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Online master's in elementary education ranked as most affordable

William Carey University’s School of Education continues to receive recognition for its elementary education master’s degree program offered online. Best Master’s Degrees ranked WCU as the #14 most affordable online master’s in elementary education program in the nation. 
 
“This ranking is another recognition of Carey’s efforts to provide quality educational programs at affordable prices,” said Carey President Tommy King. “The School of Education is commended for its efforts to serve the needs of area educators.”
 
To determine the rankings, Best Master’s Degrees reviewed 113 accredited colleges and universities that offered an online master’s in elementary education, early childhood education, or closely related program. The information used to determine the initial pool of schools was taken from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) College Navigator. 
 
The pool was then narrowed to institutions with rankings from at least one major publication, such as Forbes magazine, The Princeton Review, or U.S. News and World Report. The 30 most affordable of these recognized institutions were ranked in order of affordability based on recent graduate tuition/fees, also listed by College Navigator. 
 
Earlier this year, Best College Values ranked WCU as number five on a national list of the most affordable online master’s degrees in elementary education. 
 
School of Education Dean Ben Burnett said Carey seeks to provide affordable online programs that meet the needs of educators.
 
“The classes are delivered in a fully online format that is perfect for the working student who wants to take their education to the next level,” said Burnett.
 
Master’s in Elementary Education Degree
The objective of the master’s degree in elementary education is to help teachers build their skills in order to create positive changes in their classrooms and school districts. 
The master’s degree in elementary education requires 30 hours of course work and may be completed in 15 months. Students may begin the program any term during the school year. The program engages students in the most current research, technology, and evidence-based best practices in working with children at all levels to reach their highest potential. Students will also have the opportunity to build a portfolio of materials to use in day-to-day instruction.
 
Students who complete a degree in elementary education can find work as elementary school teachers, curriculum directors, educational consultants, interventional specialists, educational researchers, community college instructors, and evaluation specialists. 
 
Click here to see more information about the online master’s degree in elementary education offered at William Carey University. You may also contact the School of Education at (601) 318-6600 or email Dr. Sue Whitcomb at swhitcomb@wmcarey.edu