The 10 Best Graduate Schools for Education

The 10 Best Graduate Schools for Education

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For college students planning a career in education, graduate school may very well be on the horizon. U.S. News & World Report recently posted a list of the best graduate schools for education majors. Take a look at the top ten!

Vanderbilt University – The Peabody School of Education and Human Development (Nashville, TN)

  • Students: 855 enrolled
  • Tuition: $1,680 per credit (both full and part time)
  • Application Deadline: December 31st
  • Fun Fact: Vanderbilt undergraduate students have the option to complete a 1-year master’s degree in one of the 15 specialized concentrations offered to graduate students.

Harvard University - Graduate School of Education (Cambridge, MA)

  • Students: 936 enrolled
  • Tuition: $36,992 per year (full time), $18,496 per year (part time)
  • Application Deadline: December 14th
  • Fun Fact: Grad students primarily interested in education reform can participate in the Doctor of Education Leadership Program, which is tuition free.

University of Texas – Austin - College of Education (Austin, TX)

  • Students: 1,273 enrolled
  • Tuition: $8,110 (out state, part time); $15,770 (out state, full time); $7,786 (in state, part time); $14,666 (in state, full time)
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions
  • Fun Fact: Students and professors are often very involved with research projects involving high schools in the Austin area.

Stanford University - Stanford Teacher Education Program (Stanford, CA)

  • Students: 359 enrolled
  • Tuition: $40,050 per year
  • Application Deadline: December 4th
  • Fun Fact: Joint degree programs are offered through Stanford’s business and law schools.

Teacher’s College, Columbia University (New York, NY)

  • Students: 5,108 enrolled
  • Tuition: $1,231 per credit (full and part time)
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions
  • Fun Fact: As the oldest and largest graduate school for education in the country, Teacher’s College worked with the New York Department of Education to open a new elementary school in 2011. This public school will use it’s affiliation with higher education to give its kids the best in educational resources.

Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)

  • Students: 1,650 enrolled
  • Tuition: $33,000 per year (full time), $577 per credit (part time)
  • Application Deadline: April 1st
  • Fun Fact: The federally funded Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education is run by Johns Hopkins and aids school districts in dire financial need across the country.

University of California Los Angeles - Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Students: 835 enrolled
  • Tuition: $15,102 per year (full time)
  • Application Deadline: December 3rd
  • Fun Fact: This school is known for educating new administrators and policy makers. The UCLA Lab School is an experimental, on-campus school that works with kindergartners through sixth graders to find innovative teaching methods.

University of Oregon - College of Education (Eugene, OR)

  • Students: 681 enrolled
  • Tuition: $14,556/year (in state, full time); $20,658/year (out state, full time); $488/credit (in state, part time); $714/credit (out state, part time)
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions
  • Fun Fact: The Positive Behavior Support System began at the University of Oregon; this academic programming now reaches 10,000 schools across the U.S.
Northwestern University - School of Education and Social Policy (Evanston, IL)
  • Students: 356 enrolled
  • Tuition: $41,592 (per year, full time), $4,622 (per credit, part time)
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions
  • Fun Fact: Northwestern offers an accelerated degree program called NU-TEACH. After one summer of classes, students are put into their own classroom, under supervision. If the first year goes well, students spend the next four years teaching in Chicago Public Schools.

University of Pennsylvania - Graduate School of Education (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Students: 1,212 enrolled
  • Tuition: $42,950 per year (full time), $5,370 per credit (part time)
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions
  • Fun Fact: Students and professors help run schools located in West Philadelphia and train educators in the area.

Do you have any advice for students looking into graduate education programs? Share your experiences here! Then, visit Cappex to find out more about the best schools for education.

Original Post Date: September 10th, 2012

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