Undergraduates in the Curry School of Education are preparing to make an impact in schools, in their communities, and around the world. Through the school’s three majors, two minors, and five-year teacher preparation program, Curry graduates are on their way to careers in a variety of professions.
In the Youth & Social Innovation major, students consider what it takes to design and implement effective youth policy and programming. The Speech Pathology & Audiology major is designed for undergraduates considering a career as speech clinicians. Kinesiology is open to students wanting to pursue careers in such fields as medicine, exercise science, physical therapy, and athletic training. Students in the Global Studies in Education minor strive to understand the effectiveness of educational policies and practices in an increasingly interconnected world. In Curry's one-of-a-kind Health & Well-Being minor designed by six schools across the University, students gain deeper knowledge and explore linkages among the various topics within health and wellness across academic units.
Students interested in the five-year Teacher Education program apply to the Curry School in their second year of enrollment in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Engineering School, or the Batten School. Programs leading to teacher certification include elementary education, secondary education (English, foreign language, mathematics, science, social studies), physical education, and special education. Graduates earn both an undergraduate and graduate (Bachelor's/MT) degree.
Across Curry’s undergraduate areas of study, students share a strong commitment to rigorous scholarship and meaningful engagement with professionals already in the field. They also contribute, in large part, to the unique sense of community found at UVa and at Curry.
For additional information, parents and students should review the Curry website. Students should plan to attend information sessions scheduled throughout the fall semester. Alumni from these programs are working in careers that directly make positive impacts on society.