School of Education

In the United States and Canada, a school of education (or college of education; ed school) is a division within a university that is devoted to scholarship in the field of education, which is an interdisciplinary branch of the social sciences encompassing sociology, psychology, linguistics, economics, political science, public policy, history, and others, all applied to the topic of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education. The U.S. has 1,206 schools, colleges and departments of education and they exist in 78% of all universities and colleges. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 176,572 individuals were conferred masters’ degrees in education by degree-granting institutions in the United States in 2006-2007. The number of master’s degrees conferred has grown immensely since the 1990s and accounts for one of the discipline areas that awards the highest number of master’s degrees in the United States.

In the United Kingdom, following the recommendation in the 1963 Robbins Report into higher education, teacher training colleges were renamed colleges of education in the UK. For information about academic divisions devoted to this field outside of the United States and Canada, see Postgraduate Training in Education.

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Loyola College In Maryland - Academic Programs - School of Education
... Since 1946 the department of education has been one of the stronger academic pillars at Loyola ... name designation change, President Linnane announced the opening of The School of Education which was to be led by Peter C ... The School was officially opened on October 14, 2009 ...
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... The School of Education is academically organized into five departments Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology Department of Curriculum and Instruction Department of Educational Leadership and Policy ...
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... been critical of the status quo within most schools of education ... Prominent figures contributing to this school of thought include E.D ... Common assertions made by these critics include that the typical school of education has a Left-wing political bias, favoring Socialist philosophies such ...
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... The school of education offers Bachelors degree programs in many fields of education ... of the fields that Piedmont offers degrees to are Early Childhood Education and Middle Grades Education ... Arts in Teaching degree with concentrations like Secondary Education, Special Education General Curriculum, Art Education and Music Education ...

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    Think of the importance of Friendship in the education of men.... It will make a man honest; it will make him a hero; it will make him a saint. It is the state of the just dealing with the just, the magnanimous with the magnanimous, the sincere with the sincere, man with man.
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