Spring Recertification Classes

Spring Session Details

  • Session Dates:
    • February 12-May 3, 2024
  • Registration Deadline:
    • Application must be submitted by February 5, 2024
  • Format: All courses are completely online via Canvas
  • Credit: All courses are 3 undergraduate credit hours
  • Grading: A-F grade scale


  • $423 per course for VA in-state residents
  • Out-of-state or non-citizen status subject to additional capital fees

Spring Classes

  • Trauma has a severe, lasting, and pernicious effect on the brains and learning of students, from young children to adolescents. The educational community is awakening to the realization that they must address the underlying effects on learning readiness in students impacted by trauma. In many cases, this must happen BEFORE the student can effectively learn. In effect, we have to go back before “square one” to SQUARE ZERO, the thing that happened to the student before he or she ever entered the classroom, and that must be understood and treated before making erroneous assumptions about behavior or study habits. This course is designed to introduce educators to those effects, give them tools to recognize students who may be impacted, offer suggestions for connecting with professionals and resources who can help, and help them to better understand the needs of impacted students.

    William Allison

    With the rising tide of online learning options, it is easy to lose the solid instructional foundation to flashy web resources. This course is designed to help you build online learning environments in Canvas and other common learning management systems, based on research frameworks and essential elements that will increase participation, improve instructor/student and student/student relationships, and provide a user-friendly and effective online learning experience for all learners.

    Heather Askea

  • The course will focus on developing an understanding of social and emotional learning by focusing on the five core competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. We will learn why social and emotional learning is important and how it impacts student success both inside and outside of the classroom. Finally, we will learn approaches to incorporate social and emotional learning into our classroom practices.

    Rick Bolling

  • Access to and the effective use of current and emerging technologies are essential elements for contributing to a deeper learning experience for students. This class is designed to guide educators through the Virginia Standards of Learning for Digital Learning Integration.  This guided exploration of the standards also includes the curation and creation of resources, strategies, and lesson activities to help educators create learning experiences that empower student learners.

    Daniel Vanover

  • Math C407 is designed to refresh your conceptual knowledge of geometry while gaining technology tools to enhance your geometry classroom. Explore geometry concepts through real-world applications that combine technology and problem-solving skills to make math exciting and challenging for today's learners. Throughout the course, we will also discuss various methods of teaching these geometric topics. This class is designed to be a truly supportive learning community where students can learn and work together in an online format. Since there are no face-to-face meetings, students are required to post on a teaching tip forum each week to share activities and ideas. Students are also required to submit homework weekly or biweekly.

    Jolene Lambert