Montclair State University’s online Master of Arts in
Educational Leadership program has been ranked #21 in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best
Online Graduate Education Programs survey.
The University tied for #21 – a significant increase from
the U.S. News & World Report’s
2017 ranking that tied it at #47. Released on January 9, 2018, the new ranking confirms
Montclair State’s growing national and state reputation as a research doctoral
“Our College is a national leader in preparing educators and
other professionals in rigorous and innovative programs,” says College of
Education and Human Services Dean Tamara Lucas. “Our online Educational Leadership program is
a prime example of our commitment to offering outstanding academic programs
that are responsive to the needs of our students and our other constituents.
The program’s ranking is a testament to the vision and expertise of the
program’s leadership and faculty.”
In arriving at its rankings, U.S. News & World Report considers five general categories,
including student engagement; student services and technology; admissions
selectivity; faculty credentials and training; and peer reputation.
“Quality content, delivery and service are an integral part
of the fabric of our team at Montclair State University Online,” explains
Executive Director for Online and Extended Learning Peter McAliney. “Best
practices and incorporating student feedback into our operations are important to
our continuous improvement. We are committed to providing top-quality online
education, and are happy that our efforts are recognized by both our students
and outside organizations that acknowledge what it takes to deliver a quality
Taught by an accomplished and highly regarded faculty, Montclair
State’s comprehensive online Educational Leadership program combines theory and
practice to give students the preparation they need to become effective school
leaders. The program’s flexible design lets students choose study options that
best meet their career goals and schedules. In addition, according to McAliney,
with its dedicated resources for course design, the program captures the best
practices in online pedagogy.
In addition to the online MA in Educational Leadership, the
University offers an online MBA degree program, online master’s degree programs
in Information Technology, Sustainability Science and Child Advocacy and Policy,
and a low-residency MFA program in Dance. Students may also earn a Certificate
in Gifted and Talented Education online, and new online certificate programs in
Appreciative Inquiry/Philosophy for Children and Educational Assessment will be
rolled out this spring and summer.