College Choice Publishes Ranking of The 50 Best Master’s in Education Degrees

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EUGENE, Ore., Feb. 7, 2017 — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 50 Best Master’s in Education Degrees for 2017:

At a time when shortages of qualified teachers are looming in many states and school districts, future educators have the potential to advance quickly in their field, especially if they have completed a graduate-level education. A master’s degree can take an educator in a number of different directions: deepening a teaching skill set, preparation for work as a principal or other administrator, or curricular or technological support for schools and educators.

“And getting a master’s in education might not be a bad financial move,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “Due to the potential teacher shortage crisis, many states’ departments of education are working to increase the number of quality instructors in the classroom through policy changes, scholarships, grants, and loan forgiveness incentives.”

College Choice developed its list by looking at academic quality—assessed by student test scores, institutional reputation, and admittance rate—along with return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings.

The ranking for the 50 Best Master’s in Education Degrees for 2017 finds Stanford University in the top spot. Johns Hopkins University is in second, and Harvard University rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Arizona State University

Boston College

Brigham Young University-Provo

Clemson University

College of William and Mary

George Mason University

Harvard University

Johns Hopkins University

Lehigh University

Michigan State University

New York University

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Northwestern University

Ohio State University

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Purdue University-Main Campus

San Diego State University

Stanford University

Teachers College, Columbia University

Texas A & M University-College Station

University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Davis

University of California-Irvine

University of California-Los Angeles

University of California-Santa Barbara

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Connecticut

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Iowa

University of Kansas

University of Maryland-College Park

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

University of Southern California

University of Texas at Austin

University of Utah

University of Virginia

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Utah State University

Vanderbilt University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

College Choice is an online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.