GSEHD Fast Facts
At GSEHD, we take seriously our mission to Lead Innovation through Learning and are proud of our nationally and internationally renowned faculty, robust partnerships, and engaged students, who emerge from our programs enriched in both theory and practice and become agents of change in the education and human services fields.
A Century of Leadership
- 1904 – GW offers education coursework
- 1909 – GW establishes teachers college
- 1933 – Offers doctoral program in education
- 1954 – NCATE accreditation (continuous to present)
- 1960’s – Special education, counseling, and human resource development programs
- 1970 - Employee Development Program renamed Human Resource Development Program and is first in the country specifically devoted to the field of organization-based training & development/HRD
- 1975 – Inaugural New Directions conference
- 1977 – First Transition Special Education M.A. Program in U.S.
- 1988 – Established first Educational Technology Leadership program
- 1994 – Becomes Graduate School of Education and Human Development
- 1995 – Ranked in Top 50
- 2003 – Ranked in Top 20
- 2006 – 13 programs nationally recognized during NCATE review
- 2012 – Rehabilitation Counseling Program ranked 7th
National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- Teacher Preparation, Special Education, School Counseling, and Educational Administration (K-12) Programs
Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- Community, School, and Ph.D. Counseling Programs
Council for Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
- Rehabilitation Counseling Program
State Education Agency-Board of Education of the District of Columbia
Average GPA of Alternate Route Program Completers in initial teacher preparation programs for 2011-2012 = 3.86
Alternate route: program is one where a teacher candidate serves in a school as the “teacher of record” during the clinical portion of their training program. Alternate routes also include programs where students fill long-term substitute positions and eventually become the teacher of record while under clinical supervision in the program.
Average GPA of Traditional Route Program Completers in initial teacher preparation programs for 2011-2012 = 3.89
Traditional route: program follows a pre-service teacher preparation model where teacher candidates serve as interns, residents, student teachers, or are otherwise in the classroom with an experienced teacher during their clinical experience.
Average GPA of Program Completers in advanced licensure programs for 2011-2012 = 3.83
Recognition and Growth
Human Resource Development Program twice has been named Outstanding Program of the Year by the Academy of Human Resource Development (1993 and 2004)
Special Education Doctoral Program is one of GW’s Selective Excellence programs.
U.S. News & World Report Rankings
- Ranked among top 35 graduate schools of education nationwide since 1997.
- Ranked among top 11 private schools of education
- Rehabilitation Counseling Program is ranked 7th nationwide.
Named by Diverse Issues in Higher Education among top 40 providers of graduate degrees to minority students.
- GSEHD has offered transition to teaching programs since 1986.
- Developed the first educational technology graduate degree offered completely at a distance
- Supported 300+ National Board-certified teachers in DC area since 1993.
- Provided professional development training in substance abuse prevention for over 600 counselors and counselor educators in the last four years.
- Prepared 21 new administrators for Norfolk Public Schools, VA.
- Trained 17 new literacy-focused teachers for service in DC schools and providing professional development for 37 in-service DC teachers.
- Counseling students contribute over 100 counseling hours per year to Friendship Public Charter Schools in Washington, DC.