Southeastern's education graduate program listed among best
Thursday, May 21, 2015
by: Rene Abadie
SOUTHEASTERN EDUCATION PROGRAM HONORED -- Southeastern Louisiana University education student Jessica Lavander of Zachary works with five-year-old Emma Holmes of Walker in one of the new play rooms in the university’s College of Education. The college was recently ranked 44th in the nation by the website onlinemastersprograms.org.
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s graduate program in education has
been listed among the best in the nation, according to website onlinemastersprograms.org.
Southeastern was ranked 44 and was the only program in Louisiana to be recognized.
The listing, designed to help prospective graduate students learn more about what it considers the best programs, cited Southeastern for its dedication to online or hybrid education, commitment to providing an excellent graduate-level curriculum, and for comprehensive, academic and career services.
“We are proud to again be recognized for the quality educational opportunities we present to graduate education students,” said Shirley Jacob, interim dean of the College of Education. “Increasingly, teachers and school administrators need additional preparation beyond the undergraduate degree in order to help students and their schools achieve the degree of success that is being asked of them.”
Southeastern’s graduate program in education offers master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction and special education and a doctoral program in educational leadership.
The site noted Southeastern’s emphasis on core classes that explore educational research, child development and learning, education of young children with disabilities, family collaboration, classroom techniques and best practices.
Using nationally certified data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Online Master’s Programs confirmed the university provides valuable assistance to graduating students in the areas of academic and career counseling, employment services for students and placement services for completers.
The ranking organization noted that these services are considered essential indicators that a school understands how to bridge the gap between an online master’s program and the working world. Any schools lacking these services were not included in the list.