Our top-ranked degree programs combine knowledge with hands-on practice to prepare leaders across the fields of education and human development.
At the UVA School of Education and Human Development, students join our efforts to drive inquiry, discovery, and impact of new knowledge on society through rigorous scholarship, tested application, and effective innovation.
At a glance, we offer more than 40 graduate degrees, 6 undergraduate majors, 2 undergraduate minors, 4 research centers, 16 research labs, and partnerships with a number of other schools at the University of Virginia. We also provide flexible non-degree options in support of working professionals and expert guidance on seeking alternative routes to teacher licensure.
The School of Education and Human Development is ranked among the nation’s top graduate schools of education. Alumni have gone on to be leaders and innovators, making the world a better place through the fields of teaching, curriculum design, youth development, social and emotional development, health and well-being, education policy, leadership, and the vibrant spectrum of human service professions. Here, you will have opportunities to participate in ground-breaking research, collaborate with internationally renowned faculty, and contribute to solving real-life problems.
Professional Learning Programs
As an institution committed to the practices of teaching and learning, we’ve designed a vibrant portfolio of academic offerings for working professionals seeking to continue their education. From degrees and certificates to course series and individual courses that count towards recertification points, we provide flexible learning pathways that allow today’s educators to become leaders in their field. We offer reduced tuition rates for preK-12 educators who meet specific eligibility guidelines.
Our online programs provide the same rigorous curriculum and high-quality instruction as our on-Grounds programs, but with a more flexible structure that's carefully designed to bring the UVA School of Education and Human Development experience online—so you can earn your degree on your terms. We offer the same online tuition rate for both in-state and out-of-state students.
The School of Education and Human Development offers six undergraduate majors and two minors that prepare you for careers in education, youth development, health and well-being, speech-language pathology, audiology, and more. All of our undergraduate programs combine classroom study with field experiences and an evidence-based approach to education and research.