SRU’s online elementary-ed program earns ‘Top 20’ honor


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Jan. 15, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's online master of education in elementary education program has been named one of the Top 20 Online Master's of Elementary Education Degree Programs in the country by, a website resource for those who prefer virtual over conventional learning, noted SRU offers specializations in K-8 math/science, K-12 reading specialist and K-12 reading specialist with coaching literacy endorsement.

"Slippery Rock University offers students three unique masters in elementary education specializations, through which they will gain applicable techniques and understanding of their particular career goals," Rowan Jones, researcher/writer for the site noted. "Whether teachers wish to enhance their abilities in teaching math and science or reading and writing to young children, SRU provides thorough and complex curricula."

The K-8 math/science program is designed for teachers who want to become leaders in the instruction of mathematics and science. Students take courses to improve their ability to teach math and science by utilizing technology and national curricula.

The K-12 reading specialist program prepares educators to become reading teachers, diagnostic remedial specialists, developmental student skills specialist or resource specialists.

The K-12 reading specialist certification with coaching literacy endorsement enables teachers to become certified as reading specialists by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

In selecting its Top 20 schools, Online Schools Center evaluated, curriculum, accreditation, tuition, financial aid, student acceptance rate and degree outcomes.

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