UAM's Masters in Education (Special Education Track) Rated 11th Nationally In Online Programs, First in Arkansas

MONTICELLO, AR — The online master's of education degree (special education track) at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been rated the 11th best online program of its type in the nation by Top Masters' in Education, which rated the top 50 programs nationwide.

            UAM was one of two Arkansas universities ranked in the top 50. The other was Arkansas State University, which was listed as 13th.

            "This speaks well for our program and the opportunities available through our online program offerings," said Dr. Peggy Doss, vice chancellor for academic affairs. "This is an indication of both the strength of our master's degree program in special education and the commitment of our education faculty to provide a program comparable to the best programs nationwide."

            Kim Level, interim dean of the School of Education, called the ranking "a validation of the work of our faculty and the school's mission to provide quality graduate-level programs. I want to commend Deborah Givhan, our special education coordinator, for her work in creating this program. The people we are graduating are difference-makers in the lives of students with special needs. It's gratifying to know we've had a part in preparing them."

            In ranking UAM 11th nationally, Top Masters' in Education cited the availability of scholarships and the success of the program's graduates, including a 100 percent pass rate on the Praxis examination.

            The top 10 programs were Indiana University, Michigan State, Western Governors University, Florida State, Ball State, Fort Hays State, Georgetown College, Graceland University Lamoni, Bemidji State, and Purdue.

            For more information, contact Jim Brewer, director of media services, at (870) 460-1274.


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