Stanford Graduate School of Education

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Coordinates: 37°26′N 122°10′W / 37.43°N 122.17°W / 37.43; -122.17

Stanford Graduate School of Education
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Established 1891
Type Private
Dean Claude Steele
Academic staff 94[1]
Students 500
Location Stanford, California, USA
Campus Suburban
Affiliations Stanford University
Website ed.stanford.edu

The Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) is one of the seven schools of Stanford University. Its mission is "To continue as a world leader in ground-breaking, cross-disciplinary inquiries that shape educational practices, their conceptual underpinnings, and the professions that serve the enterprise."[2] Many prominent educational theories, policies, and inventions have come from, or been influenced by, the Graduate School of Education, including the Stanford-Binet IQ test and various LeapFrog products.

History[edit]

The Graduate School of Education was founded in 1891 as the Department of the History and Art of Education, and was one of the original twenty-one departments at the newly incorporated Stanford University. It awarded its first Ph.D. in 1916, and in 1917 was renamed the Stanford University School of Education.[3] The Graduate School of Education building and Cubberley Library were built in 1938, and the STEP program was established in 1959. In 2001, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $5 million to establish the School Redesign Network. Stanford established a charter school, the East Palo Alto Academy, which has been managed by its New Schools initiative since then. In 2008, the faculty decided unanimously to make scholarly articles available as open educational resources, the first such move by a school of education. In 2012, the school name was changed officially to the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

Academics[edit]

Hoover Tower is home to the Hoover Institution, which works closely with the School

The Graduate School of Education offers nine master's[4] and four doctoral[5] degree programs, as well as undergraduate honors and minors programs. As a graduate school of education, the undergraduate programs are not degree programs, but instead offer education-related training for students majoring in other areas, as well as co-terminal master's degrees. The largest program at the School is the Stanford Teacher Education Program, or STEP, which is the only program which offers a teaching credential for K-12 teachers. Unlike many other schools of education, the doctoral programs are academic rather than professional doctorates, and grant Ph.D. instead of Ed.D. degrees.

The School also offers numerous professional development programs and resources for practicing elementary and secondary school teachers. These include the Center for the Support of Excellence in Teaching (CSET), the National Board Resource Center (NBRC), the Problem-Solving Cycle, and Stanford English Learner Education Services.[6]

Rankings[edit]

Since U.S. News & World Report began ranking schools of education, Stanford has frequently been #1 overall in the United States and has received the top peer assessment score of any school every year. The doctoral program admits 7.2% of applicants, the lowest acceptance rate in the country.[7]

Master's programs[edit]

  • Curriculum and Teacher Education
  • International Comparative Education (ICE)
  • Individually designed M.A. in Education
  • International Educational Administration and Policy Analysis (IEAPA)
  • Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT)[8]
  • Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS)[9]
  • Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP)
  • Joint MA/JD with Stanford Law School
  • Joint MA/MBA with the Stanford Graduate School of Business[10]

Doctoral programs[edit]

  • Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (CTE)
  • Developmental and Psychological Sciences (DAPS)
  • Social Sciences, Policy, and Educational Practice (SSPEP)
  • Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD) (cross-disciplinary with one of the above areas)

Faculty[edit]

William Damon, a pioneer in peer-collaboration, is one of 94 faculty members at the School.

Deans[edit]

  • 1891-1898 Earl Barnes (Head of Department of the History and Art of Education)[3]
  • 1898-1933 Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (becomes first Dean of the School of Education in 1917)
  • 1933-1945 Grayson N. Kefauver
  • 1945-1954 A. John Bartky
  • 1954-1966 I. James Quillen
  • 1966-1972 H. Thomas James
  • 1972-1980 Arthur Coladarci
  • 1980-1986 Myron Atkin
  • 1986-1993 Marshall Smith
  • 1995-2000 Richard Shavelson
  • 2000-2011 Deborah J. Stipek (first woman to lead the School of Education)[11]
  • 2011 - Claude Steele

Notable professors[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Alejandro Toledo, the 92nd President of Peru, received his Ph.D. from the School in 1993.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stanford Graduate School of Education Faculty". Stanford University School of Education. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "About the Stanford Graduate School of Education". Stanford Graduate School of Education. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "History of the Stanford Graduate University School of Education". Stanford Graduate School of Education. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Master's Programs". Stanford Graduate School of Education. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Doctoral Programs". Stanford Graduate School of Education. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Professional Development". Stanford University School of Education. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "US News - Best Education Schools - Stanford University". US News & World Report. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Stanford Learning, Design, and Technology Program". Stanford LDT Program. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies Program". Stanford University School of Education. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Joint MA/MBA Program". Stanford University School of Education. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Deborah Stipek to conclude tenure as School of Education dean in summer 2011". Stanford University News. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 

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