By Jennifer Martinez |Staff Writer|
The Graduate Program of Education at CSUSB was nationally ranked as number seven for 2015, according to graduateprograms.com.
CSUSB along with California State University Sacramento, were the only two CSU campuses to make the Top 25 Masters in Education Ranking list for 2015.
The overall ranking of the education graduate program at CSUSB was 8.5 stars out of 10 according to graduateprograms.com.
Many students were amazed at the high ranking of the program and even mentioned that commuting from far places was not an issue.
“Knowing that the education graduate program is ranked number seven in the nation makes my hour commute from Apple Valley worth it, said student Isis Fuentes.
This program along with over 1,600 others nation wide was ranked based on 15 categories. Some categories included education quality, academic competitiveness, student diversity and affordability of living.
The highest rating categories for CSUSB were the use of technology and faculty accessibility and support, according to graduateprograms.com.
“I am currently working on my Masters in Counseling and Guidance and it is a wonderful program,” said Henry Johnson, “The professors are all very knowledgeable, helpful and easy to get a hold of.”
With over 40 different graduate programs offered at CSUSB, the education program was ranked the highest among students.
Some of the other graduate programs and advanced credentials offered at CSUSB include the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Educational Administration and Rehabilitation Counseling, according to coe.csusb.edu.
Programs such as Counseling and Guidance prepare students to work in a variety of settings such as private sectors in hospitals, counseling clinics and higher education in order to provide leadership and counseling to those in need, according to coe.csusb.edu.
The College of Education at CSUSB encourages students to positively impact their communities by promoting positive social change and achieving social justice.
“When students are willing to invest time and effort toward their education, the quality of their future will be great,” said Professor Jose Rivera during his lecture.
All of the programs offered at the College of Education are accredited by the National Counsel for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, stated on coe.csusb.edu.
CSUSB undergraduate students have also considered applying to the graduate program of education because of the many opportunities it has to offer.
“I am looking forward to applying to the graduate program here at CSUSB, especially since we are nationally ranked”, said undergraduate student Natasha Fares. “I think this school would be an excellent option for me.”
The College of Education has a conceptual framework known as, “a wise teacher/professional educator” that is expected to reflect in all the graduate students, according to coe.csusb.edu.
Dr.Jay Fiene, Dean of College of Education, stated that the wise educator, “recognizes the complexities of teaching and demonstrates the willingness to try a variety of ways to assist student learning and development.”