The USD School of Education ranked highest of all South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota public universities.

“We are excited to be ranked No. 1 among online education programs in the region,” said Amy Schweinle, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education. “These ratings reflect the dedication of our faculty, advisors and staff who are committed to student success. They work to forge relationships with students to train tomorrow’s professionals who will make a real difference in our world.”

Online master’s education programs offered by USD included the following.

  • Adult and higher education
  • Alternative teacher certification
  • Curriculum director
  • Human development and educational psychology
  • Mental health counseling certificate
  • Pre-K-12 principal
  • School district superintendent
  • Secondary education
  • STEM pedagogy
  • Technology for education and training

U.S. News & World Report ranks programs based on engagement, faculty credentials and training, services and technologies, student excellence and expert opinion.

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