In the 2015 survey, released today the William & Mary School of Education (SOE) remained in the top 40, ranking 39th among the nation’s education schools. They tied with Florida State and Rutgers – New Brunswick. SOE placed well in the administrators and experts assessment category, scoring 4.3 out of 5.
“It is particularly noteworthy that the SOE continues to be among the top schools of education in the United States, while also being one of the smallest,” said Spencer G. Niles, dean of the School of Education. “This provides a learning context in which students and faculty are highly engaged collaboratively and in which everyone’s effort matters. We look forward to new initiatives that will continue to place the SOE among the very best in the nation.”
In February, the William & Mary school psychology program received continuing national accreditation from the National Association for School Psychology. Additionally, since last July, the School of Education received over $2.6 million in new grants. These grants support a broad scope of programs that impact both William & Mary students and K–12 students and teachers across the state. The programs included VA Education for the Homeless, Operation Pride, School University Research Network (SURN) Visible Leaders, Principals Academy and a Williamsburg-James City County Student Intern.
Last year the School of Education saw the largest jump within the survey in its history, ranked 32nd tied with Purdue, the University of Illinois, the University of Iowa and the University of Pittsburgh. The school ranked 43rd in 2012 and 41st in 2011. In 2010, the program jumped nine spots from 48th to 39th following the opening of its new facility.