GSE in US News top ten for School Psychology, Education Policy

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March 29, 2022

The Graduate School of Education’s School Psychology Program is ranked #8 and Education Policy is ranked #9—both up a notch from last year—in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings released today. 

"Since its founding more than 50 years ago, the School Psychology Program has benefited from outstanding students and a small but stellar group of faculty,” said Professor Frank C. Worrell, faculty director of the School Psychology Program. “It is great to see the program’s quality and commitment to serving marginalized populations continue to be reflected in the national rankings, especially at this time when the mental health needs in the schools are so great.”

Berkeley’s School Psychology program, consistently ranked among the top 10 in the nation, was established in 1965 by Dr. Nadine M. Lambert. The program, grounded in a scientist-practitioner model, prepares students to serve as school psychologists, researchers, educators, and program directors at local, state, and national levels. The program has graduated 200 doctoral students to date and currently has 29 students pursuing degrees. Read about three School Psychology  alumni.

Berkeley's School of Education also ranked in the top 10 for Education Policy.

“We are blessed with a lively and diverse faculty who delve carefully into a variety of policy and politics questions, from California to around the globe,” said Professor Bruce Fuller, a sociologist who examines how institutions attempt to support the learning and well-being of children. His most recent book, "When Schools Work"  was lauded by The Washington Post

The GSE is ranked #21 among education graduate schools overall in the U.S. News rankings this year.