Niagara University’s online graduate programs in education were again ranked among the top 10 in New York state by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings. In addition, Niagara was the highest ranking institution of higher education from Western New York.

Data on nearly 350 schools that provide online programs was analyzed for the 2022 list of best online master’s in education programs. The schools were ranked based on student-instructor engagement; instructor credentials; the diversity of online learning technologies used; the availability of strong learning, career, and financial support; and the excellence of the students in the programs, factors that measure whether the academic standards of the online programs are commensurate with quality brick-and-mortar programs. In addition, opinions of high-ranking academic officials in education are also considered to account for intangible factors affecting program quality that statistics don't capture.

“Our online options make our high-quality, nationally accredited programs available to busy educators who may find it difficult to commute to campus,” said Dr. Chandra Foote, dean of NU’s College of Education. “Being named one of the top online providers in New York state for the fourth straight year is a testament to our ability to engage our online students in meaningful graduate work that equals what they would receive in a campus-based classroom.”

Niagara University’s College of Education offers several online program options, including M.S.Ed. and advanced certificates in early childhood education, special education, applied behavior analysis, and educational leadership. Individuals interested in learning more can contact Graduate Education Admissions.

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