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
Stanford Graduate School of Education Logo.jpg
Established 1891
Type Private
Dean Deborah Stipek
Academic staff
48
Students 379
Location Stanford, California, USA
Campus Suburban
Nickname Stanford GSE
Affiliations Stanford University
Website gse.stanford.edu

The Stanford Graduate School of Education (also known as Stanford GSE, or GSE) is one of the seven schools of Stanford University, and is one of the top education schools in the United States. It was founded in 1891 and offers master's and doctoral programs in more than 25 areas of specialization, along with joint degrees with other programs at Stanford University including business, law, and public policy.[1]

Led by Deborah Stipek, the mission of Stanford GSE 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. The GSE also seeks to develop the knowledge, wisdom, and imagination of its students to enable them to take leadership positions in efforts to improve the quality of education around the globe.[2]

History[edit]

The Graduate School of Education was founded in 1891 as the Department of the History and Art of Education, one of the original twenty-one departments at Stanford University. It awarded its first Ph.D. in 1916, and in 1917 was renamed the Stanford University School of Education. The Graduate School of Education building and Cubberley Library were built in 1938, and the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) was established in 1959.

In 2001, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $5 million to establish the School Redesign Network. The GSE established a public 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 2009, The GSE established an education minor program for Stanford undergraduates. The program prepares students for careers in teaching, crafting educational policy, and managing schools. In 2013, the school name was changed to the Stanford Graduate School of Education to better reflect its advanced research and its graduate-level preparation of educators, scholars, policy makers and entrepreneurs.[3]

Academics[edit]

Cubberley Library is located in the Graduate School of Education building.
The library was renovated in 2009.
Degree candidates at Commencement 2014.

Stanford GSE offers ten M.A. programs and four Ph.D. programs. Unlike many other schools of education, the programs are academic rather than professional and grant M.A. instead of Ed.M. degrees and Ph.D. instead of Ed.D. degrees. It also has 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 is the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP), which is the only program which offers a teaching credential for K-12 teachers.

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.[4]

Master's programs[edit]

  • Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP)
  • Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS)
  • International Comparative Education (ICE)
  • International Educational Administration and Policy Analysis (IEAPA)
  • Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT)
  • Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTE)
  • Joint MA in Education/MBA (through Stanford Graduate School of Business)
  • Joint MA/MPP in Public Policy and Education (through Stanford Public Policy Program)
  • Joint MA/JD in Law and Education (through Stanford Law School)
  • Individually designed MA in Education[5]

Doctoral programs[edit]

  • Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies in Education (SHIPS)
  • Developmental and Psychological Sciences (DAPS)
  • Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (CTE)
  • Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD)[6]

Rankings[edit]

Since U.S. News & World Report began ranking schools of education, Stanford has ranked among the top five overall (currently ranked number 3) in the United States and has received the top peer assessment score of any school each year. The doctoral program admits 7.2% of applicants, the most selective in the country.[7]

Notable people[edit]

Deans[edit]

Claude Steele
Deborah Stipek

Professors[edit]

  • Ralph Richard Banks, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Professor, by courtesy, at the Graduate School of Education
  • Eamonn Callan, Pigott Family Professor of Education and Professor, by courtesy, of Philosophy
  • William Damon, Professor of Education and Senior Fellow at Hoover Institute
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education
  • Thomas Ehrlich, Visiting Professor of Education, former president of Indiana University, provost of University of Pennsylvania, and dean of Stanford Law School
  • Elliot Eisner, Lee Jacks Professor of Education, Emeritus and recipient of the Grawemeyer Award
  • Nathaniel Gage, Margaret Jacks Professor of Education, Emeritus
  • Kenji Hakuta, Lee L. Jacks Professor of Child Education and Professor, by courtesy, of Linguistics
  • David Labaree, Professor of Child Education and Professor, by courtesy, of History
  • Susanna Loeb, Barnett Family Professor of Education and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Stanford Institute on Economic Policy Research
  • James G. March, Jack Steele Parker Professor, Emeritus at the Graduate School of Education and the Graduate School of Business
  • Clifford Nass, Thomas M. Storke Professor of Communications and Professor, by courtesy, at the Graduate School of Education
  • Nel Noddings, Lee L. Jacks Professor of Child Education, Emeritus
  • Roy Pea, David Jacks Professor of Education and the Learning Sciences
  • John R. Rickford, J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities, Professor, by courtesy, at the Graduate School of Education, and Pritzker University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
  • Lee Shulman, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emeritus
  • Lewis Terman, Professor of Education, Emeritus and creator of the Stanford Binet IQ Test
  • Guadalupe Valdes, Bonnie K. Tenenbaum Professor of Education
  • John Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor of Education
  • Sam Wineburg, Margaret Jacks Professor of Education and Professor, by courtesy, of History

Alumni[edit]

Jim Shelton
Becky Worley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Admissions". Official Website. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "About". Official Website. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "History". Official Website. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Professional Development". Official Website. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Master's Programs". Official Wedsite. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Doctoral Programs". Official Website. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Stanford University". US News & World Report. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 

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