The college was recognized as leaders in all of these specialty areas as well, with the following rankings:
- No. 2 – Special Education
- No. 3 – Educational Administration and Supervision
- No. 3 – Curriculum and Instruction
- No. 4 – Educational/Instructional Media Design
These specialty area rankings are based on peer assessment of academic reputation. Eligibility requirements include the institution having “received at least five ratings from peer institutions, been ranked in the main online master’s in education rankings, and verified in the peer assessment they offer the specialty or else had this verified by U.S. News.”
“Our faculty and staff have collaborated with ever-increasing effectiveness over the past five years to deliver education of the highest caliber to our distance learning students,” said College of Education Dean Glenn Good. “These efforts, along with the success of our students, have elevated the college’s academic reputation, which is recognized by our peers across the nation.”
The UF College of Education offers nine web-based degree programs, geared mainly to working teachers and school administrators seeking additional certifications, career advancement or professional development. In 2019, online course enrollments totaled 2,399.
The college’s instructional design team partners with professors to implement best practices and customize an online learning environment that incorporates audio, video and interactive elements aimed at improving student success.
“Our instructional design and media creation teams are working closely with faculty to build highly engaging online course content for our students,” said Jason Arnold, director of e-Learning, Technology and Communications. “We are always improving our work, reviewing what is having a positive impact and utilizing what the most current research tells us.”