We teach. We lead. We inspire.
Doctoral Degrees to Transform the Educational Landscape
The Neag School of Education stands out as a significant contributor to instructional and research excellence at the University of Connecticut, one of the nation’s leading public education institutions, with academic departments dedicated to educational leadership, educational psychology, and curriculum and instruction. The Neag School ranks today among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the country, according to the U.S. News & World Report, with five of its specialty programs continually ranked in the top 25 as well.
Our mission is to improve educational and social systems to be more effective, equitable, and just for all. We develop educators, professionals, and scholars; conduct rigorous and relevant research; and engage in reciprocal and responsible partnerships with students, practitioners, policymakers, and community members in Connecticut and around the world.
With federal funding provided by such agencies as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), faculty and doctoral students in the Neag School are pursuing research endeavors that are making a lasting, positive impact across the state of Connecticut and the United States.
Our faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and research expertise in such areas as education policy, educational psychology, educational technology, sport management, and teacher education. Their collective research endeavors address issues as diverse as closing the achievement gap, shaping school policy, serving gifted and talented students, and improving educational, social, and behavioral outcomes for youth nationwide.