Essi Virtanen | News Editor
Sept. 7, 2016; 3 p.m.
Lindenwood’s School of Education has been ranked 19th in the country for its Educational Leadership program by Teacher.org, according to a press release published by the university on Sept. 1.
In the release, Dean of the School of Education Cynthia Bice said, “It is an honor to be recognized by an organization who is supported by a Coalition Board of Microsoft Corporation and the U.S. Department of Education.”
Teacher.org is an organization that is a resource for teachers and those who are interested in the profession. To determine the rankings, the organization made an analysis on 563 colleges with a focus on several areas, including relative size of program, graduation rates, default rates, tuition affordability, and availability of online education options. The top 20 schools were ranked by the organization.
Bice, who has been at Lindenwood University since 2006, said the Lindenwood University School of Education Educational Leadership Program “began based on great need,” and in the past eight years “its purpose was renewed with a vision to transform teacher leaders and those in school leadership into educators who make a daily difference in the lives of our nation’s students.”