What Is the Top School for a Master's Degree in Teaching?
Learn why Stanford University was selected as a top school in the United States for students to earn a master's degree in teaching. Find out about Stanford and its graduate teaching programs.
Top School for a Master's Degree in Education
Students looking for a master's program in education should determine if the school offers a pathway to certification as an elementary or secondary school teacher, as well as provides those with previous teaching experience more focused degrees to enhance their knowledge and skills.
What is a Top Education School?
Stanford University in California
At Stanford University's School of Education, students can complete the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) and earn a Master of Arts in Education, as well as become teacher certified in the state of California. Additionally, Stanford offers those who are already certified the opportunity to obtain a Master of Arts in Education in a variety of focus areas, listed below.
Stanford University was ranked the #7 best national university in 2019, and its graduate School of Education was ranked #3 among like schools in the nation in 2019, according to U.S. News & World Report.
- Master of Arts in Education: The Stanford Teacher Education Program
- Master of Arts in Education: Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies
- Master of Arts in Education: Learning, Design, and Technology
- Master of Arts in Education: International Policy Analysis
- Master of Arts in Education: International Comparative Education
- Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education
- Master of Arts in Education: Individually Designed MA in Education (for doctorate students only)
- Joint MA/MBA in Education and Business Administration
- Joint MA/MPP in Public Policy and Education
- Joint MA/JD in Education in Law
Ten Top Schools with Master's Degrees in Education
|College/University||Institution Type||Location||Estimated Graduate In-State Tuition*|
|Harvard University||4-year, Private||Cambridge, MA||$47,000|
|University of Pennsylvania||4-year, Private||Philadelphia, PA||$39,000|
|Stanford University||4-year, Private||Stanford, CA||$51,000|
|University of California-Los Angeles||4-year, Public||Los Angeles, CA||$13,000|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||4-year, Public||Madison, WI||$12,000|
|Vanderbilt University (Peabody)||4-year, Private||Nashville, TN||$48,000|
|Johns Hopkins University||4-year, Private||Baltimore, MD||$56,000|
|New York University (Steinhardt)||4-year, Private||New York, NY||$45,000|
|Teacher's College, Columbia University||4-year, Private||New York, NY||$40,000|
|Northwestern University||4-year, Private||Evanston, IL||$55,000|
*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education