Academic Programs

The Warner School of Education and Human Development offers master’s and doctoral programs in education, counseling and human development.  Additionally, the school offers advanced certificates that allow you to customize your education and augment your skills and knowledge to best suit your professional goals. Explore the possibilities with our academic programs and consult with an admissions counselor to explore a program of study that is right for you.

Take a course before applying
One of the best ways to experience the quality education that the Warner School of Education delivers is to take a course before you apply and are admitted to one of our graduate programs. 

View options for taking a course before you are formally admitted.

Register for a non-degree course.

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Accreditation and assessment


The University of Rochester is nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. We are currently working toward its next national accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation for its teacher education and school leadership programs. Warner's counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

Because assessment is a critical component of student learning, each course has carefully designed formative and summative assessments specific to the learning goals set for the course. In addition, each program has developed an assessment system that includes the articulation of a conceptual framework and targeted proficiencies, as well as a few major summative assessments designed to track student achievement of these proficiencies by graduation. Assessment data are systematically collected and analyzed as part of our commitment to maintain and continue to improve the high quality of all of our programs.