Indiana University School of Education


The Indiana University School of Education (abbreviated as IU School of Education) is a constituent school of the Indiana University and one of the top-ranked schools of education in the United States, with a presence on the two core campuses of IU, Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI. It offers a range of degrees in professional education: a B.S. in teacher education, leading to a teaching license, M.S., education specialist (Ed.S.) and doctoral (Ed.D, Ph.D.) degrees.

Indiana University
School of Education
Wendell W. Wright Education Building
Established1923; 99 years ago (1923)
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There are 4 departments in IU's School of Education:[1]

  • Counseling and Educational Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Instructional Systems Technology

Center for Postsecondary ResearchEdit

Since 2014, Indiana University's Center for Postsecondary Research has been responsible for the maintenance and production of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the largest and most prominent framework for classifying colleges and universities in the United States. Created in 1970, it is named after and was originally created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.[2]


In May 1923 the School of Education became autonomous from the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1925 the first B.S. in education was granted; in 1929 the first M.S., and in 1932 the first Ed.D. The Ph.D. with a major in education has been awarded through the University Graduate School since 1924.

In 1951, the School of Education moved into a three-story limestone building. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Indiana University School of Education grew to become one of the largest schools of education in the United States. In 1992, the School of Education in Bloomington moved into a new W. W. Wright Education Building.

Accreditations and rankingsEdit

IU's School of Education counts some of the country's leading scholars and educational leaders among its faculty and alumni, including former US Secretary of Education Rod Paige. It has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since the foundation of NCATE in 1954.[citation needed]

US News & World Report have consistently placed the School among the top 20 graduate schools of education in the United States since the rankings began in 1987.[citation needed]

As of April 2006, U.S. News has ranked the following graduate program areas in the top fifteen nationally:[citation needed]

Area* National Rank
Best Education School 25
Educational Administration and Supervision 11
Counseling/Personnel Services 11
Curriculum and Instruction 7
Elementary Education 7
Higher Education Administration 9
Secondary Education 11

*U.S. News does not rank programs in Instructional Systems Technology, Language Education or School Psychology, which are among IU's best known areas.


  1. ^ "Departments". School of Education. Indiana University. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  2. ^ Indiana University Bloomington - 2015 Carnegie Classification of more than 4,660 universities and colleges released
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External linksEdit

  • Official Site

Coordinates: 39°10′02″N 86°30′45″W / 39.167135°N 86.512441°W / 39.167135; -86.512441