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This archived information is dated to the 2008-09 academic year only and may no longer be current.

For currently applicable policies and information, see the current Stanford Bulletin.

Graduate Programs in Education

The School of Education offers Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in several programs described below. University and School of Education requirements must be met for each degree. The University requirements are detailed in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin. Students are urged to read this section carefully, noting residency, tuition, and registration requirements. A student who wishes to enroll for graduate work in the School of Education must be admitted to graduate standing by one of the school's area committees and with the approval of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

Complete information about admissions procedures and requirements is available at, or at All applicants, except coterminal applicants, must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination General Test (verbal, quantitative, and analytical or analytical writing areas); TOEFL scores are also required from those whose first language is not English. Applicants to the Stanford Teacher Education Program are also required to submit specific test scores or acceptable equivalents as required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; see the section on STEP below. Test information is available at

Other Divisions of the University—Teachers, administrators, and researchers are expected to have substantial knowledge of a variety of academic fields outside the areas encompassed by professional education. Graduate students in the School of Education are, therefore, urged to consider the courses offered in other schools of the University in planning their programs.

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