SRU online master’s degree in special education earns national recognition


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Nov. 5, 2018

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's online master's degree in special education: grades 7-12 has been ranked among the nation's Top 50 best degree programs by

The program provides for a continuation of studies initiated during SRU's undergraduate program and permits students to develop state-of-the-art competencies in the special education field. The program is offered to students that already have an Instructional I or II Certification in Special Education or a secondary content area such as English, math, science(s) or social studies from Pennsylvania or other states.

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Methodology for the rankings included:

• Academic quality (40 percent)
o Academic metrics
o Online programming
o Faculty credentials and training

• Student success (40 percent)
o Gradate reputation
o Student engagement
o Student services and technology

• Affordability (20 percent)
o Average net cost
o Percent of students with loans and default rate

SRU was ranked 28th out of 50 programs.

To view the complete rankings, click here.

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