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Cubberly Education Building, Graduate School of Education. Credit Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Planning for Advanced Degrees in Education

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Schools of Education offer several different kinds of graduate programs. These cover credentialing programs, master’s degrees in administration or policy, practitioners' advanced degrees in EdD, and doctorate degrees in advanced research.

What Should I do If I’m interested in Education?

Although Stanford does not offer an undergraduate major in education, there are a number of ways to develop your interest in education over your years here:

Planning for an Advanced Degree in Education

  1. To pursue an advanced degree in education you must take several admissions tests, depending on the degree program they’ve selected. Plan on taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) near the end of your junior year if it is required for the programs to which you are planning to apply.
  2. Credentialing programs do test for knowledge of specific disciplines so it's a good idea to pursue whichever major truly interests you.
  3. You can also participate in the undergraduate Honors program offered by the Stanford Graduate School of Education, or consider the Minor in Education.
  4. Consult with an Academic Advisor.