College of William & Mary School of Education

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The College of William & Mary School of Education
Established 1961
Type Public
Dean Spencer Niles
Location Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
37°16′41.7″N 76°43′17″W / 37.278250°N 76.72139°W / 37.278250; -76.72139Coordinates: 37°16′41.7″N 76°43′17″W / 37.278250°N 76.72139°W / 37.278250; -76.72139
Website School of Education

The College of William & Mary School of Education is a program offered at both undergraduate and graduate levels of study at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. It accounts for one-third of all master’s degrees and over one-half of all doctoral degrees at The College.[1] Professional education programs are accredited by the Virginia Department of Education, and the School of Education itself is accredited by NCATE.[2] The School of Education was ranked among the top 50 nationally in a survey of doctoral degree granting schools of education by U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools Guide 2007 edition.[3] It also utilizes its own library, the School of Education Library.

History[edit]

Although the College has a long history of providing teacher education, even effectively hosting the first student teacher in America when a Maryland teacher in 1690 received mentoring from a College instructor in improving his own teaching, The College of William & Mary School of Education did not become a distinct entity until 1961.[4] 11 years after its separation, the SOE awarded its first doctoral degree.[4] Presently, the School offers a liberal arts education and seeks to fuse undergraduate and graduate learning together.

References[edit]

  1. ^ School of Education – About. Retrieved on June 14, 2008.
  2. ^ School of Education - Accreditation. Retrieved on June 14, 2008.
  3. ^ School of Education – Facts. Retrieved on June 14, 2008.
  4. ^ a b School of Education – History. Retrieved on June 14, 2008.

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