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Stanford Graduate School of Education is a leader in pioneering new and better ways to achieve high-quality education for all. Faculty and students engage in groundbreaking and creative interdisciplinary scholarship that informs how people learn and shapes the practice and understanding of education. Through state-of-the-art research and innovative partnerships with educators worldwide, the school develops knowledge, wisdom and imagination in its diverse and talented students so they can lead efforts to improve education around the globe.

Who We Are

Multidisciplinary Faculty
(18 Endowed Chairs)
Undergraduate Honors
& Minor Students
Graduate Students



  50% PhD
  25% MA in STEP

(Stanford Teacher Education Program), preparing to become K-12 teachers

  25% in other Master's programs

What We Offer

in Doctor of Philosophy
in Master of Arts including STEP
joint degrees
with business, law & public policy
nationally renowned
research centers

Points of Distinction

  • Consistently rated the top education school by superintendents and academic colleagues.
  • 80% of STEP alumni remain in the teaching profession five years after graduating as compared with 50% for teachers nationwide; the majority of STEP graduates work in Title I schools serving low-income communities.
  • American Enterprise Institute rates GSE faculty as the most influential faculty on education policy.
  • More members of the National Academy of Education than any of its peers.
  • The only education school in the world to have a Nobel Laureate on its faculty.
  • GSE faculty represent many different disciplines: anthropology, computer science, economics, education policy, environmental science, history, linguistics, math/science education, neuroscience, organization behavior, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, statistics and teacher training.
  • Collaborative partnerships with more than 100 school districts, including the nation’s five largest.
  • The seven-year intensive partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District has 29 projects under way, a Stanford-based data warehouse and a rapid-response team to assist in pressing policy decisions.


Graduate School of Education faculty, classrooms and administrative offices border Meyer Green, near the historic center of the Stanford campus. It is about 37 miles south of San Francisco.
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