University of Cincinnati’s Graduate Programs in Education Among Best 2013 Online Education Programs

2013 Best Graduate Schools in Education

University of Cincinnati is among the top 35 schools offering an online master’s in education program, according to U.S. News & World Report’s second annual rankings edition of the Best Online Education Programs.

UC’s College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) landed at No. 33 on the 2013 ranking for best online graduate education programs.

“Our ranking is a reflection of the high quality of our program and our commitment to supporting professional development of teachers in the classroom. Our master’s in education program is an advanced program tied to teacher licensure, which allows our students to add endorsements and higher levels of specialty to their initial teacher licenses,” says Laura Dell, academic director online learning and teacher licensure for CECH. 

Rankings were compiled based on school survey responses to questions about graduation and retention rates, faculty credentials, student support and technology, student engagement, and admissions selectivity.

You can view University of Cincinnati’s complete profile on the U.S. News Education website.

“As prospective students question the legitimacy and quality of online universities, these U.S. News rankings show there are high-quality online programs available through traditional institutions, like University of Cincinnati, which outrank the large, for-profits,” says Dell. “Our students don’t sacrifice quality for the convenience of an online degree. Our online courses are developed using Quality Matters standards, and they contain the same content and are taught by the same faculty as our campus-based courses. Many of our courses are only offered online, so our campus-based students take online courses as well.”

CECH School of Education offers four online graduate degrees in educational leadership, curriculum and instruction, literacy and second language studies, and special education.

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