Associations & Programs

Associations & Programs

UVa-Wise currently sponsors a number of special enrichment and outreach programs with direct impact on local, state, and national communities.  These activities provide model programs in direct service to children, adolescents, and their families, as well as technical assistance and professional development opportunities for educators in PreK-12, higher education, and agency settings.

Clinical Faculty Program

The UVa-Wise Clinical Faculty Program is a professional development opportunity for successful teachers who wish to contribute to the preparation and support of pre-service and beginning teachers.

Teachers admitted to the program learn about UVa-Wise’s teacher preparation programs, as well as techniques in observing, conferencing with, and evaluating pre-service and novice teachers.  Emphasis is placed on developing constructive mentoring relationships, peer coaching, providing support, and developing autonomous professionals.

The Clinical Faculty Program is designed to foster collaborative relationships between UVa-Wise faculty and public school teachers in order to improve the clinical experiences, preparation, and induction of new teachers.

The ultimate aim of the program is to advance the learning of all students.

Student VEA

Who are we? The Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA) is a professional pre-service teacher organization. It provides opportunities for college students to explore education as a profession. SVEA has as one of its primary goals to inform, educate and involve its membership in educational issues. Active chapters are located at more than 40 colleges and universities in Virginia, including UVa-Wise. View a current list of campuses.

How to join us. If you’re interested in joining the SVEA, contact Dr. Sandra Richardson, chapter advisor, or an officer on campus for a membership form.

The SVEA also operates its own web site.