Application Guide: UVA Student

Are you a current student at the University of Virginia and interested in joining us at the School of Education and Human Development? If so, we have created this guide just for you.

To join one of our majors, students must apply to transfer to the School of Education and Human Development. You may apply to Kinesiology, Youth and Social Innovation, or a Teacher Education major during your first or second year of study. The Speech Communication Disorders program accepts applications from second-year students only.
If you’d like to study with us, we recommend that you sign up to our undergraduate listserv mailing list for the latest news, attend an information session or office hours to ask any questions, or connect with one of our ambassadors to learn about the student experience at the School.

Application deadline: February 1, 2022 

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Open Classes

If you’re applying to one of our majors, although not required, we encourage you to take an open class or two before applying. By doing so, you will be able to explore your major of interest and connect with our faculty and community.

  • Kinesiology
    • KINE 2000: Introduction to Kinesiology
    • KINE 2200: Motor Development
    • KINE 3400: Nutrition
    • KINE 3420: Contemporary Health Issues

    Kinesiology students should also take BIOL 2100 and 2200: Introduction to Biology with Laboratory.

  • Speech Communication Disorders
    • EDHS 2450: Introduction to Communication Disorders 
    • EDHS 3110: Understanding Autism 
    • EDHS 4300: Psycholinguistics and Communication 
    • EDIS 3020: Exceptional Learner 
    • EDLF 2080: Fundamentals of Health and Social Sciences Statistics 
    • EDLF 3150: Introduction to Child Growth and Development 
    • EDLF 4240: Multicultural Education 
  • Teacher Education
    • EDIS 2010: Teaching as a Profession + EDIS 2880: Field Experience
    • EDIS 3020: Exceptional Learner
    • EDIS 3040: Foundations of Early Childhood Development and Education (students applying to the Early Childhood major)
    • EDLF 3150: Introduction to Child Growth and Development (students applying to the Elementary or Special Education major)
  • Youth and Social Innovation
    • EDHS 1120: So You Want to Change the World: Foundations of Community Engagement
    • EDLF 2050: What the Innovators Do: Strategies to Transform the Lives of Youth
    • EDLF 3150: Introduction to Child Growth and Development
    • EDLF 3170: Introduction to Adolescence
    • EDLF 3000: Research Design for Social Innovation with Youth (recommended for students who have already decided to apply to the YSI major)


Featured Opportunities

The School of Education and Human Development offers several opportunities for academic development and community involvement during your time here.

  • African American Teaching Fellows

    The mission of African American Teaching Fellows (AATF) is to recruit, support, develop and retain a cadre of African American teachers to serve Charlottesville and Albemarle County schools.

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  • America Reads Tutoring

    This federally funded work-study program places college and university students in the community to tutor elementary through high school students in literacy and math.

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  • Speech Communication Disorders in Europe

    Study abroad in Ghent, Belgium and Nijmegen, the Netherlands in this six-week program which allows students to engage in an international research project.

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  • Young Women Leaders Program

    This community-based mentoring program open to undergraduate women addresses middle school girls’ sense of self, scholastic achievement, peer relationships and more.

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