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Mount Union Online Master of Education Program Named Best in Ohio by U.S. News and World Report

February 07, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC — The University of Mount Union is proud to announce its online Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program has been named the number one online education program in Ohio and tied for the best online education program among private institutions in the United States by U.S. News and World Report for 2024. 

Among the several factors that make up the U.S. News ranking Mount Union’s M.Ed. degree program is tied for first in the nation in both faculty credentials and training and student engagement, further illustrating its commitment to flexible learning for today’s education professionals. 

"I'm incredibly proud of our M.Ed. students and faculty. These rankings provide evidence of the talent and commitment our faculty exhibit when engaging with students,” said Dr. Mandy Capel, professor, and director of graduate programs for Mount Union’s School of Education.

teachers working together 

Mount Union’s M.Ed. began in 2012 and has been offered in a fully online capacity since 2018. Its four concentrations in athletic coaching, instructional design and technology, educational leadership and Ohio principal licensure offer a versatile experience tailored to the goals of leaders in education at all levels. 

“Since the inception of Mount Union's online M.Ed. program, we have always made our students a top priority,” said Capel. “We meet students where they are and ensure that all aspects of our curriculum are relevant, engaging, and aligned to Quality Matters standards.” 


These rankings provide evidence of the talent and commitment our faculty exhibit when engaging with students."

capel headshot Dr. Mandy Capel

The University’s M.Ed. has produced numerous principals, athletic coaches, and district leaders at the forefront of educational technology and course design.

“Getting to sharpen my skills, learn new material and dialogue with other educators has been everything I needed to continue to serve my students and their families,” said Christian Price M'24, an educational leadership student and intervention specialist at Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School in Cleveland. “All of the faculty I have had the pleasure to learn under since I've begun my program have been extremely engaging and flexible. They have been quickly responsive when I have reached out via email or text, and a couple have even hopped on a Zoom session to discuss assignments and lead me in the right direction.” 

Mount Union’s M.Ed. program features flexible, seven-week courses in an asynchronous format that suits students’ unique schedules. Applicants have the option to choose start dates in summer, fall or spring, allowing them to tailor their entry into the program to best suit their preferences and commitments.  

Learn more about the rankings at Discover Mount Union’s M.Ed. offerings, admission requirements and exceptional outcomes at