Morgridge Educational Leadership Program named among top in the nation

DENVER CO – The University of Denver (DU) Morgridge College of Education’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) program has been named in the top 30 nationally ranked best Educational Administration and Supervisionprograms by US News and World Report’s 2020 rankings. Coming in at number 27, the coveted spot in the top 30 was officially announced last week.

“This is big for us,” said Morgridge Dean, Dr. Karen Riley. “We’ve worked hard to create a program where the leadership skills are transferrable in and out of the classroom. We are seeing transformative leaders who graduate and keep in contact with their class cohorts for support, collaboration, and continued education. It is a unique program and it’s an honor to be recognized.”

According to the ELPS department chair Dr. Susan Korach, the ELPS faculty and staff are honored to receive this recognition.

“It fuels our efforts to continually improve our preparation and support for leaders, scholars and researchers,” Korach said. “Our students and the communities, schools, and districts where they serve are the center of our work and this ranking is reflective of their leadership efforts to improve teaching and learning.”

Morgridge is in good company in the top spot, listed among Vanderbilt, Columbia, and Harvard’s Educational Administration programs. The education college as a whole also made the top schools list, ranked at number 134 out of 200 in the top graduate schools in education.

The U.S. News & World Report rankingsare based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. Rankings data come from statistical surveys of more than 2,054 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 22,018 academics and professionals. The most recent surveys were conducted in fall 2018 and early 2019.

About DU’s Morgridge College of Education (MCE):MCE is a graduate college of education dedicated to creating positive change by unleashing the power of learning. The college infuses social justice, diversity and inclusion across its 23 advanced degrees in higher ed, teacher prep, public policy, special ed, counseling psychology, research methods, and information science.

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