Apr 18, 2024  
Graduate Record 2005-2006 
Graduate Record 2005-2006 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Professional Development (Non-Degree)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs

Program Requirements

The Professional Development Program is designed for those who hold at least a baccalaureate degree and wish to improve their professional skills by enrolling in course work in the Curry School of Education. This is not a degree program and is not intended to serve students interested in pursuing advanced degrees. Any professional development student who wishes to apply for a degree program must submit a Change of Status Form (available in the Office of Admission and Student Affairs, 104 Ruffner Hall or online at http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/admissions/pdf/changeofstatusform.pdf), required test scores, two letters of recommendation, a complete transcript, and a current statement of professional goals. Professional development students may be assigned an advisor from an appropriate department or program area. In some cases, enrollment in specific courses requires the approval of both the instructor and the advisor.

Professional development students are subject to the Graduate Academic Regulations of the Curry School of Education. Students in the professional development category may earn up to 12 graduate credits (or credits earned in one full-time semester on Grounds) for application toward a degree. Such credit must be approved by the student’s advisor. All other University of Virginia course work which is applied to a degree must be earned after admission to that degree program. Students planning to change their status to a degree program are responsible for knowing the requirements for admission to, and completion of, that degree. These policies also apply to off-Grounds degree programs offered through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Professional Development (Non-degree Teacher Licensure Programs)

Prior to applying to Curry, applicants must submit passing Praxis I scores or acceptable SAT scores. Students accepted into the Elementary and Special Education Licensure programs must earn grades of B- or better to remain enrolled. Curry will process students’ licensure applications, if submitted within two years after completion of coursework. Students missing the deadline will assume responsibility for obtaining licensure from the state.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs