Planning for an Advanced Degree in Education

Schools of Education offer several different kinds of graduate programs. These cover credentialing programs, master’s in administration or policy, practitioners advanced degrees in EdD, and doctorate degrees in advanced research.

Planning for an Advanced Degree in Education

  1. To pursue an advanced degree in education you must take several admissions tests, depending on the degree program they’ve selected. Plan on taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) near the end of your junior year.
  2. Credentialing programs do test for knowledge of specific disciplines so it's a good idea to pursue whichever major truly interests you.
  3. You can also participate in the undergraduate Honors program offered by the Stanford Graduate School of Education, or consider the Minor in Education.
  4. Consult Advisors.