If you’re exploring special education as your occupation, you may want to review the Online Schools Report which ranks the Best Online Special Education Degrees. Yes, a degree earned online.
OSR, the new student resource site, based their ranking strictly on data, prioritizing the school’s ability to deliver an online education comparable to an on-campus degree.
Every child deserves an education that best suits their needs. It takes a talented and compassionate teacher to help students whose disabilities hinder their education. The field has only improved since 1997’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Special Education teachers are now developing Individual Education Plans for every student covered by IDEA. It’s a demanding profession, but based on the numbers, these are the programs to get you there.
OSR recently went through a complete revamp. Part of the upgrade includes a new and improved methodology. OSR uses six data points to determine the best programs in a given field. Three data points focus on the quality of the school, and three focus on the quality of the individual program under consideration. The introduction of program-specific data helps OSR dive deeper into each program and quantify how that program has helped its graduates.
Enhancing Online Education
Online education is getting bigger and better—and giving traditional college campuses a run for their money. Leading education researchers have predicted that online education will surpass traditional learning within a decade! Online Schools Report will aim to ensure that these programs are held to the same standard as traditional education, while exploring the unique benefits online programs can offer.
Here are all the schools with the Best Online Special Education Degrees:
Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies – Fayette, Missouri
Chadron State College – Chadron, Nebraska
Chaminade University of Honolulu – Honolulu, Hawaii
Colorado Christian University – Lakewood, Colorado
Dakota State University – Madison, South Dakota
East Carolina University – Greenville, North Carolina
Fort Hays State University – Hays, Kansas
Grand Canyon University – Phoenix, Arizona
Indian River State College – Fort Pierce, Florida
Kent State University at Kent – Kent, Ohio
Liberty University – Lynchburg, Virginia
Midway University – Midway, Kentucky
Missouri State University-Springfield – Springfield, Missouri
Prescott College – Prescott, Arizona
Regis University – Denver, Colorado
St. Andrews University – Laurinburg, North Carolina
University of Alaska Southeast – Juneau, Alaska
University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia
University of Mary – Bismarck, North Dakota
University of Northern Colorado – Greeley, Colorado
University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg, Mississippi
University of the Cumberlands – Williamsburg, Kentucky
Western Governors University – Salt Lake City, Utah
Western New Mexico University – Silver City, New Mexico
William Peace University – Raleigh, North Carolina
The above list is alphabetical. However, read the full ranking here with additional information.