriculum K-12 endorsement.

ACSI Certification

The Graduate School of Education offers online coursework that meets the ACSI certification requirements in Biblical studies, methods courses, philosophy of Christian education and administration.
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Martinson Center for Mathematics & Science

The Martinson Center for Mathematics & Science's mission is to improve the quality of math and science teaching in schools in the Tidewater region by promoting the knowledge, attitudes, skills and habits of mind necessary for student literacy. Learn about upcoming workshops at www.regent.edu/mcms

School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Test Preparation

  • SLLA Preparation Course—offered in a 10 week online format or on-campus in a 9 session evening and weekend format
    School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Test Preparation -- Focuses on the role of the school leader by preparing for state licensure as required by numerous states. As required by the Code of Virginia, the successful completion (score 165 or higher-total score range 100-200) on the SLLA is mandatory for anyone who desires the position 138 School of Education of assistant principal or principal. Numerous other states have the same requirement with a possible different cut score. This course includes a description of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards, test-taking strategies, sample questions, annotated responses, and specific problems-based learning. See the course schedule for current semester's dates and times.

Partnership Opportunities

Cohorts: The Graduate School of Education has partnerships with multiple local school districts. We tailor courses and cohorts to meet the specific staff development needs of educators and administrators. Please contact us to discuss cohort opportunities.

In-Service Opportunities: Regent's School of Education offers a variety of in-service opportunities to teachers free of charge. These in-service workshops can be offered in your school at a time convenient to teachers and administrators. We would be happy to discuss topics relevant to your school's needs or you may choose from the topics listed below:

  • Autism
  • Classroom Management
  • Differentiation
  • Reading/Literacy
  • Students At Risk

Contact Us:

Professional Learning Department
Avery Greenquist