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As part of one of the country’s most prestigious top-tier research universities, the School of Education and Human Development opens the door to everything the greater UVA community has to offer.

When Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819, he envisioned a new institution of higher learning: a place that would break down barriers to bring the brightest minds together. Now, as a tier-one research institution with nearly 22,000 students and 12,000 faculty across 12 schools, UVA is living the 21st century model of Jefferson's vision.

At the School of Education and Human Development, interdisciplinary work is built into every one of our programs. We draw on the strength and resources of our community, partnering with scholars all across Grounds to develop innovative programs, conduct cutting-edge research, and drive change within our community and our world.

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"More than anything, it's the people."

Endless Pursuit of Knowledge

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  • Jefferson's Masterpiece

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