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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Online Graduate Programs in Education 22nd in Nation

MAT students
John Counts and his wife on the left with Jesus Gonzalez on the right
The two College of Education online programs in education have been ranked 22nd by the U.S. News & World Report.

The Online Master of Arts in Teaching and the Online Masters in Educational Leadership achieved high scores from the publication in several factors, including faculty credentials, graduation rates and reputation.

“Having this distinction provides an opportunity to take a moment to reflect on the program accomplishments,” said Dr. Cheryl James-Ward, faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership.

First cohort, Online Masters in Educational Leadership
First cohort, Online Masters in Educational Leadership

Teachers in the field requested the online programs which give them flexibility to continue their professional growth.

“Creating opportunities for teachers is a major goal of the College of Education,” said Dr. Val Pang faculty member in the School of Teacher Education. “The College’s hard work is reflective in the distinction in the U.S. News & World Report’s review.”

The Online Masters in Educational Leadership program started in fall 2014. There are currently 29 students enrolled in the program.  The Online Master of Arts in Teaching began in May 2015 and a total of 32 teachers are presently enrolled.

All of the online education classes are recorded and archived so students can access the information on their time. Ninety-nine percent of students are already employed when they first enroll, and San Diego State University requires applicants to have taken the General Record Examination.

“We are extremely excited that the College is supportive of its teachers by providing this innovative program,” added Pang. “It has taken extra work to advertise and provide all classes online; however, teacher response has been overwhelming.”

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