U.S. News and World Report ranked the Johns Hopkins University's School of Education No. 1 in the nation for graduate education programs, above two state programs better known as teaching schools: University of Maryland, College Park at No. 26 and Towson University at No. 116.
The annual rankings of graduate schools in various disciplines is being released, and it gives the education program at Hopkins the top billing for the first time, up from second place last year. The graduate program was started in 2007 and serves 1,600 full- and part-time students in the doctoral and master's degree programs.
"I am thrilled that our new ranking reflects the quality of our efforts in teaching, research, and the development of evidence-based models of instruction," David W. Andrews, dean of the School of Education, said in a news release. "We will continue our commitment to be part of the innovative solutions to the educational challenges in this country and take a leadership role in the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge affecting education."