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For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report rated the University of Florida College of Education as America’s best online graduate education degree program.

What does it take to rank No. 1? U.S. News says the college’s online program stands out for its strong student engagement, admissions selectivity and faculty credentials, among other factors. Read the story to learn more and see what students are saying.

The latest rating comes after comes after U.S. News in March ranked the College of Education 20th nationally among public education schools in on-campus graduate degree programs.


Online enrollments for the current school year


Number of current online course sections


Ratio of faculty to doctoral students

Distinguished Faculty


Dr. Joe Gagnon (left)

With his latest project, Gagnon aims to shed light on the devastating effects poor quality education has on formerly incarcerated teens.


Dr. Sevan Terzian (right)

Four of Terzian’s former students collaborated on an edited volume that explores how popular media images of American education have changed throughout the 20th century.

“I see science as being more than just developing kids for science jobs later on. You’re really creating an individual who is going to be functioning in multiple fields.”

Money for newly funded awards

Faculty at the College of Education won $15,944,299 for new awards in the 2014 – 2015 school year. That’s up from the $8,057,467 from the year before that.


Outstanding Alums


Jennifer Coxen was the first person in her family to attend college. Now she is funding scholarships to support deserving graduate students in the elementary education program — with preference given to first-generation college students.


Testimonials from Alumni

The program opened new windows into online teaching and learning in higher education, exposed me to the rich history the military has in distance education and innovation, and gave me a better understanding of the exciting challenges of integrating technology into K-12 educational environments.

Truly Hardemon, M.Ed.Curriculum & Instruction graduate, 2012

The faculty was very supportive throughout the entire program. There was never a time I felt slighted, in the terms of resources and support from the faculty just because I was an online student.

Meredith B. Coughlin, Ed.D.Education Technology Online graduate, 2013

The reputation and preparation at the University of Florida made me competitive among employers compared to other graduates. The diverse faculty interests coupled with opportunities to collaborate with other programs and departments allows graduate students a great deal of flexibility to pursue unique areas of interest.

I’m a proud alumni for life – Go Gators!

Eric Rossen, Ph.D.School Psychology graduate, 2007


UF Grads Dominate School District Teacher of the Year Awards

Lauren Marlowe, College of Education alumni and a teacher at Oak View Middle School, received Alachua County Public School’s top teaching honor, besting 39 other teacher honorees in the running, including 22 UF graduates of the University of Florida.

PhD scholar designs community workshops to help preschoolers, English language learners

Brittney Beck has organized two “design-thinking” workshops to gather stakeholders to explore two of longstanding challenges in the U.S. education system: How to improve educational outcomes for preschoolers and students whose first language is not English.

PK Yonge School’s Tony-winning musical tackles social justice issues with 1920s tunes, laughter

Can it be: 1920s themed musicals a “go-to” for teaching high school students about discrimination, bias, and social justice? That’s definitely not what P.K. Yonge School Performing Arts faculty thought upon first read through the script of The Drowsy Chaperone. In the search for a musical theater production with multiple leading roles for her cast […]

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