PWCS Tuition Reimbursement Program Update
The purpose of the PWCS Tuition Reimbursement Program is to encourage professional growth and development, to meet certification and license renewal requirements, and to increase instructional knowledge and skills sets. This program is available on a first-come-first-served basis, contingent on the availability of budgeted funds. As published earlier in the September 25, 2012 Benefacts issue this year, due to budget cuts, the amount available for tuition was reduced. Since the beginning of the budget year the Office of Benefits & Retirement Services has received a large number of reimbursement requests for summer and fall semester classes, which depleted our funds. At this time there are no funds available for any remaining fall, spring or summer classes with end dates through June 30, 2013 . We are no longer accepting paperwork for classes falling within the current fiscal year - July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 for the PWCS tuition reimbursement program.
Provisionally licensed teachers in core subject areas fall under the No Child Left Behind Tuition Reimbursement Program. Funds are currently available for the current fiscal year. Reimbursements for testing for the VCLA, VRE, Praxis II and other tests required for completion of provisional licensure for core subject teachers (maximum of $150 lifetime per employee) should still be available through NCLB. Testing reimbursement is only available for tests required for teacher certification requirements, and only for current teachers in core subjects, not teaching assistants, as regulated by the NCLB grant.
Additionally, provisionally licensed Special Education teachers fall under tuition assistance programs sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education. Please contact the HRcertification office for assistance with this program.
Additional information, amounts of reimbursement and forms are available on the Benefits Web Page by selecting Tuition Reimbursement from the navigation menu or by emailing Benefits@pwcs.edu.
Tuition Reimbursement is available to full-time and part-time employees who hold a teaching license and to full-time and part-time classified employees who are currently enrolled in a state approved teacher education program and/or those employed as a Teacher’s Assistant. The purpose of the PWCS Tuition Reimbursement Program is to encourage professional growth and development, to meet certification and license renewal requirements, and to increase instructional knowledge and skills sets.
If you hold a Fully Certified 5-year License, click on the link below:
If you are a classified employee and wish to obtain a Virginia teaching license/endorsement, click on the link below:
If you hold a 3-Year Provisional/1-yr Conditional License, select which of the following describes your instruction area:
* Core Courses include: English, Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Foreign Language, Civics, Government, Economics, Arts, Music, History, and Geography.
** Non-Core Courses include, but are not limited to: Physical Education, Health, Counseling, Family & Consumer Science, and Driver’s Education, Tech Ed, Business, ROTC.