Education School Offers No. 2 Best Online Graduate Education Program in the Country

February 7, 2024
Bavaro Hall during the day

Bavaro Hall, located on Emmet Street, is home to UVA’s School of Education and Human Development. But many of the school’s students never set foot into the building, thanks to its highly ranked online programs. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)

The University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development has again been recognized for offering one of the country’s best online graduate education programs.

In the U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Online Programs rankings, the school jumped up 18 spots to tie for second place among more than 300 schools.

Three individual online graduate programs landed in the top five nationally, and all four of the school’s programs ranked by U.S. News are in the top 11:

  • Curriculum and Instruction: No. 4.
  • Administration and Supervision: No. 4.
  • Special Education: No. 4.
  • Instructional Media Design: No. 11.

In a new ranking released this year, the Education School was also named the No. 1 online Master of Education program for veterans, based on overall program quality and financial benefits to veterans and active service members. 

“Several of our students have enrolled in the program for a career transition into education after retiring from service,” said Anne Jewett, assistant professor and director of the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction online program. “No matter what their professional goals are, we are thrilled to be able to offer flexible, affordable online options for our veterans and active service members.”

The overall rankings are based on five categories: engagement, peer assessment, faculty credentials and training, services and technologies, and student excellence.

“Offering a high-quality online learning experience for our students is very important to us, and our faculty and staff work hard to create a supportive, intentional and rigorous environment that builds community for our students while setting them up for success after graduation,” Catherine Brighton, senior associate dean for academic programs and student affairs, said. “It is gratifying to see those efforts recognized at a national level.”

Details on the school’s online programs, including enrollment and application deadlines, can be found on the School of Education and Human Development website.

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