Tuesday, February 6, 2024

The University of Iowa College of Education’s online academic graduate programs have earned national recognition and are now ranked among the best in the country.

Three online master’s programs—Master of Science in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency (MATLCC), and Master of Arts in Educational Leadership—are now ranked No. 23 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, a sizeable jump from last year’s ranking of No. 37.

The MS in STEM program focuses on integrated inquiry and innovation, helping to prepare K-12 students to thrive in the 21st-century economy. 

MATLCC helps current educators teach their students the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a foundational approach for 21st-century success. The program provides conceptual frameworks, strategies, and tactics to help empower educators and fuel their success as an educational professional.

The MA in Educational Leadership is an accredited Iowa school administrator licensure program that prepares students for appointments as school principals and for positions in area education agencies as well as state departments of education.

“It’s very important for us to provide cutting-edge theory and practice in flexible formats,” says UI College of Education Dean Daniel Clay. “Students in these nationally ranked online graduate programs will help fill critical leadership positions that contribute to schools and communities across the state and nation.”

Overall, the University of Iowa now has seven online programs ranked in the top 30 in the country. Programs were ranked based on multiple factors, including engagement, or the extent to which a degree program promotes participation by enabling students to effectively interact with instructors and classmates; services and technologies; faculty credentials and training; and peer evaluations.

Click here to read the entire article, which includes a list of all seven UI programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report