Department of Education

professor helping students

Welcome to the UVA Wise
Department of Education

For more than a quarter of a century, the Education Department at UVA Wise has become one of the best colleges for teaching degrees, having prepared hundreds of pre-service teachers to enter and succeed in the teaching profession.

The current full-time and part-time faculty of the Education Department of the College carries on that tradition by challenging and encouraging our future teachers to meet the needs of our children as they face an ever-increasingly complex world. The education professors bring a diverse wealth of knowledge, scholarship, and experience to their teaching and advising; they are committed to the success of every student who has accepted the rewarding challenge of exceptional educational studies and becoming a teacher.


YOU are the heart of the Education Program at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Here you will find a variety of resources and services you will need throughout your time in the Teacher Education Program. We invite you to get the most out of your experience by taking advantage of all that UVA Wise and student-led organizations have to offer. Learn what it takes to earn your bachelor’s degree in education, explore the education majors and minors.

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Degree Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences


Health & Physical Education, Teacher Licensure, P-K-12
Health and Wellness
Exercise Science
Sport Management


Why UVA Wise?


Average students per class

Wise, VA

A beautiful, supportive mountain community

Lowest Debt

Students graduate with a lighter burden

Typically 97%

Of the graduating class is employed or seeking a graduate or professional degree

Department of Education Contacts

Andy Cox

Paul A. "Andy" Cox, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education
Department Chair
Darden 141

tammie hale

Tammie Hale

Administrative Assistant
Darden Hall 138