The U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of Graduate Schools and the Neag School of Education continues to achieve top-ranking status as it rose in rankings to #28 in the nation, up from four places last year. This ranking puts the Neag School at #17 among all public graduate schools of education in the nation.
In addition, the #28 ranking puts the Neag School in the top 10 percent of all graduate schools of education surveyed by U.S. News & World Report. Also, in the specialty rankings, the Special Education program is #12 in the nation, Elementary Teacher Education program is #18, and the Secondary Teacher Education program is ranked #18 in the country. This is among approximately 1,500 teacher preparation programs across the nation.
Each year, U.S. News gathers opinion data from school superintendents and deans from across the country to rank professional school programs. Thomas DeFranco, dean of the Neag School is very proud of the accomplishments of the faculty and staff in achieving this ranking and believes the rankings serve as one of several barometers used by the Neag School to assess its reputation and quality of its programs.
DeFranco also believes a factor helping to build the Neag School’s reputation is its work with public schools in Connecticut and across the country. “Faculty within the Neag School are not only focused on research and scholarship, they are committed to working in partnership with classroom teachers and educational stakeholders across the state sharing information about best practices and improving the academic performance of children,” he says.
“Our goal is to produce highly qualified teachers, principals, superintendents and health professionals who will impact the academic performance and health and well-being of children and adults in Connecticut and in the nation,” DeFranco says.
For more information on the Neag School of Education, visit www.education.uconn.edu.