Curry has established research centers organized to address broad societal challenges related to education and human development. They also play an integral part in fostering research capacity across the entire school, for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty.
Learn more about the different types of centers at Curry.
CASTL is an interdisciplinary center that provides leadership on effective teaching and learning through scientific study in educational settings from infancy to higher education.
The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (CASTL-HE) partners with academic programs across the University of Virginia to apply the principles of evidence-based assessment to the relationship between college teaching and pedagogy and student learning outcomes. CASTL-HE seeks to improve undergraduate, graduate, and professional student experiences at UVa and beyond through the practice of a rigorous science of postsecondary teaching and learning.
EdPolicyWorks (also known as the Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness) is a joint collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy bringing together researchers from across the University of Virginia and the State to focus on important questions of educational policy and implications for the workforce.
YOUTH-NEX — The Center to Promote Effective Youth Development — is a transdisciplinary center promoting healthy youth development, educational attainment and learning. Working across the University, Youth-Nex focuses on the assets of young people and works in a wide variety of areas including health management, civic engagement and education. Youth-Nex also aims to prevent youth problems such as violence, physical and mental health issues, substance abuse and school failure.