Education Program Ranks No. 2 on Graduate Programs Website

Texas A&M University-Commerce has been ranked No. 2 in the Top 25 Online Elementary Education Graduate Programs list on

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Services offers several online programs that are similar to the “Elementary Education” distinction. There is a Master’s in Early Childhood Education, a Secondary Education Masters, Reading Masters, Curriculum and Instruction Masters, and certifications for Alternative Certification, Bilingual Education or ESL, and Gifted and Talented.

“The No. 2 ranking from is in line with other evidence that the C&I Department’s online graduate programs are fulfilling our goal of providing relevant education, and doing so in a way that is providing the connection and community needed to support students through the process and to completion of their degree,” said Dr. Martha Foote, professor and head of the department of curriculum and instruction.

Program rankings were compiled with data between September 1, 2012 and September 20, 2015. The data came from over 75,000 reviews from students participating in over 1,600 graduate programs around the country. The ratings are based on a 10 star system, with 10 being the best.

“The graduate program at A&M-Commerce allows for all online courses, so you could complete your master’s from anywhere in the world,” said current student Shelby Thomason. reaches current and recent graduate students through both scholarship entries and social media platforms. It assigns 15 different ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. The rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the ranking categories, which are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and translated into a final ranking for that graduate program. Each graduate program is not ranked until a minimum amount of graduate student surveys are completed for that program.

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