Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College reached another historical high this year as its online master’s degree programs climbed the rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Online Graduate Education Programs.
Overall, the Teachers College ranked No. 7 — ahead of Michigan State University, University of Kansas and Ohio State University — and three programs ranked in the top two.
Meredith Toth, assistant dean for digital learning at the college, noted that the excellence of the college’s programs “extends not only to curriculum but also to student support. We've put a lot of effort into making the same outstanding student support services our campus-based students receive available to all our online students."
Two of the Teachers College’s online education programs ranked No. 1, while one came in at No. 2.
- The Master of Education in educational leadership (principalship) is ranked No. 1 among Best Online Master’s in Educational Administration and Supervision Programs, ahead of Michigan State University, the University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin.
- The Master of Education in learning design and technologies is ranked No. 1 among Best Online Master’s in Educational Instruction and Media Design Programs, ahead of the University of Florida, Michigan State University and the University of Virginia.
- Early childhood education and gifted education helped the Teachers College to the No. 2 ranking among Best Online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction Programs, ahead of Ohio State University, the University of Florida and the University of Wisconsin.
In addition, the college’s programs in autism spectrum disorders and applied behavior analysis received a No. 11 ranking among Online Master’s in Special Education Programs, tied with the University of Virginia, the University of Kentucky and George Mason University.
The Teachers College also ranked No. 7 for Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans, ahead of Florida State University, North Carolina State and the University of Kansas.
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Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College offers its graduate-level teacher preparation programs in two online formats. Arizona residents can choose between either the asynchronous format delivered via ASU Online or a synchronous format via ASU Sync. Students who reside outside Arizona can take classes asynchronously. In both modalities, students complete professional residencies in person in schools near where they live.
“We are committed to making the excellence and quality of our graduate programs available to as many people as possible,” said Teachers College Dean Carole Basile.
Written by Anna Cearley-Rivas