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Academic Partnerships

University Council for Educational Administration

The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. In 2010, the Curry School of Education was selected to serve as headquarters to UCEA. 

University of Virginia Academic Partnerships

Curry is embarking on innovative joint degrees, cross-school minors and majors, shared resources, joint faculty appointments and interdisciplinary opportunities for our faculty and students. 

College of Arts and Sciences
Curry is exploring majors and minors for undergraduate Arts and Sciences students in global education, educational policy, mental health and well being, family and culture, and Kinesiology.

Darden School of Graduate Business
In addition to the Darden-Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE), Curry and Darden are exploring an Educational Entrepreneurial Masters that draws on the strengths of both schools and prepares professionals in education reform.

School of Engineering and Applied Science
Curry and SEAS have a large number of funded research and training projects available for students to work in K12 schools.

School of Nursing
Curry students have opportunities to work with students in SON in areas of Mindfulness and Global Outreach.

School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Curry degree and licensure programs are offered throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in areas of teacher and leadership preparation.

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Curry faculty and students are working in collaboration on SWELL (Southwest Virginia Early Language & Literacy) and other programs in reading and early childhood.

University Community Partnerships

As part of its mission to improve education, Curry applies evidence-based expertise to problems through service learning, community outreach, clinical internships, public service, and K12 volunteer and professional activities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as nationally and internationally.  Below are projects and resources representing Curry students and faculty.

Young Women Leaders Program
Day in the Life
Saturday Enrichment Program
Summer Enrichment Program
Young Writers Workshop
Central Virginia Writing Project
Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Emerging Pathways Project
Book Buddies
Classroom Assessment Scoring System
My Teaching Partner
Institutes on Academic Diversity
Madison House: Student Volunteers
Office of University Community Partnerships
Outreach Virginia
Community Relations Office

Curry Partners with Southwest Virginia

University International Partnerships

Curry provides international opportunities to students and faculty through a number of long-term programs and projects.

Center for International Studies
UVa International
Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs
The International Studies Office
Lorna Sundberg International Center
Peace Corps Masters International

Symposium on Human Rights in Education

What is a Partnership?

Almost every academic activity involves a partnership of two or more individuals working together. 

Partnerships that are officially recognized and supported by the Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia should aspire to have as many of the following attributes as possible:

  • Evidence that the non-university partners have participated in all stages of planning and implementation including the initial identification of the need to be addressed.
  • Clearly stated goals with timelines, benchmarks, and an evaluation component to measure impact and improvement on clearly-defined outcomes.
  • A plan that shows how the partnership can be sustainable.
  • A proposal that illustrates how this partnership may be applicable to other settings and scalable to greater capacity.
  • A focus on a target population that is under-represented in areas of high academic achievement and school success.
  • Attention to ways in which the partnership will enrich the experience of our university students and may lead to integration into program curriculum and internships.

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