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Georgia Southern’s online Master of Education Program earns Top 50 national ranking

Georgia Southern University’s online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership degree was recently ranked No. 48 in the nation by, a leading source that provides students with higher education research and free college planning resources.

“Our newly redesigned master’s in educational leadership is a great opportunity for those looking to transition into leadership roles within their school systems,” said M.Ed. Educational Leadership program coordinator Juli Sergi McBrayer, Ed.D. “Our program assists candidates in growing professionally through collaboration with our expert faculty and relevant, applicable curriculum.”

To determine the Top 50 rankings, analyzes statistical data and guiding principles to score factors in the areas of academic quality and affordability. Academic quality is determined by admissions, enrollment and retention rates, as well as the number of master’s in educational leadership graduates. Data is compiled from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics.

“Our online graduate educational leadership ranking aims to highlight school programs that offer quality academic curriculums while remaining accessible, affordable and flexible for today’s students,” said Stephanie Snider, director of “By earning a position on our ranking, Georgia Southern University has demonstrated their continued commitment to academic excellence and student outcomes.”

Georgia Southern’s 36-credit hour online master’s in educational leadership prepares classroom educators for entry-level, K-12 leadership positions. Candidates explore core curriculum courses such as transformational school leadership, financial matters for educational leaders, politics of public education and developing professional learning communities. Upon completion of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, students will have earned 250 supervised field experience hours, as well as leadership certification at the Tier I level for the state of Georgia and a Teacher Leader Endorsement.

The program was redesigned in 2016 to meet the recent revisions of the Georgia Professional Standards Commissions (GaPSC) standards.

For more information about Georgia Southern’s M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, visit To review the Best Online Master’s in Educational Leadership Programs on, visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit


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