Radford University math education online master’s program ranked among the best in the U.S.

For the second consecutive year, Intelligent.com has ranked Radford University’s fully online math education program on its listing of the best online master’s in mathematics degree programs.

The higher education planning and rankings organization placed the Radford program at No. 29 out of all the prestigious math education programs it ranked for the Best Online Masters in Math Education Degree Programs for 2021.

Intelligent.com analyzed 140 schools for the ranking, and only 37 made this year’s list.

“We are honored to once again be ranked among the top programs in the country,” said math education concentration graduate program coordinator and professor Darryl Corey, Ph.D. “This is the program’s fourth national ranking since 2018. This speaks to the continued hard work and commitment to excellence by our faculty, staff, and students.” 

Intelligent.com assessed 1,280 accredited colleges and universities for its comprehensive 2021 research guide. It evaluated each program on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment. It also evaluated programs based on outcomes, cost, faculty, flexibility and reputation in the field. 

Radford received special recognition for being a program that is highly recommended by its alumni.

This year’s rankings were calculated through “a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third party evaluations,” Intelligent.com stated. “The algorithm collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each university.”

The ranking adds to a list of accolades given recently to the Radford math education program. In 2019, OnlineMasters.com ranked Radford University’s program No. 25 in the U.S. on its Best Online Master’s in Math Education Programs list. Grad School Hub ranked the program 23rd on its list of Most Affordable Master’s in Math Education Online for 2018.

Radford’s math education content area studies program offers teachers the opportunity to enroll in courses where they can earn a master’s degree or a certificate entirely online.

Teachers seeking a master’s degree at Radford University complete a 36 credit-hour program, which includes 18 credit hours of math content and 18 credit hours of education, technology and research. The certificate program consists of 18 credit hours of math content.

The program is designed for:

  • Secondary math teachers;
  • Mathematics teachers who wish to teach dual-enrollment; and
  • Prospective college/university math instructors.

The master’s program enhances secondary math teachers’ knowledge for teaching while providing the math content preparation required for teaching at most two-or four-year colleges.

The math education program is offered through Radford University’s School of Teacher Education and Leadership, part of the College of Education and Human Development.

Apr 9, 2021
Chad Osborne