The University of Miami’s School of Education’s efforts to improve the quality of its education have gained recognition not just in the Coral Gables community but on a national level as well.
If plans continue as scheduled, the Solomon G. Merrick Building will no longer be the only home to the School of Education. Part of the school will move across campus to the Max Orovitz Building, past Alex Rodriguez Park, to provide more space for graduate and research work.
In an annual report released by Academic Analytics, a company dedicated to collecting data about faculty productivity, the School of Education had two programs ranked in the top five in the country: The Teaching and Learning Program, ranked second in the Curriculum and Instruction category, and Counseling Psychology, ranked fifth.
The University of Miami School of Education offers over 20 undergraduate programs to its students, but perhaps one of the most useful programs is the one geared towards those not necessarily in the School of Education. The Professional Training Option (PTO) is a program consisting of an 18-credit education minor that allows students to obtain a temporary teaching certificate.
This semester the School of Education added a new major to its Department of Psychological and Educational Studies: Human and Social Development.