Professional Development for Educators and Teacher License Renewal
The School of Education offers professional development coursework to educators wishing to satisfy licensure or recertification requirements, or simply improve their content knowledge and teaching practices. Professional development courses are offered in a variety of formats including online, on campus and hybrid – at a reduced tuition rate of $200 per credit hour.
Explore our opportunities below.
Professional License Renewal – The School of Education offers coursework 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.
Other individual course options
- School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Test Preparation (2 credits)
- 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:
Curriculum & Instruction (choose any concentration)
You may satisfy continuing education requirements or sample Regent’s master’s and specialist level programs through our professional development course offerings. Professional development students may take up to three courses (9 credits) at a discounted rate. Professional Development coursework may then be transferred into a master’s or specialist degree, where applicable.
Step 1: Submit your online application. Select “Graduate.” Then choose “Online.” Select “Nondegree Education” for your desired program. Indicate the term you want to begin the course and click “Part-time.”
Note: Professional Development 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.).