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The department offers advanced degrees for practicing teachers who wish to further develop their expertise and initial licensure for those entering the teaching profession. Our research-based programs are designed for early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary educators as well as literacy specialists.




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Tidewater Writing Project

The Tidewater Writing Project is a satellite of the Virginia Writing Project and a part of the larger network of the National Writing Project.

The National Writing Project is the premier effort to improve writing in America. Through its professional development model, NWP builds the leadership, programs, and research needed for teachers to help their students become successful writers and learners. Studies of student achievement, both local and national, show positive results.