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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education (COE) moved up in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools edition. Out of 267 schools ranked across the nation, the COE came in 64th, up five places from last year. The college has been in the top 100 education programs for more than a decade and remains at the top for funded research, having been awarded more than $17 million in contracts and grants in 2017.

Dean Nathan Murata said, “The College of Education continues to strive for excellence and quality in all of its degree and certificate programs. This recognition is a direct reflection of the dedication and drive of our students, faculty and staff.”

Nationally accredited since 2000, the college continues to receive top rankings for its programs. Recently, College Choice ranked the COE’s Bachelor of Education in Exceptional Students and Elementary program among the 25 Best Special Education Degrees for 2018. The 2018 Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings placed the COE 86th in the world for its education programs.

The COE is also proud of its exceptional alumni, boasting three 2017 Milken Educator Award winners as well a 2011 Milken winner who was among the top 10 finalists for a $1 million Global Teacher Prize announced this month. Waialua High School teacher, Glenn Lee, was chosen as a finalist out of 30,000 entries and was the only American on the list.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on surveys and statistical indicators, including quality, peer, and superintendent assessments; student selectivity; faculty resources; research activity; mean GRE verbal and quantitative scores; acceptance rate; student-faculty ratio; faculty awards; doctoral degrees granted; overall rank; and specialty rankings.

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