"The colleges on our list offer demonstrated quality, support and now flexibility through online learning.”
Affordable Colleges Foundation (ACF), a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, has published its new ranking of 2015’s Best Online Teaching and Education Degrees. Schools included offer students affordable, high-quality teaching and education-related programs combined with the flexibility of distance learning.
"So many colleges have teaching programs with top-notch faculty and curricula," said Dan Schuessler, founder and CEO of Affordable Colleges Foundation. "But how many offer those things – and more – online? The colleges on our list offer demonstrated quality, support and now flexibility through online learning.”
Eduventures, a higher education research and consulting firm, reports that education and teaching programs are the second most popular degrees earned online today.
The University of Alaska Southeast online teaching program has earned a place on the list of the Best Online Teaching Degrees in 2015.
"Students looking to enter an education or teaching degree program have more learning opportunities than ever before,” said Schuessler. "The schools on our list continue to meet the increasing demand for online teaching programs and deserved to be recognized."
The listing is the result of a proprietary scoring system ranking colleges using various cost and quality metrics, including:
- Online tuition cost
- Number of online teaching programs
- Student-teacher ratio
- 6-year graduation rate
- % undergraduate students receiving aid
- EPP accreditation
The ranking and data can be found at Affordable Colleges Online.