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Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education

P: 800-368-3227    E: academic_affairs@vuu.edu

Mission 

The Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education & Interdisciplinary Studies produces professional educators who are dedicated to the advancement of diverse learners, communities, and a global society. Its mission is to:

  • Produce professional educators who are committed to academic excellence;

  • Empower candidates with dispositions to positively impact the development of diverse learners; and,

  • Develop life-long learners who embrace culturally-responsive educational practices.

To accomplish this mission, the Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education offers a broad range of opportunities that advance academic rigor, relevant learning experiences, personal and professional relationships, and physical and virtual resources.

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Vision

The Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education is a premier educator preparation unit dedicated to the production of culturally-responsive professional educators for contemporary learning environments.

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Accreditation

CAEP Accreditation Educator Licensure Programs

The School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CARP).  The Teacher Education  was granted full accreditation of all educator licensure programs at both the initial levels in April 2021. 

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CAEP Accredited Initial Programs:

Elementary Education (K-6)

Special Education (K-12)

Secondary Content Areas:

Biology, Chemistry, English, History,& Mathematics  (7-12)

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Self-Study Report

Formative Feedback Report

Standard 1:  Impact on P-12 Learning and Development:

Standard 2: Indicators of teaching effectiveness:

Standard 3: Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones:

Standard 4: Satisfaction of Completers:

Annual Reporting Measures:

Completer Survey

Graduate Impact Survey

Impact of Program Standard 4

Licensure Completer and Non-Completer Survey

Senior Exit Survey

Licensure Assessment Survey Fall19

Standard 4: Satisfaction of Completers:

Outcome Measures:

Annual Education Preparation Program Profile 2020-2021 Data Collection

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National and State Licensing Examinations

The Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education requires licensing examinations to include: Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE), the Virginia Commonwealth Literacy Assessment (VCLA), and Praxis II. Pass rates for completers are captured in the table below: 

Year

2017-2018  

2018-2019  

2019-2020  

Pass Rate VCLA

  100%

100%

100%

Pass Rate Praxis II

  100%

100%

100%

Pass Rate RVE

  100%

100%

100%

Impact Data:

The Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education collects and reports impact data on the following indicators:

1. Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

2. Impact Measure of Teaching Effectiveness

3.  Impact Measure Satisfaction of Employers

4. Impact Measure Satisfaction of Completers

5. Impact Measure Graduation Rates

6. Impact Measure Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing Requirements 

7. Impact Measure Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They are Prepared

8. Impact Measure Student Federal Student Loan Default Rate

Departments

The Evenlyn Reid Syphax School of Education has one department: Teacher Education

Majors and Minors 

Teacher Education

  • Elementary Education

  • Special Education

Secondary Education

  • Biology

  • Business

  • Chemistry

  • English

  • History

  • Mathematics

Virginia Teacher Licensure (Weekend College)

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

Resources 

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Virginia Department of Education

ASSESSMENTS

Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)

Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE): Elementary and Special Education

PRAXIS

Alumni

The Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education values the acheivements of its alumni and wants to be updated on all of your achievements and accomplishments. Please click here to send your information. Photographs are also encouraged.

VUU Syphax School of Education Candidate/Completer Spotlight

Name: Fahryka Elliott

Name at Graduation: Fahryka Thompson

Graduation Year(s): 2001

Graduation Program(s): School of Education, School of Business Degree(s)

Earned: B.S., Business Education

Accomplishment(s): Business Teacher, 2001-2013, Henrico High School Business Teacher/Advance College Academy Coordinator, 2013-2014, Highland Springs High School National Board Certified Teacher, 2013-current M. Ed., Career and Technical Education, VSU, 2006 Post-Master's Certificate, Ed Leadership and Administration, 2013, George Washington University Educational Specialist, CTE - Business and Marketing Education, 2014-current, Henrico County Public Schools Champion, supporter for all things Computer Science Education, VDOE Advisory Council member, Code VA Board member

Syphax School of Education Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction

Name: Elise H. Green

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

Graduation Year: 2021

Career Aspiration: To become an advocate in the urban school system that will serve as the voice of reasoning and encouragement for young students.

Accomplishments: Serve as Mentor for youth, Ordained Clergy. Foster care parent for young women with children.

Mrs. Green is currently a student at Virginia Union working on her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Urban Education and preparing to graduate May 2021. She also holds a M.Div. degree from VUU as well as a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University. Ms. Green is also ordained clergy and have worked with young people for over 20 years. Her a passion for empowering, encouraging, and equipping youth to do their very best.

Mrs. Green volunteered to help John Marshall's students to participate in a black history contest. Through this effort, she created a contest including ensuring over$ 500.00 in prize money for all grade levels (the flyer for the Black history contest she created is attached to this email). Her thoughts were that any student entering a Black History Contest with an exceptional paper should be rewarded for their efforts. The Dean of the School excepted Ms. Green proposal for volunteering her time and money to support a very worthy educational initiative. In addition, she avails herself to help anytime the school needs support and volunteerism.

“My aspiration is to become an advocate in the urban school system that will serve as an expert voice of reasoning and encouragement for young students.

My goal is to make a difference in the lives of youth in the urban school districts. To encourage and empower them to be the very best they can be. Teaching students to embrace challenges for these will be the tools needed for them to make change in the world and create a successful future for themselves.”