College of Education programs are recognized for teaching excellence

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jennifer Parks, (808) 956-0416
Communications Coordinator, College of Education
Posted: Mar 13, 2015

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Beth Pateman and Dean Donald B. Young. COE photo.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Beth Pateman and Dean Donald B. Young. COE photo.

The UH Mānoa College of Education has once again been ranked among the top 100 graduate schools of education in the nation. The college came in number 76 of 233 schools in the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2016 edition. Each year, the college has made it into the top 50 to 100 teacher preparation schools category and continues to rank at the top for funded research, having been awarded nearly $22 million in contracts and grants in 2014.

Said Dean Donald B. Young, “The College of Education continues to be ranked in the top third of all education schools nationally in recognition of the high quality of our faculty and programs as well as our ability to secure external funding that supports teacher preparation, leadership development and research."

U.S. News & World Report rankings were based on surveys and statistical indicators, including quality, peer and superintendent assessments; student selectivity; faculty resources; research activity; mean GRE verbal and quantitative scores; acceptance rate; student-faculty ratio; faculty awards; doctoral degrees granted; overall rank; and specialty rankings.

Also in March 2015, the Rehabilitation Counseling Program in the Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science (KRS) was recognized as one of the top online master's in counseling degrees by Go Grad, which ranked the program number 24 in the nation. Last year, the college's bachelor of education in elementary education and special education degree programs were ranked number 17 in the country by Affordable Colleges Online.

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