DULUTH, MN - The College of St. Scholastica's online master of education program is ranked 36th out of 143 schools nationwide by U.S. News & World Report magazine in its "Best Online Education Programs." That's higher than any other college or university in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
"We appreciate US News' affirmation of the quality of work our faculty and students accomplish together, especially since one of the criteria used in the rankings is peer educators' input," said Jo Olsen, dean of the School of Education at St. Scholastica.
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The core courses in St. Scholastica's online Master of Education program promote student learning, inquiry and critical thinking, technology integration, assessment and data-driven decision-making, differentiated instruction and action research. The program offers concentrations in educational technology, online instruction, and professional studies electives that meet specific professional development needs.
"We teach our students how to increase their own students' achievement by utilizing the latest research and best practices," Olsen said.
An online advisor helps St. Scholastica Master of Education students throughout the program until graduation. Students are in a cohort, meaning they start the program and take all core classes with the same group. That facilitates mutual support, collaboration, and networking, Olsen said.
To learn more about the program go to: go.css.edu/med.
The College of St. Scholastica is regularly recognized as one of the finest colleges in the Midwest. The 2013 "America's Best Colleges" survey by U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks St. Scholastica in the top tier of Midwestern universities.