Still learning, still LEADING: Programs rank #1 in nation

March 16, 2016

Erickson-HallFor the 22nd straight year, the College of Education at Michigan State University has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for both elementary and secondary education.

Rehabilitation counseling at MSU also ranks #1, according to U.S. News & World Report, making that three program areas in the college considered best in the country. More broadly, the latest graduate school rankings released today include a total of six program areas ranked in their respective top 5 nationally.

Overall, the College of Education is now ranked #15 in the nation.

“I’m proud of the accomplishments of all those associated with our college of education,” said University Distinguished Professor Robert E. Floden, who became dean of the college in January. “Our long-standing reputation for excellence across multiple programs helps us continue to recruit talented and productive faculty, students and staff. It is also a reflection of the accomplishments of our alumni, who work across the nation and around the world.”

Here is the list of College of Education programs ranked in the 2017 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” based on a survey of education deans:

Elementary education – #1

Secondary education – #1

Rehabilitation counseling – #1 (tied, ranked last year)

Higher education administration – #2 (up from #4)

Curriculum and instruction – #4

Educational psychology – #5

Administration/supervision – #7 (up from #8)

Education policy – #11 (tied)

Special education – #13 (tied)

MSU is widely known for making an impact on K-12 education through its collaborative research, teacher preparation program and service to schools and communities. The longstanding No. 1 ranking in elementary and secondary education, as well as in rehabilitation counseling, reflects the quality of researchers and doctoral students throughout the College of Education.

Collectively, the faculty is committed to preparing students to be leaders in their fields, improving learning, development and well-being for people of all ages with and without disabilities.

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