The College of Education’s online graduate program in education, Science Education Online (SEO), has been ranked 59th in the country by U.S. News & World Report. According to U.S. News, 208 online education programs were evaluated and assigned an overall numerical rank based on factors that include student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. Admissions selectivity was factored into the rankings for all online master’s degree programs.
SEO had 27 students during the 2011-12 academic year. Courses were taught by 5 full-time and 4 part-time faculty members.
The Science Education Online (SEO) graduate program combines the expertise of education and science faculty and K-12 teachers at the University of Massachusetts to develop science and science education courses that are inquiry-based and have strong practical components. Science Education Online is a collaboration between UMass Amherst’s College of Education and College of Natural Sciences.
For more information about the U.S. News & World Report rankings, go to http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/education/rankings.