About Us – CTE

About the Center

CTE buildingThe Center for Teaching Excellence at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise was established to enhance the quality of public education. The Center is committed to serving the professional development and in-service needs of teachers and administrators in the PK-12 schools of Virginia. Seeking to enhance the quality of education by improving the instructional quality of teachers and administrators, The Center for Teaching Excellence assists professional school personnel in the acquisition, understanding, and use of knowledge in their academic disciplines; developing and effectively using pedagogical skills and competencies in their instruction; addressing and successfully meeting the Standards of Learning established by the State Board of Education; and addressing and successfully meeting the legislative mandates set forth by the federal and state government.  The CTE offers undergraduate level courses that meet the needs of those with provisional license seeking full licensure and those with full licenses seeking recertification.NC-SARA Approved Institution logo round

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has been approved by Virginia  to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education.

Meet the Staff

James M. Wardell

James M. Wardell

Director
276.328.0294
866.212.8704
jmw7ed@uvawise.edu

Heather B. Askea

Heather B. Askea

Instructional Technology Coordinator
276.376.4529
866.212.8704
hlb6t@uvawise.edu

Jennifer Partin

Jennifer Partin

Administrative Assistant
Student Services
276.376.4528
866.212.8704
jlp8w@uvawise.edu

Tonya Deel

Tonya Deel

Administrative Assistant
276.376.4528
866.212.8704
tms8b@uvawise.edu

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