Upcoming FREE Professional Development Programs for Teachers


University of Virginia
Center for the Liberal Arts

Providing quality content-enrichment programs for K-12 teachers since 1984, the University of Virginia Center for the Liberal Arts is associated with recent, current, or upcoming offerings in a wide array of disciplines, including Art and Architecture, Classics, English, French, German, History, Mathematics, Politics, and Spanish.

The University of Virginia Center for the Liberal Arts invites you to explore our website to learn about and enroll in future programs and to consult our resources for teachers. And please feel free to contact us at any time with requests for programs, or for more information about the Center.

In memoriam: Betsy Barton and Joseph Miller

In the last few weeks, Virginia has lost two figures who contributed enormously to education in the field of history, and we have lost two treasured allies: Betsy Barton, history and social studies specialist at the Virginia Department of Education, whose generosity and advocacy was celebrated statewide, and Joseph Miller, an astonishingly accomplished historian with an international reputation who incidentally served as our Project Director for World History for a time. It was an honor for us to work with these extraordinary people, and we join many in missing them, and in extending our condolences to their families. (A moment celebrating Barton’s life began our March 23 program at the University of Richmond.)

Dr. Julian Bond on
“Making Civil Rights Matter”

The Center for the Liberal Arts remembers with gratitude and admiration the extraordinary life and work of Julian Bond. Bond did us the great honor of recording “Making Civil Rights Matter” for one of our workshops on teaching about the American movement for civil rights, remarks as important now as ever.

Watch CLA Project Director Jennifer Williamson, Assistant Principal at Western Albemarle High School, discuss teaching the history of American migrations at our November 11, 2017 session at the Miller Center for Public Affairs.

See photos from the April 28, 2018 program on interdisciplinary approaches to teaching Spanish.