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Online graduate programs remain among best in nation according to U.S. News and World Report

The online graduate education programs offered by the University of Delaware College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) have advanced an additional place in U.S. News and World Report’s 2024 rankings, again placing them in the top 6% of all online graduate programs in education. Housed within CEHD’s School of Education (SOE), the online graduate programs are now ranked 19 out of 316 programs, again seated among the best in the nation. 

“This year, our College advanced again in U.S. News and World Report’s online graduate education rankings, which solidifies our programs’ place within the top 20 of more than 300 programs across the nation,” said Gary T. Henry, dean of CEHD and professor in the SOE and the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration. “Our programs are designed and primarily taught by full-time faculty who are leading experts in both online education and the program field. In addition to offering a research-based, high-quality curriculum, they are committed to fostering an engaging, responsive and supportive online environment for our students. I’m proud that our College is able to support literacy specialists, educational technology specialists, teacher leaders and others through our programs.”

CEHD offers three online master’s degrees in educational technology, literacy and teacher leadership. Across all programs, full-time faculty renowned for both teaching and research designed the curriculum to meet the needs of aspiring educational professionals and certified teachers within a flexible and engaging format. Courses run for five, seven or 14 weeks, depending on the program. 

Students and alumni of CEHD’s online programs consistently praise the flexible schedule, strong relationships with faculty and real-world curricula, often immediately applicable to their educational contexts.

Declan French graduated from CEHD’s Teacher Leadership program in 2021 and is now curriculum supervisor at Martin Luther School in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. He shared his experience in the program, emphasizing the careful design of the program and supportive faculty.

“The faculty I have worked with along the way have been wonderful,” said French. “Professors design their classes, materials and readings to serve a practical purpose that can be immediately applied to our work. Their feedback was always personalized and helped guide my thinking on projects. I have particularly appreciated those times when, having had the same professor for multiple courses, they referenced my work from a previous class and helped me make connections between myriad ideas.”

To learn more about our online programs, visit our website.