Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education
What We Do
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, or for anyone seeking a flexible degree program in education.
Please explore our academic offerings 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 provided through multiple modalities.
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Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education Faculty
Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education Staff
Affiliated Centers & Labs
Contemplative Teaching and Learning Lab
The Contemplative Teaching and Learning Lab applies the contemplative sciences to informing our understanding of life-span development and education.
Engineering Design Lab
The Engineering Design Initiative aims to foster advanced and innovative performance across a range of subjects by integrating engineering design into K-12 classrooms.
Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening
The Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) provides a comprehensive assessment of young children’s knowledge of the important literacy fundamentals that are predictive of future reading success. PALS is the state-provided screening tool for Virginia’s Early Intervention Reading Initiative (EIRI) and is used by 99% of school divisions in the state on a voluntary basis.
Robert H. Tai Research Group
The Robert H. Tai Research Group is a research team based at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. This multi-institutional team conducts quantitative and qualitative research on major issues in Science Education. The overarching goal is to produce robust empirical data that targets national policy, with the outcome of developing science students into productive and contributing scientists.
Dr. Tai and his research team cover a wide-range of interests including student engagement in K-12 science, the retention of students in the science pipeline, factors influencing success in college science courses, the transition of graduate students to practicing scientist, as well as the role of specialized high schools in talent development. The team takes advantage of the many outlets for sharing and presenting research findings, thus reaching a wide audience in informing and influencing Science Education.
Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning
Founded in 2006, CASTL is an interdisciplinary research center that aims to advance the quality of teaching and learning, from infancy to higher education. Our research initiatives span the globe and our faculty are leading the way to promote meaningful changes in education.
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