ESSAY QUESTIONS Response should be two to three typed, double-spaced pages for each essay.
INITIAL TEACHER LICENSURE WITH M.Ed. OPTION
a) Why are you seeking teaching credentials? Why do you feel qualied to teach the subject/grade level of the endorsement you seek?
b) Discuss a current issue in education and why you think it is important. Support your stance.
M.ED. FOR LICENSED TEACHERS, CERTIFICATE, AND POSTGRADUATE APPLICANTS
a) What do you hope to gain from the M.Ed. program? What contributions do you feel you can make to the program as a participant?
b) Select a current instructional issue and discuss why you believe it is important. Support your stance.
a) Discuss a current issue in education that you might face as an educational leader.
b) Write a statement of purpose in which you discuss your current and future leadership goals. Include in your response background experiences
(personal and professional) that helped prepare you for a career in this eld.
Include a résumé (no more than three typed pages) of your education and your paid and volunteer work experiences.
THE HONOR SYSTEM: A WAY OF LIFE AT UMW
e Honor System is fundamentally a code of personal integrity. It
means that students of the University of Mary Washington accept the
challenge to make their word of honor a pledge of absolute truthfulness
in all matters that fall within the Honor Code. It is a commitment to a
way of life characterized by loyalty to the highest ideals of individual and
collective ethical responsibility. — Dr. Edward Alvey, Dean Emeritus
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
e University of Mary Washington subscribes to the principles of equal
opportunity and armative action. e University does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, national origin, political
aliation, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, or age in recruiting,
admitting, and enrolling students or in hiring faculty and sta members.
e University will not recognize or condone student, faculty, or sta
organizations that discriminate in selecting members. Complaints of
discrimination or questions should be directed to the AA/EEO Ocer of
Several elements contribute signicantly to the fulllment of the
University’s mission. One is the encouragement of, and respect for,
individual and cultural diversity. e University also insists upon
an atmosphere of civility and
tolerance consistent with the ideals of a
community of scholars. Toward that end,
the University embraces a
statement of community values and expectations concerning the behavior
of its members. is statement declares that:
e University of Mary Washington is an academic community dedicated
to the highest standards of scholarship, personal integrity, responsible
conduct, and respect for the individual. We hold among our foremost
e importance of personal integrity as reected in adherence to the
e right of every individual to be treated with dignity and respect at all
e acceptance of and respect for diversity in our community and
adherence to the University’s Statement of Non-Discrimination, and
e freedom of intellectual inquiry in the pursuit of truth.
As members of the University community, we refuse to tolerate behavior
that in any way compromises or threatens these values.
PLEASE READ THE HONOR CONSTITUTION:
UMW HONOR PLEDGE AND TERMS OF APPLICATION
I, as a student at the University of Mary Washington, do hereby
accept the Honor System. I have read the information about the
Honor System, understand it, and agree to abide by its provisions.
Accordingly, I resolve to refrain from giving or receiving academic
material in a manner not authorized by the instructor, from illegally
appropriating the property of others, and from deliberately falsifying
the facts. I acknowledge that, in support of the Honor System, it is my
responsibility to report any violations of the Honor Code of which I
am aware, and that it is my duty to participate as an honor trial juror if
called upon to serve, unless ocially excused.
I realize that in the event of a violation of the Honor Code, a plea of
ignorance will not be acceptable, and that such a violation could result
in my permanent dismissal from the University. I further pledge that I
shall endeavor at all times to create a spirit of honor, both by upholding
the Honor System myself and helping others to do so.
I have read and understand the expectations outlined in the “Statement
of Community Values and Behavioral Expectations” and the “Statement
I understand that this application is subject to all terms and conditions,
nancial and otherwise, set forth in the current catalog and to all
ocially announced changes.I agree to accept all terms and conditions,
nancial and otherwise, which are in eect during the entire period
I also understand that I cannot be licensed to teach in the
Commonwealth of Virginia if I have ever been convicted of a felony.
I certify that the information given in this application is correct to
the best of my knowledge and belief. My signature below indicates
that I accept the obligations and conditions of the Honor System.
Applicant’s Signature _____________________________________________________________ Date _________________________
IMPORTANT: Please reread this application and make sure that all blanks have been lled in. Incomplete forms will be returned, and the processing
of your application may be delayed.
I acknowledge responsibility for all tuition and fees resulting from my acceptance of an oer of admission to the University of Mary Washington.
UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON