UCLA’s Department of Education has been featured among the top three graduate education schools in the nation, according to an annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. The only UC – and one of only three West Coast schools – in the top ten, UCLA is tied for third place in the rankings with schools of education at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“While no one should lose sleep over these kinds of rankings, the rise of the Department of Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies over the last five years to the top ranking of all public research universities in the U.S. is a tribute to the talent, dedication, and hard work of our faculty, staff and students,” says Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco. “Together we are redefining excellence in the age of super-diversity and re-engineering, at the highest levels of distinction, the role of the public research university qua education most broadly defined. I am proud and joyful for this achievement.”
“The 2017 U.S. News and World Report ranking reflects the outstanding teaching and scholarship of UCLA’s Department of Education’s world-renowned faculty and exceptional students,” says Professor Christina Christie, chair of UCLA Education. “As one of the leading departments of education in the country, we are committed to nurturing a community of scholars and practitioners whose great work advances knowledge, strengthens practice, promotes equity, and changes lives. Our new ranking recognizes this impact and collective talent.”
As a global public research university, UCLA’s roots were as a teachers college, founded in 1919. The Department of Education’s groundbreaking research, innovative practices, and award-winning faculty attract prospective students who care deeply about improving the quality of, and access to, education in their communities and worldwide. The Department is known as a leader in the study and practice of urban education, student testing and assessment, teacher and continuing education and development – particularly in urban, multi-ethnic environments, early childhood development, and issues of access, equity, and quality facing K-12 and higher education. The collaborative, dynamic environment helps students develop the skills they need to become leading education professionals in the 21st century.
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Author: Joanie Harmon
Source publication: UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies