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This school is a leader in applying evidence to develop strategies for administration, teaching, research and community partnerships.

The UVA School of Education and Human Development is considered one of the leading education schools in the country, and many of our programs are ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report. Our evidence-based approach to developing leaders in the practice of education, health, and human services, is paired with rigorous and practical research. Our students work closely with faculty to discover innovative and proven-effective methods that address challenges in schools, clinics, and communities across Virginia, the nation, and around the world.

Mission & Vision

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Transforming education and health outcomes in Virginia and beyond through research, instruction and community engagement.

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Empowering individuals, communities and society to advance access, equity and justice in a diverse and changing world.


Ranked among the nation's top schools of education – the UVA School of Education and Human Development consistently produces innovative research and houses some of the best faculty in the field.

2024 US News & World Report Online Graduate School Rankings

Ranked the No. 2 best online graduate education program in the country and No. 1 best online master’s in education program for veterans. Four online programs are ranked in the top 11– administration and supervision (4th), curriculum and instruction (4th), special education (4th), and media design (instructional design) (11th). 

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2024 US News & World Report Graduate School Rankings

The School of Education and Human Development is ranked 8th with nine programs receiving special honors–special education (4th), elementary education (10th), administration and supervision (7th), secondary education (5th), education policy (11th), student counseling (13th), curriculum and instruction (18th), higher education (18th) and education psychology (17th).

World Rankings

2023 Global Rankings of Academic Subjects by Shanghai Ranking: UVA School of Education and Human Development is 14th in the world

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U.S. News & World Report Top U.S. Public Universities

The University of Virginia is currently ranked 5th.