The University of Montevallo (UM) is ringing in the new year by celebrating their noteworthy accomplishment of ranking as one of the best online college programs in the nation.
Media company U.S News and World Reports recognized UM as having one of the top online college graduate programs for 2022, ranking their College of Education and Human Development program fourth in the state of Alabama and among the best nationally.
The secret to success
The secret to their success? Flexibility and close connection, which are best executed at a smaller establishment. Though UM only has a few thousand undergraduate students, it puts them at an advantage for adapting to the modern COVID-19 world.
“We are delighted to once again be counted as one of the nation’s best online graduate education programs. UM has fostered a commitment to quality online education. We’ve always excelled in educator preparation, but in the last few years, we’ve focused on how to best translate that student experience to the online environment.”-Dr. Jennifer Alexiou-Ray, UM College of Education and Human Development, Director of Graduate Studies
Requirements to make the list
The requirements to make U.S. News and World Report’s online college program list are split into five categories:
- Expert Opinion
- Faculty Credentials and Training
- Services and Technologies
- Student Excellence
To succeed in each of these categories is a tremendous accomplishment and Alexiou-Ray has complete faith in the students.
“Candidates in our graduate programs are already stellar educators,” she said. “We’re working with the best. As they go through our programs and graduate, they’ve grown their practice theoretically and practically to have an even greater impact on students.”-Dr. Jennifer Alexiou-Ray, UM College of Education and Human Development, Director of Graduate Studies
About the University of Montevallo
Located in Montevallo, Alabama, The University of Montevallo was established in 1896, since providing students with high quality education in a close-knit environment. UM aims to provide students with affordable, easy access to the top education and programs in the nation.
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