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10 Best Education Schools Abroad For Filipino Students

If you’re aspiring to be a teacher in the future, getting an education degree can open a lot of doors towards your dream career. While there are many schools in the Philippines that offer teacher education programs, pursuing your degree can also be a great option! If you’re looking for a school that could provide you with the best training you need for your dream career, here are the best education schools abroad based on the 2019 QS World University Rankings:

1. University College London

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is the education school of University College London (UCL) and specializes in postgraduate study programs. Since 2014, the university ranks first in the QS World Ranking by Subject Education. UCL Institute of Education (IOE) offers the following undergraduate courses:

  • Education Studies
  • Psychology with Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods

Meanwhile, the university’s postgraduate department has 67 taught and research programs for the students.

2. Harvard University

The Harvard Graduate School of Education offers doctoral programs in Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.) and the Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.L.D.). It also has thirteen masters programs including:

  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Education Policy and Management
  • Higher Education
  • International Education Policy
  • Special Studies
  • Technology Innovation and Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Mind, Brain and Education
  • Prevention Science and Practice
  • School Leadership
  • Human Development and Psychology
  • Language and Literacy
  • Learning and Teaching

3. Stanford University

Stanford is one of the leading and most prestigious universities in the world. The university has the Stanford Graduate School of Education (Stanford GSE) located in California in the United State of America. It is one of the seven schools of the university. Throughout its history, Stanford GSE has produced a number of notable alumni including Netflix founder Reed Hastings and former Peru president Alejandro Toledo. Did you know that there are also a number of Filipinos who graduated from Stanford? One of them is Rolando Ramos Dizon who is a former chairman of the Commission on Higher Education.

4. University of Oxford

The Oxford University Department of Education is located in Oxford England. For over 100 years, the department has been one of the major contributors to the field of education. Oxford offers the following programs:

  • Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition
  • Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching
  • Education
  • Education (Child Development and Education)
  • Education (Comparative and International Education)
  • Education (Higher Education)
  • Education (Research Design and Methodology)
  • Educational Assessment
  • Learning and Teaching

5. University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge has the Faculty of Education as part of its School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students who are planning to pursue their education at the university can choose from the following undergraduate courses:

  • Education, Psychology, and Learning
  • Education, Policy, and International Development
  • Education, English, Drama, and the Arts

6. University of Hongkong

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is a public research university and one of the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. The university offers programs in:

Undergraduate courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education (Chinese, English)
  • Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Special Education


  • Master of Education
  • Master of Science in Information Technology in Education
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language)
  • Doctor of Education

7. University of Toronto

The University of Toronto (U of T, or UToronto) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The university has the Institute for Studies in Education that provides courses in:

Teacher Education:

  • Master of Arts in Child Study and Education
  • Master of Teaching (MT)

Masters and Doctoral Programs:

  • Adult Education and Community Development
  • Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development
  • Developmental Psychology and Education
  • Educational Leadership and Policy

8. University of California, Berkeley

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education is one of the 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. It has historically been one of the top schools of education in the United States and currently specializes in teacher training and education research.

9. Columbia University

Columbia University Graduate School of Education is also known as the Teachers College, Columbia University. Teachers College is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States.

Throughout the years the university’s alumni and faculty have held prominent positions in academia, government, music, non-profit, and science and health. Some of the school’s notable alumni and former faculty include American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer, John Dewey, as well as psychologist Carl Rogers (one of the founders of the humanistic/client-centered approach to psychology).

10. University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in Los Angeles.

It has the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSE&IS) and offers programs in:


  • Advanced Quantitative Methods (Ph.D.)
  • Educational Leadership Program (Ed.D.)
  • Higher Education and Organizational Change (Ph.D.)
  • Information Studies (Ph.D.)
  • Joint Doctoral Program with Cal State Fresno (Ph.D.)
  • Learning Sciences at UCLA (Ph.D.)
  • Human Development and Psychology (Ph.D.)
  • Social Research Methodology (Ph.D.)
  • Social Sciences & Comparative Education (Ph.D.)
  • Urban Schooling (Ph.D.)


  • Higher Education and Organizational Change (M.A.)
  • Library and Information Science (MLIS)
  • Moving Image Archive Studies (M.A.)
  • Principal Leadership Institute (M.Ed.)
  • Human Development and Psychology (M.A.)
  • Social Research Methodology (M.A.)
  • Social Sciences & Comparative Education (M.A.)
  • Student Affairs (M.Ed.)
  • Teacher Education Program (M.Ed.)
  • Urban Schooling (M.Ed.)

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