Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … Hofstra University’s School of Education has been named among the top-100 Best Graduate Schools of Education in the country, according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Hofstra’s School of Education is the only Long Island institution to achieve this distinction.
Acting Dean of the School, Dr. Sean Fanelli, said, “Hofstra University is very proud to be included among the Best Graduate Schools of Education. Our ranking reflects an acknowledgement of the quality of the preparation programs we provide to our students. Our programs have rigor and prepare teacher candidates and educational leaders to meet the challenges of implementing best educational practices.”
Graduate education programs at 278 schools granting doctoral degrees were surveyed in fall 2012 and early 2013; 239 responded, and 235 provided data needed to calculate rankings based on a weighted average of these 10 measures. All schools are listed in the online directory. These rankings allow people to narrow their search for a top-ranked school by location, tuition, school size and test scores.
The teacher education and educational leadership programs of Hofstra University’s School of Education, are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). Individual programs have been approved by the New York State Education Department and by the professional associations in each field, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the International Reading Association.
To see a complete list of the top-100 schools, visit: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools . Hofstra tied at 97 with Baylor University and University of South Carolina.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 11,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, applied science, communication, education, health sciences and human services, honors studies, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.