Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development

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Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Established 1958
Type Private
Dean Raffaella Borasi
Location Rochester, New York, USA
Campus Urban

The Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development is part of the University of Rochester, located in Rochester, New York.

The Warner School prepares practitioners and scholars in the areas of teacher education, counseling, educational leadership (both preK-12 and higher education), human development, and educational policy and theory.

Warner graduates pursue leadership roles in educational institutions and professions as teachers, administrators, school counselors, community agency counselors, professors, instructors or researchers in colleges and universities, and human development professionals in a range of human service agencies, as well as universities, government agencies, and research organizations.


The Warner School Mission has three parts: Prepare, Generate, and Collaborate. PREPARE practitioners and researchers who are knowledgeable, reflective, skilled and caring educators, who can make a difference in individual lives as well as their fields, and who are leaders and agents of change; GENERATE and disseminate knowledge leading to new understandings of education and human development, on which more effective educational policies and practices can be grounded; COLLABORATE – across disciplines, professions and constituencies – to promote change that can significantly improve education and support positive human development.

Degrees and program areas[edit]

The Warner School offers certificate (CAS), master’s (MS, MAT) and doctoral (EdD, PhD) programs in many areas. The Warner School offers master's and doctoral degree programs in teaching and curriculum; counseling; human development; school leadership; higher education; and educational policy.

Teaching and curriculum[edit]

The Warner School offers teacher preparation leading to New York State certification in early childhood education; elementary education; middle school and secondary education in mathematics, science (earth science, biology, chemistry, physics), English, social studies, foreign language (French, Spanish, German and Latin). The School also prepares teachers for certification in literacy, inclusive education, and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

Counseling and human development[edit]

Programs in counseling include: School Counseling, School & Community Counseling, Community Mental Health Counseling, Gerontological Counseling, and Student Affairs Counseling.

Programs in human development include: General Studies, Early Childhood, Developmental Differences, Family Studies, Gerontology, and Research.

New Construction[edit]

In the spring of 2011 construction began for Raymond F. LeChase Hall, the new location of the Warner School. The building will be named in memory of Raymond F. LeChase, founder of LeChase Construction Services, LLC, who was a pioneer in the Rochester construction community, renowned philanthropist, and dedicated supporter of education. Raymond F. LeChase Hall is the first major building to be constructed in the historic Wilson Quadrangle on River Campus in 30 years. A four-story, 65,000-square-foot (6,000 m2) facility, it provides a unified home for the Warner School and will feature an expansive suite of 14 classrooms on the first floor that will serve the College during the day and the Warner School in the evening, providing an efficient solution to the critical need for classroom space on River Campus.



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