Stanford University School of Education

Stanford University School of Education The Stanford Graduate School of Education is one of the seven schools of Stanford University, and is one of the top education schools in the United States.

It was founded in 1891 and offers master's and doctoral programs in more than 25 areas of specialization, along with joint degrees with other programs at Stanford University including business, law, and public policy.Led by Daniel Schwartz, the mission of Stanford GSE is to continue as a world leader in groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary inquiries that shape educational practices, their conceptual underpinnings, and the professions that serve the enterprise. The GSE also seeks to develop the knowledge, wisdom, and imagination of its students to enable them to take leadership positions in efforts to improve the quality of education around the globe.HistoryThe Graduate School of Education was founded in 1891 as the Department of the History and Art of Education, one of the original twenty-one departments at Stanford University. It awarded its first Ph.D. in 1916, and in 1917 was renamed the Stanford University School of Education. The Graduate School of Education building and Cubberley Library were built in 1938, and the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) was established in 1959.In 2001, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $5 million to establish the School Redesign Network. The GSE established a public charter school, the East Palo Alto Academy, which has been managed by its New Schools initiative since then. In 2008, the faculty decided unanimously to make scholarly articles available as open educational resources, the first such move by a school of education. In 2009, The GSE established an education minor program for Stanford undergraduates. The program prepares students for careers in teaching, crafting educational policy, and managing schools. In 2013, the school name was changed to the Stanford Graduate School of Education to better reflect its advanced research and its graduate-level preparation of educators, scholars, policy makers and entrepreneurs.

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