Research Centers

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.

Students & professors interacting through the Research Centers.

The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning

CASTL

CASTL is an interdisciplinary center that provides leadership on effective teaching and learning through scientific study in educational settings from infancy to higher education.

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The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

CASTL-HE

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.

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EdPolicyWorks | The Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness

EdPolicyWorks (also known as the Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness) is a collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and seeks to bring together researchers from across the University of Virginia and the State to focus on important questions of educational policy and the competitiveness of labor in an era of globalization.

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The U.Va. Center to Promote Effective Youth Development

Youth-Nex

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.

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National Research Center on the Gifted & Talented

NRC/GT

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) is a research center affiliated with the academic program of gifted education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education.

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