March 26, 2018- Northern Kentucky University’s Master of Art in Education- Teacher as Leader program has been ranked 16th for best value in the 2018 Best Online Colleges list by SR Education Group.
Eighty nine educators are enrolled in NKU’s MAED in the College of Education and Human Services’ Department of Teacher Education. The program consists of a 15-semester hour core and a selected area of concentration for the remaining hours in this 30-credit program. The endorsement programs that are completely online are Environmental Education, Instructional Computer Technology, English as a Second Language, and Gifted Education. Earning a MAED allows educators to attain Rank 2 teaching certification in Kentucky.
To compile the 2018 Best Online Colleges ranking, SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher, analyzed accredited colleges offering online programs, taking into consideration academic strength factors and annual tuition rates. It also reviewed data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
“Inclusion on this list shows high academic standards and a commitment to affordability, two key factors important to prospective students. Northern Kentucky University made this ranking at 16th for Master's Degrees in Educational Leadership,” stated SR Education Group.
SR Education group ranked over 600 colleges offering online programs in the 2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges and 2018 Best Online Colleges ranking reports. The organization released the reports to update its “Guide to OnlineSchools.com” and “OnlineU.org.” It has published more than 240 degree-level ranking reports.
“We are very proud of our MAED program faculty, students, and alumnae. Our goal is to prepare educators to be successful in increasingly complex and diverse educational settings,” said Cindy Reed, dean of the College of Education and Human Services. “It’s wonderful to be highlighted as being one of the best values in online Master’s Degrees in Educational Leadership. Our program offers a good return on investment.”
SR Education Group has been researching and publishing content about online colleges since 2004, and has been publishing online college rankings since 2009. The full 2018 Best Online Colleges for a Master's in Educational Leadership list is available here: https://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/degrees/educational-leadership#best-value-masters.
About SR Education Group: Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, SR Education Group was founded in 2004. The company’s mission is to create authoritative online resources for students seeking an online education program that best suits their budget and career aspirations. SR Education Group is passionate about making quality education attainable for everyone and believes that objective information about education, careers, and educational financing should be free and easily accessible. For more information, please visit https://www.sreducationgroup.org/.
About NKU: Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit nku.edu/50.