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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education (COE) continues to be ranked among the best graduate schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. In their 2021 Best Graduate Schools edition, the COE was ranked 69th out of 255 schools surveyed, a four-way tie with George Mason University, University at Albany-SUNY, and University of California-San Diego.

For the past 15 years, the college has been among the top 100 education programs and remains at the top for funded research, securing more than $19 million in contracts and grants in 2019.

Nationally accredited since 2000, the college is recognized for its programs throughout the year. Most recently, the BEd in Special Education (SPED) was featured in a 2020 Best Colleges list by GradReports, and the MEd in SPED was cited for best stipend availability by In the same publication, the MEdT in Secondary Education was listed as one of the best field-based programs, and the MEd in Learning Design and Technology was among the highest for alumni recommended.

“The College of Education provides top quality degree and certificate programs, preparing future teachers, athletic trainers, educational leaders, exercise science professionals, researchers, and counselors,” Dean Nathan M. Murata said. “This latest ranking is the result of our outstanding faculty, staff, and students.”

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