The elementary education
graduate program was ranked 22nd among the nation's 187 graduate education programs, tied
with several universities.
8, 2000 (Lexington, Ky.) U.S. News and World
Report has named the elementary education graduate program at the University of Kentucky
College of Education as among the best in the nation in its 2001 rankings of graduate
school programs recently released.
education graduate program at UK was ranked 22nd among the nations 187
graduate education programs. The UK program
was tied with several universities including the University of California Berkeley,
University of Arizona and the University of Kansas.
education program ranking was based on three factors: reputations of faculty members,
national interest in KERA (Kentucky Education Reform Act) and faculty collaboration with
colleagues in public schools.
members in the elementary education graduate program have excellent reputations among
their peers in social studies, language arts, science, mathematics and reading," said
Shirley Raines, dean of the UK College of Education.
"With the attention given to KERA, the graduate programs faculty
are in demand to present their research and program changes in teacher education to a
national audience, Raines added.
students in UK's elementary education program often teach while enrolled in courses. For example, the Professional Development School
at Lexington's Squires Elementary is a living laboratory for university and
public school teachers. Their collaboration
improves the quality of public school teaching and also gives college professors ideas to
improve the preparation of those who will become teachers.
publishes its national graduate school rankings annually in hard copy and on the web in
"U.S. News and World Reports Americas Best Graduate Schools." Complete rankings of specialty programs can be
found on the news