GS Master’s of Education in early childhood education ranked No. 12 nationally

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George Andersen

Georgia Southern University’s M.Ed. was ranked No. 12 nationally by Top Education Degrees.

Top Education Degrees ranks university systems programs through a point system that accounts for tuition value and relevance of the curriculum to the current demands of the profession. Additional points can be given for reduced hourly rate of tuition for online classes.

Out of 30 possible points, GS received 27. The top-ranking school, Edinboro University of Penssylvania, scored 33 points due to bonus points that were given.

“This honor is well-deserved given the hard work that program faculty put into maintaining a high quality, relevant and updated program,” Tracy Linderholm, professor and associate dean of graduate education and research for COE, told the GS marketing and communications office.

One of the most significant successes GS has in the program, according to Top Education Degrees, is the 21:1 faculty to student ratio, allowing for students to get more individualized attention.

This program is a 36-hour completely online course that serves as a certificate upgrade for teachers who currently hold a level four Georgia certificate for early childhood education.