Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education


Welcome to the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education at the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development! In the CISE department, we offer a range of exciting degree programs and graduate certificates for students interested in becoming a teacher, for current teachers interested in strengthening their expertise, for emerging leaders in instructional design and technology across multiple practice domains, or for students seeking a flexible degree program that can lead to a better understanding of the broad landscape surrounding curriculum, teaching, and learning in contemporary classrooms and in museum, adult training, and consumer education.

Please explore our academic offerings below to find one that fits your background, interests, and professional goals!  We offer degree programs and areas of specialization across content areas as well as practice domains. Academic offerings represent a variety of degree programs (BSEd, PGMT, MEd, EdS, EdD, PhD) provided through multiple modalities (Online, On-Grounds, Hybrid).


Academic Offerings

Department Affiliations

Research being conducted and tools created by CISE faculty:

Community programs and workshops offered in partnership with CISE faculty: