UVA School of Education and Human Development Named 10th Best Online Graduate School


Audrey Breen

The School's online graduate programs have been ranked No. 10 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

The University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development’s online graduate programs have been ranked No. 10 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings measure student and faculty engagement, services and technologies, faculty credentials, student excellence and expert opinion.

“We are pleased to be ranked among the top 10 schools in the nation,” said Bob Pianta, dean of the UVA School of Education and Human Development. “This ranking reflects the high levels of excellence and innovation from both our faculty and our online team.”

In addition to the overall ranking, which rated more than 300 schools, four academic programs were included in individual rankings:

  • Administration & Supervision: No. 6
  • Special Education: No. 4
  • Instructional Media Design: No. 13
  • Curriculum & Instruction: No. 19

“Our online offerings are unique because of the emphasis we place on involving our students in a community of their peers and ensuring all students interact with full-time, research-to-practice oriented faculty,” said Jenny Provo Quarles, director of online initiatives at the UVA School of Education and Human Development.

The School first entered the online space more than 20 years ago but has grown its online portfolio in recent years. The School now offers multiple Master of Education degrees, an Education Specialist, a Doctor of Education, and multiple online course series for endorsements and licensure.

“This year, the pandemic has reminded us of the importance of the work we do to curate high impact online experiences for our students,” Provo Quarles said. “We are excited to continue to grow our online offerings for new generations of students who are just now realizing they can, and want to, learn online.”

Details on the School’s online offerings, including enrollment and application due dates, can be found here.