SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Top Masters in Education (www.topmastersineducation.com), a leading resource for educators looking to enhance their own educational foundation, has published its first annual ranking of the best value schools for Online Masters in Educational and Instructional Technology degree programs (http://www.topmastersineducation.com/rankings/best-value-online-masters-in-educational-instructional-technology/). The Top Masters in Education Best Value Rankings highlight the lowest priced, highest quality, regionally accredited online education degree programs.
At the top of this year's Curriculum & Instructional Technology ranking is Ball State University. Ball State offers an MA in Curriculum and Instructional Technology, which is a 30 credit hour course that typically takes two years to complete. This program is designed to marry the art of curriculum building with technology. Given that technology is ever changing, BSU's integration of these two educational programs will give their students an edge over the competition. With a concise program of high academic excellence coupled with low tuition as compared to similar programs Ball State should be on any prospective student's list of institutions to get their degree.
Schools making the ranking include:
1. Ball State University: Muncie, IN
2. Indiana University: Bloomington, IN
3. North Carolina State University-Raleigh: Raleigh, NC
4. Fort Hays State University: Hays, KS
5. University of Colorado-Denver: Denver, CO
6. Valley City State University: Valley City, ND
7. Lamar University: Beaumont, TX
8. Dakota State University: Madison, SD
9. College of St. Scholastica: Duluth, MN
10. Appalachian State University: Boone, NC
11. Bowling Green State University: Bowling Green, OH
12. Troy University: Troy, AL
13. Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ
14. Emporia State University: Emporia, KS
15. Northwestern State University of Louisiana: Natchitoches, LA
16. Walden University: Minneapolis, MN
17. University of Missouri: Columbia, MO
Schools and programs were evaluated based on publicly available information about accreditation, academic quality, student satisfaction, reputation in the field, and cost. "We believe this list offers a great starting point for students seeking an accredited, affordable, top quality online Masters in Education program focused on Curriculum and Instructional Technology," said Hugo Saucedo, Editor of Top Masters in Education.
"There has been much debate about the value of education and how much education should cost. Too often students leave college not only with a degree but also saddled with way too much debt. We believe the listed schools are not only academically superior but are also a superior value and offer every student an opportunity for advancement in their careers. Add to all this the fact that many of these programs hire experts in their given technology fields only enhances the value of their respective course offerings. This list covers every region of the United States and links potential students to these programs without them having to search for the school websites themselves. We believe this can be a valuable tool for those leading busy lives who need information that is well researched and readily available. "
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