2022-2023 Graduate Academic Catalog

Graduate School of Education

Dear Student,

I am delighted to welcome you to the Graduate School of Education, our vibrant learning community. Over the course of your studies you will work with exceptional faculty, interact with a supportive academic advising team, and develop your academic and professional identity.

Our Initial licensure programs offer a variety of options and grade levels. Our field-based programs include a year-long residency in a school that reflects your interest and/or approach, from a child-centered private school to a school with a multilingual student body. Our Professional and post-licensure programs allow you to further enhance your skills and extend your effectiveness in the classroom. Our doctoral programs can transform you into a scholar and leader in your professional setting. In every case, we work with you to ensure that you not only know more but are supported in taking that knowledge into your classrooms, your communities, and to other formal and informal learning contexts.

A binding thread connecting all our education programs is a deep commitment to inclusion, equity, social justice, and the ideals of an anti-racist society. As this is part of our stated mission, I invite you to examine how this commitment is lived in your own life, and how you may deepen your understanding and practice of social justice wherever you live and work. 

Because communicative relationships are at the center of our work together, I encourage you to be an active participant in our learning community. Join in our events and graduate student activities, and partner with your faculty on your learning journey. Regardless of your chosen pathway in our school, you will be preparing to join an exceptional group of alumni who demonstrate excellence in education.

I look forward to meeting you.

Congratulations on taking this important next step in your development,

Dr. Amy Rutstein-Riley
Interim Dean, Graduate School of Education