Graduate program focused on equity for urban schools, diversity tops list of nation’s best education schools.
The UCLA Department of Education has been named the number one graduate school of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The Department is known as a leader in the study of urban education and the development and support of teachers and school leaders strongly committed to social justice. The graduate school is also home to a renowned center for innovation in research methods, evaluation and assessment; and is a leader in the study of higher education, including the work of the Higher Education Research Institute. Faculty members are deeply engaged in issues of race and poverty and their impact on educational opportunity in K-12 and higher education.
“We are humbled by this recognition,” says Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco. “It is a tribute to the extraordinary collective work of our world-renowned scholars, our amazing staff, and our students — the next generation of engaged, optimist Bruins taking their GSE&IS tools to make the world a better place. While it is important to keep these rankings in perspective, we are both gratified and grateful for the honor.”