To begin a career in education, such as teaching, counseling, or human development, you’ll need both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, which typically takes at least six years of higher education.
The Guaranteed Rochester Accelerated Degree in Education (GRADE) program is a five-year BA/BS + MSEd program for students interested in becoming educators. If admitted, you enter the University with an assurance of admission to the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development (part of Rochester’s main academic campus).
The program offers you a quality liberal arts education and prepare you to become an educator. After completing your undergraduate coursework, you are expected to complete fifteen months of study at the Warner School (summer, fall, spring, and summer). For the master’s program, you can specialize in counseling, higher education, or elementary or secondary education, with the option of additional certification in special education, literacy, TESOL, urban teaching and leadership, or online teaching and learning.
GRADE students receive the Steven Harrison Scholarship (covering one-third of tuition) for all five years of study, are invited to attend special events, and enjoy extensive opportunities for research and internships.
Margaret Warner School of Education and Human Development
The University of Rochester has a well-deserved reputation for excellence, and the Warner School has a rich history as a part of that excellence. Warner’s programs in teaching and curriculum, counseling and human development, and educational leadership prepare educators to handle today’s challenges in education.
Warner strives to provide teachers, administrators, counselors, and researchers with the tools to be agents of change. Our graduates are equipped to be exceptional at what they do and to make a positive difference in their chosen fields of study.