Our department develops and applies cutting-edge scientific knowledge concerning: the psychological and social processes that underlie learning; the design of effective instruction; the factors affecting the mental health of learners of all ages; and the methodological tools required to generate this knowledge.
Top Ranked Program
Previously ranked as the No.1 program in the nation, we are once again ranked as one of the top three programs in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of the Best Graduate Schools. The School of Education checked in at No.1 among public institutions. This marks the 15th time in the past 16 years that, according to U.S. News, UW-Madison has maintained a top 10 ranking among all schools of education.