(Map G, Building 44 [D3])
The Curry School of Education offers degree programs in 21 areas, ranging from administration and supervision to special education. It is also home to a number of centers, including the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented and the Thomas Jefferson Center for Educational Design. When the Curry School outgrew its quarters in Peabody Hall in the early 1970s, Ruffner Hall was constructed on a portion of the old University golf links. The building honors William H. Ruffner, father of Virginia's modern public school system. The school is named for J. L. M. Curry, pioneering reformer of Southern education.