Neag School Ranks in the Top 10 Percent

DSCN7221 vertical crop copyThe U.S. News & World Report released its 2015 rankings of Graduate Schools of Education and the Neag School of Education continues to achieve top-ranking status, ranking #33 in the nation. This ranking puts the Neag School at #24 among all public graduate schools of education in the nation.

In addition, the #33 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, Educational Psychology program is #16, 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 C. DeFranco, dean of the Neag School said, “These rankings are a testament to the scholarship and effort of all the faculty and staff within the Neag School. Congratulations on this accomplishment.”

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.

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