WOODBURN, Ore., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Education Degrees, the leading guide to educational careers and colleges, has published its ranking of the 20 Best Online Bachelor's in Special Education Degrees for 2017.
Special education is one of the most challenging and demanding—while simultaneously deeply rewarding—jobs in the world. Most special education teachers choose to help children and young people out of a desire to assist those who are less fortunate succeed.
Knowing the shortage of special education teachers and the high burnout rate, it is vital for our country that we train teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to excel. The demand is real. According to the Individuals with Disabilities Act Data Accountability Center, nearly 11 percent of the K-12 population in the U.S. is receiving special education services.
"Unfortunately, special education has a high turnover rate, largely because of the amount of paperwork teachers have to deal with," Nick Plato, Managing Editor of Best Education Degrees, said. "On the plus side, if you're cut out for the role and you're qualified, it shouldn't be hard to land a position."
Best Education Degrees employs a robust ranking methodology based on a wide variety of reputed and reliable statistics. Three general criteria are used: a school's reputation score, calculated using selected categories of statistics from publicly available sources such as U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and college websites; an affordability rating using net price calculators and an average early-career salary (from payscale.com); and specific program ratings from the National Council for Teacher Quality 2016 ranking.
In first place in the ranking for 20 Best Online Bachelor's in Special Education Degrees sits East Carolina University, while Fort Hays State University takes second, and Old Dominion University takes third.
This is the complete list of schools appearing on the ranking:
City University of Seattle
East Carolina University
Fort Hays State University
Grand Canyon University
Mayville State University
Notre Dame College
Nova Southeastern University
Old Dominion University
St Mary of the Woods College
St. Petersburg College
Stephen F. Austin State University
University of Georgia
University of Hawaii in Manoa
University of Maine
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Western Governors University
Best Education Degrees is the authoritative guide to colleges and careers in education. It is designed to assist current and future educational professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and training in the field. Consulting the rankings and articles at Best Education Degrees, education students and professionals can grow in their skills, excel in their careers, and deepen their impact on their communities.
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