Master of Education programs ranked among best in nation

Friends University’s Master of Education online program is ranked No. 19 in the nation, according to In a compilation of the best master’s in education online, Friends University came in at No. 19 in the nation and was the only private university in Kansas listed.

To determine the top 30 colleges, staff members compared the program strength, student engagement and return on investment of accredited nonprofit colleges.

“It is not surprising that our Master of Education program is ranked among the top colleges in the nation,” said Dr. Jasper Lesage. “Our program is very strong and has a couple of paths from which students can choose.”

Both the Teaching and Learning and the Special Education High Incidence tracks are offered in on-campus and online formats. Started in 1987 (with an online option added in 2010), the Master of Education degree at Friends University focuses on the practical application of effective classroom learning-teaching skills, student advocacy, differentiated instruction and educational leadership. The programs are accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and feature six core classes that students can combine with 12 Friends University teacher education workshop hours to customize their degree program.

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Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.