The Elementary Education specialization is designed for students interested in exploring and contributing to scholarship and teaching related to issues of pedagogy, curriculum design and implementation, school reform, equity and equality, as they relate to elementary schools, classrooms, and educators. The specialization aims to prepare scholars, practitioners, and leaders to address a range of important questions in the field of elementary education and elementary teacher education.
The Stanford Graduate School of Education includes a number of faculty whose scholarship and teaching take place in the context of elementary schools and classrooms and who have an interest in, and enthusiasm for, cultivating scholars in the field of elementary education. Students collaborate closely with faculty on research, teaching, and the design of their graduate programs.
Our home in Stanford's Graduate School of Education enables students to appreciate the myriad connections between elementary education and the full range of disciplinary specializations and research foci of the School’s faculty. Students also make good use of the wider resources available at Stanford, routinely enrolling in courses across the University.
Admission depends on a combination of factors, including successful teaching or related experience, strong academic achievement, professional accomplishments, GRE scores, and the fit between student interests and background on the one hand and faculty availability and research areas on the other.
Elementary Education Faculty: