UMW Receives State Grant To Train Teachers

(Richmond)- The University of Mary Washington has received a $14-thousand dollar planning grant from the Virginia Department of Education to work with local school divisions to develop a teacher apprenticeship program. Nine universities across the state have been awarded funds to develop programs that would allow school divisions to hire classroom aides, paraprofessionals, long-term substitutes and other unlicensed school employees as teacher apprentices. The program is intended to make a way for them to become licensed educators.