We believe in human potential. Together, we cultivate change through research and practice.

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Our top-ranked programs combine knowledge with hands-on practice to prepare leaders across the fields of education and human development.

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Our school, as well as several individual academic programs, are consistently ranked among the nation’s best.

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Across five major research centers and dozens of labs and projects, we are breaking new ground in the science of education and human development.

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Our faculty and researchers are pushing the field of education and human development forward with rigorous, evidence-based inquiry.

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Our students and faculty are working with partners – both here in the Charlottesville and across the globe – to make a real difference in people’s lives.

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Grounded in deep relationships with our local community, our work has a global reach.

Academic Excellence

We offer more than 40 degree programs and certificates in education and human development.

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Graduate Programs

Expand your knowledge with opportunities to participate in ground-breaking research, collaborate with internationally renowned faculty, and solve real-life problems.

Undergraduate Programs

Join a supportive community working to change lives through education, health and human movement, language and hearing, and innovative youth programming.

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Juan Garibay's research explores issues of diversity, equity, and social justice in higher education. 

Equity Through Community

Building just and equitable education systems begins with our own community. Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to everything we do at EHD – from our academic programs to research to the student experience.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion