Message from the Dean
Welcome to the Warner School at the University of Rochester!
At the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, we are passionate about preparing practitioners and scholars who are committed and driven to improve the human condition by becoming leaders in education and human development.
Our students want to do more than acquire professional credentials. They are men and women whose lifelong commitment is to inspire minds, invigorate a profession, and provide thoughtful and creative leadership. Graduates of our programs become leaders in their schools and communities and answer our nation's call for reform in their fields.
The Warner School is a professional school within a premier research university. The University of Rochester is consistently listed among the nation’s top-ranked research universities. Our professors are engaged in a wide variety of educational research, and Warner is recognized as a place where faculty members generate the research-based theory that leads to new understanding for practice and continued research.
Many of our students are deeply involved in this research and our projects are designed to bring research-based curriculum and practices into schools and community agencies. Increasing numbers of doctoral students receive funding through the competitive Scandling Scholars program or assistantships, and scholarships are now available for the best and brightest master’s students willing to serve our nation’s schools and educational institutions.
Our understanding of the relationship between learning and contexts, and the need for multidisciplinary approaches to solve complex problems, are critical to reinvigorating the educational process. Our master’s and doctoral degree programs in teaching and curriculum, counseling and human development, and educational leadership prepare educators for a lifetime of growth and success in their field.
I invite you to explore our programs and learn how, together, we can change the face of education today.
Dean and Frederica Warner Professor