Non-Credit Classes

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We offer a selection of classes designed to fit your schedule, with your budget in mind. Our non-credit classes begin at a rate of $99.00. In addition to gaining professional skills, this is  a perfect opportunity to acquire recertification points, professional development credits, or continuing education units (CEU’s).

Longwood University’s Professional Studies office utilizes the descriptions for Renewal Options in the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual to suggest appropriate professional development points to school divisions. Please validate recert points with your Human Resource Department before registering for non-credit classes.

Note:   Non-credit classes cannot be transferred as for-credit courses at any time.

Non-credit classes are listed below. For a downloadable PDF flyer, click here.

Teaching Math with Children’s Literature

Children’s Literature as a vehicle for teaching mathematics concepts, increasing mathematical language and writing, and enjoying real world math situations is the focus of this class.

Instructor: Dr. Jeannine Perry, Ph.D., Dean of College of Graduate & Professional Studies, Longwood University

Offered January 15th – February 9th, 4 week class helpful for literature teachers, K-8.



Creative Problem Solving

This class is designed to develop creative and critical thinking skills to improve effectiveness in team and individual problem solving that requires creativity for an optimal solution.

Instructor: Mrs. Shelly Madden, Ed.S., Professional Studies Coordinator, Longwood University

Offered from February 5th – March 5th, 4 week class helpful for all K-12 teachers.



Adapting Instruction & Collecting Evidence for the Virginia Alternative Assessment Program (VAAP) Portfolio

Participants will adapt the curriculum in thematic teaching to enhance core content. The class offers an exploration of ways to creatively teach and assess content objectives in multisensory ways for the individual learner with scattered skills, restricted interests, and who need scaffolding to support communication pathways.  We will discuss and project how to map ASOLs for VAAPs in a scope and sequence over time for the teacher who continues in the VAAP journey with the learner for multiple years.

Instructor: Mrs. Lauren Puckette, M.Ed., Adjunct Professor of Special Education, Longwood University

Offered from February 19th-March 19th, 4 week class helpful for special education teachers.



Project Based Assessments

To truly understand what students have learned on any given topic, Project Based Assessments will demonstrate such.  Include the 5 “C’s” in 21st century learning in your classroom through Project Based Assessments:  Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Community and Creativity!

Instructor: Cindy Odum Harris, M.S., Maria Newby, M.A. (Master of History from Ukraine)

Offered March 13th-April 7th, 4 week class helpful to all K-12 educators


Classroom Management

Using actual  classroom scenarios, collaboration between Instructional Coaches, Teachers, Counselors and Administration to problem solve the growing task of managing a classroom.  Learning from each other, we can address common and unique classroom scenarios to problem solve situations.

Instructor: Cindy Odum Harris, M.S., Instructional Coach

Offered March 27th-April 21st, 2018, 4 week class helpful to all K-12 educators


Understanding Addiction

With a country in an addiction epidemic status, arm yourself with a basic overview of who, why, what, when and where addictions impact us and what we can do to promote awareness, treatment and support.

Instructor: Cindy Odum Harris, M.S., Founder of Heroes not Heroin-no more secrets

Offered April 10th-May 5th, 2018, 4 week class helpful to all audiences​


Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute-Virginia Holocaust Museum

The Teacher Education Institute is a ten-day class, assisting educators with their understanding of the Holocaust and genocide. Sessions focus on historical background and pedagogy which link to the Virginia Standards of Learning requirements. TEI is offered in partnership with Longwood University and is funded through a generous gift from Weinstein Properties. The price for this institute is offered at a special rate of $50.00.