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– Top National Ranking for Online Master’s in Education Programs at WMU

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March 14, 2024

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University’s College of Education and Human Development has once again been commended for providing one of the top online master’s in education programs in the country. According to the rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the college secured the 73rd position nationwide.

“This accomplishment underscores the unwavering commitment of our faculty, the caliber of our curriculum, and our dedication to delivering exceptional online educational opportunities,” stated Dr. Laura Dinehart, the dean of the College of Education and Human Development. “We are proud to be recognized for our endeavors in ensuring excellence in graduate education.”

The assessment by U.S. News & World Report emphasized engagement as a key factor in determining the program’s ranking. Western’s online master’s in education programs prioritize student engagement and success, fostering a collaborative environment where prospective teachers and administrators can readily interact with instructors and peers. The ranking also took into account faculty credentials and training, peer assessment, services and technologies, and student excellence.

Furthermore, the College of Education and Human Development received a prominent ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s list, securing the [ppp1] spot nationally and ranking at No. 23. Apart from program quality, the assessment also considered the accessibility of financial benefits for veterans provided by the institutions.

“We are committed to offering exceptional educational opportunities tailored to meet the distinctive needs of our veteran students and appreciate this recognition,” expressed Dinehart.

WMU has consistently garnered accolades from the military community for its support of veteran students, including being featured on Military Time’s list of universities.

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