U.S. News & World Report boosts ranking for UMaine’s graduate programs in education

The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development is again ranked among the top graduate schools for education by U.S. News & World Report. For 2024, UMaine’s overall graduate program in education ranked No. 120, up 11 spots from last year.

UMaine is the only institution in the state to make the list for graduate education programming. The College of Education and Human Development offers several graduate programs for teachers and other educators, including master’s, doctoral and education specialist (Ed.S.) degrees, as well as graduate certificates. Several programs, including the Master of Education degrees in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction and Special Education are offered entirely online. The college’s Educational Leadership program recently started offering all of its degrees virtually, including the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program for K-12 educators interested in becoming superintendents and other district-level administrators. 

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report ranked UMaine among the best online master’s in education programs, naming it one of the top schools for veterans or active-duty service members. 

The 2024 overall graduate school rankings note that the College of Education and Human Development granted 18 doctoral degrees, up from four the previous year. Faculty members in the college also increased the amount of funded research received to $4.9 million, up from $4 million in the review period for the 2023 rankings. 

The rankings are included in the 2024 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, which includes ratings for the top business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing schools and programs nationwide. More information is available on the U.S. News & World Report website.