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Academic Programs

At the UVA School of Education and Human Development, we believe in a holistic approach to education. Learners often have needs that cannot be met with just one method. That is why we teach our students to view the learner from various angles, considering emotional, physical, and social needs in addition to intellectual. By offering many areas of study, including counselor education, kinesiology, special education, psychology, gifted education, and more, our students understand how to connect across disciplines and help their future students reach their greatest potential.



Find a high-quality program, with a rigorous curriculum, that is perfect for you.




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Degree Types

  • Non-Degree

    The UVA School of Education and Human Development offers several certificate programs, course series, endorsements, and other opportunities for learning and professional development outside of an academic degree. Search for non-degree options to explore the benefits and requirements of individual programs.

  • Undergraduate

    The School of Education and Human Development offers several options for undergraduate students. Each program include significant field experience, where students engage with real people and gain practical, hands-on experience. If you are looking to jump-start your role in making an impact on your community, we invite you to join the School of Education and Human Development as an undergrad.

  • Master of Education

    The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree focuses on advanced training in disciplines related to education, including Curriculum and Instruction, Social Foundations, Higher Education, Kinesiology, and more. These programs are for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree.

  • Master of Teaching

    The Master of Teaching (M.T.) degree prepares students for initial teaching licensure eligibility in Virginia. The UVA School of Education and Human Development’s state-approved, on-Grounds educator preparation program blends full-time coursework and ongoing school-based experiences in Charlottesville and surrounding counties in a structured plan of study.

  • Master of Science

    The UVA School of Education and Human Development offers one Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Athletic Training. This is a full-time, two-year master’s level degree for students who have earned a bachelor’s and want to become professionally licensed athletic trainers.

  • Education Specialist

    The Education Specialist degree is a planned 30-credit (minimum) post-master’s program in which candidates are expected to attain a broad and systematic understanding of professional education, a definitive knowledge of a particular field of specialization, and an ability to integrate and apply theoretical concepts of education in an actual educational context.

  • Doctor of Education

    The UVA School of Education and Human Development’s Ed.D. programs prepare practitioner-scholars to become leaders within their professions. Students participate in coursework, research, and field work that focus on the problems faced by educators in schools and other educational institutions.

  • Doctor of Philosophy

    The UVA School of Education and Human Development’s Ph.D. programs prepare scholars who engage in original research. Students participate in research apprenticeships, assisting their faculty mentors in such activities as conceptualizing research projects, collecting and analyzing data, and writing for publication.

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