The College of Education at the University of Maryland ranks 25th in the nation among the top colleges of education by the 2009 U.S. News & World Report survey. The Department of Counseling and Personnel Services has ranked first in the nation for nine consecutive years. All of the college’s ranked programs and departments are in the top 15, with five programs in the Top 10. College programs prepare educators, counselors, psychologists, administrators, researchers, and educational specialists. Graduates work with individuals from infancy through adulthood in schools, community agencies, colleges, and universities.
Educational programs are accredited and approved by the following: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Maryland State Department of Education, American Psychological Association, Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Professions, and Council on Rehabilitation Education. The unit is directed by the Interim Dean of the College of Education, Donna L. Wiseman, Ph.D.
The College offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs in research-and practice-oriented specializations in seven departments: Counseling and Personnel Services; Curriculum and Instruction; Education Leadership, Higher Education, and International Education; Education Policy Studies; Human Development; Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation; and Special Education. The fall 2007 program enrollments include 758 undergraduate majors and 1,223 graduate majors.