Online Education Master's Programs Among Country's Best

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January 15, 2020

In newly released rankings by U.S. News & World Report, online programs in The School of Education at St. John’s University were recognized among the Best 100 Online Programs (2020 edition). The Online Graduate Education Program was ranked #31 (up from #61 in 2019).  This ranking places St. John’s in the top 10 percent of online Education master degree programs nationwide.

St. John’s University’s online degree programs are among more than 1,200 programs surveyed by U.S. News. Only regionally accredited institutions whose programs are offered mostly or entirely online were evaluated. 

For the 2020 edition, U.S. News assessed more than 1,600 online degree programs—an all-time high. The rankings measure overall academic quality and are across varying disciplines.  Also, U.S. News updated the methodology this year to give credit to schools that provide online help with course registration, admissions counseling, and building a résumé.

David L. Bell, Ed.D., Dean of The School of Education, stated, “With talented faculty scholars and researchers committed to providing students with an engaging, convenient, and supportive learning experience, the reach of online programs at The School of Education is limitless.”

The School of Education offers three full M.S.Ed. programs that are available online through distance learning. The Department of Education Specialties offers a 33-credit degree program in Teaching Children with Disabilities in Childhood Education (Special Education) and a 33-credit degree program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages PK-12 (TESOL). The Department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership offers a 34-credit program in School Building Leadership. Each program can lead to New York State certification and most states offer some form of reciprocity with New York through NC-SARA. 

“At St. John’s University, our committed faculty strive to meet students wherever they are found,” remarked Simon G. Møller, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “External recognition by U.S. News of our online programs affirms our continued efforts to ensure student success.”