Three Edinboro Graduate Programs Earn National Recognition
Edinboro's Master of Education in Educational Psychology and Early Childhood Education and Master of Arts in Counseling programs all received a third-place national ranking in their respective categories.
Three Edinboro academic programs earned the national spotlight by securing the top three spots in three different educational programs in the U.S.
On college website, the independent.com, when it comes to counseling majors, ranks Edinboro University as the best.
When ranking colleges, the Intelligence looks for how well a school is doing online and in the classroom. Its purpose is to continuously develop online "resources, reputation, flexibility, affordability, faculty, and coursework."
Many professors had nothing but praise and a sense of pride of the accomplishments.
"These rankings once again demonstrate Edinboro University's ongoing commitment to graduate student success and academic excellence," said Dr. Erinn Lake, dean of the School of Education. "We are very fortunate to have a graduate school of such a high caliber located in the Erie region."
"Our rankings represent the high-quality education and high-quality faculty at Edinboro University," said Dr. Edward Snyder, head of the Educational Psychology program. "At a time when higher education costs have skyrocketed, students should know higher education at the highest level at the most affordable price is available at Edinboro."
"This ranking highlights the quality experience students receive while working with passionate researchers, clinicians and leaders in the field of counseling of the highest caliber," said Dr. Adrienne Dixon, head of the Counseling program.
Someone's ability to lead a fulfilling life is often affected by their mental health. According to the Erie County pa website, "Based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS), the self-reported percentage of Erie County adults aged 18 and above who were ever told they had a depressive disorder was 22% in 2016-2017 compared to 21% in 2011-2013 (Figure 1). This is higher than PA at 19% (2016) and the U.S. at 17% (2016). This can be a big opportunity if used correctly, for the Erie Health Department.
"The needs of young children are as important as ever in our assessment-driven climate," said Dr. Karen Lindeman, head of the Early Childhood Education program. "We need skilled early childhood professionals who focus on the specific needs of these unique learners."
View the comprehensive list of 2020 rankings at Intelligent.com Best Online Degrees.
To learn more about Edinboro University's award-winning programming in the School of Graduate Studies, visit gradschool.edinboro.edu.
Simonique Dietz is a student intern of the Erie Reader. She can be reached at Simonique@ErieReader.com, or you can follow her on Instagram @dietz_digital_pro.