U.S. News Ranks Online MS in Education Programs Among Best in Nation

February 6, 2024
US News

Buffalo, NY – The School of Education & Human Services (SEHS) at Canisius University earned high marks on the U.S. News and World Report 2024 rankings for Best Online Master’s in Education Programs. The ranking puts Canisius in the top 100 nationally at No. 88, rising 54 places on this year’s list. Canisius was also ranked No. 1 in Western New York and No. 4 in New York State. This is the seventh consecutive year the university was named to the list.

The rankings considered five general categories: engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer assessment, services and technologies, and student excellence. Canisius scored high in these categories, including ranking No. 17 nationally and No. 1 in New York State in faculty credentials and training. 

“These outstanding rankings from U.S. News are a testament to the long tradition of excellence within the School of Education & Human Services,” said Nancy Wallace, PhD, dean of the SEHS. “This is a reflection of the exceptional knowledge and professional experience our faculty bring to the classroom.” 

Housed in the university’s School of Education & Human Services, Canisius’ CAEP-accredited graduate education program offers online degrees in instructional technologies and curriculum design, educational leadership and supervision, special education (advanced), literacy education, physical education and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)

The School of Education & Human Services at Canisius prepares highly effective, socially committed professionals who value the Jesuit traditions of social justice and leadership through service. Programs are recognized for their small class sizes, the personalized attention students receive from expert faculty, and quality placements in schools and districts throughout the region and across the state.

For more information, please contact the Office of University Communications at (716) 888-2790.

Canisius was founded in 1870 in Buffalo, NY, and is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. Consistently ranked among the top institutions in the Northeast, Canisius offers undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional programs distinguished by close student-faculty collaboration, mentoring and an emphasis on ethical, purpose-driven leadership.