The UVA School of Education and Human Development is divided into four departments representing four distinct areas of academic study. Faculty and students within all four departments regularly collaborate on interdisciplinary programs, courses, and research projects.

The faculty and staff in each department manage a variety of academic offerings, in addition to establishing and partnering with a wide variety of programs and organization conducting important work in research, teaching and learning, and service.

  • Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education (CISE)

    For students interested in becoming a teacher, for current teachers interested in strengthening their expertise, for emerging leaders in instructional design and technology, or for anyone seeking a flexible degree program in education.

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  • Department of Human Services

    For students interested in studying counselor education, clinical and school psychology, speech pathology, audiology, or youth and social innovation. Research areas include youth violence, speech and hearing concerns, autism spectrum disorders, incarcerated adolescents and adults, and positive youth development.

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  • Department of Kinesiology

    For students interested in studying how human movement and physical activity impacts health, society, and quality of life. Areas of study include athletic training, exercise physiology, health education, and sports medicine.

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  • Department of Leadership, Foundations & Policy

    For students interested in studying within a range of specialty areas that contribute to the underpinnings of quality educational practice at all levels, including research, human development, foundations of education, leadership, higher education, and policy.

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