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UCM Ranks Among Nation’s Best for Online Master’s in Elementary Education

By Jeff Murphy, May 1, 2020

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WARRENSBURG, MO – The University of Central Missouri’s commitment to providing a quality, accessible and affordable education is gaining recognition through its recent ranking as an institution that offers one of the nation’s Best Online Master's in Elementary Education.

UCM ranked 20th out of 35 public and private colleges and universities recognized in a study conducted by Online Schools Report, a new authority in online education data. UCM was one of only two Missouri schools to be included in the top 20.

In their online feature, Online Schools Report notes that there is a tremendous benefit for anyone who seeks an MSE in Elementary Education in that “there are several different career paths you can take with this degree. Most programs will prepare you for either your initial teaching license or an advanced teaching license.”

Online Schools Report notes that individuals entering UCM’s MSE in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction program must already have a teaching license or professional endorsement in order to enroll. The program is designed to address the five propositions of accomplished teaching that were created by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

“Best of all, this program can be completed entirely online, which means you can fit it into your schedule for maximum convenience,” according to Online Schools Report.

Online Schools Report synthesizes data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the Bureau of Labor Statics, Payscale, and the College Scorecard. Ultimately, colleges are scored based on their commitment to online education, admission rates, student satisfaction, alumni debt, and specialty in the program in question.

Individuals who want to learn more about UCM’s online MSE in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction should contact Julie Hentges, professor of elementary education, at 660-543-8659 or


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