Undergraduates in the Curry School of Education and Human Development are preparing to make an impact in schools, in their communities, and around the world. Through its six majors and two minors, Curry School 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.
The Curry School’s three Teacher Education majors allow students to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, receive licensure, and immediately begin their teaching careers in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, or Elementary Education. Students interested in teaching subject-specific areas in prek-12 or secondary grades (English, English as a Second Language, foreign language, mathematics, science, and social studies) will continue to complete a content-specific major prior to earning a post-graduate Master of Teaching 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 the Curry School.
For additional information, parents and students should review the Curry School 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.