Grad School Hub Ranks McKendree No. 9 in Affordable MAED Degree

Master’s in Education Curriculum and Instruction Degree Program

(LEBANON, Ill., October 20, 2017) - McKendree University has been ranked ninth among the 30 most affordable online master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction at private, non-profit colleges by Grad School Hub. The ranking is published on the organization’s website at

A list of 84 private, non-profit colleges and universities offering online master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction, or closely related degree programs, was compiled using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database. The top 30 schools were then ranked based on affordability.

“McKendree University has nearly 200 years of experience serving the educational needs of Southern Illinois and the St. Louis region,” said Dr. James Dennis, president. “We have continued the long-standing tradition of academic excellence and are proud to be recognized for the quality and affordability of our Master of Arts in Education degree.”

McKendree’s MAED in Curriculum Design and Instruction is designed for current teachers juggling the demands of a full-time job, personal responsibilities and professional development. The program is a convenient option for educators who want to earn a graduate degree in a highly specialized field of education. Classes are delivered online or in class and taught by the same professors who instruct on campus. Courses include Action Research Planning, Adapting the Curriculum for Students with Special Needs, Character Development in Education, Contemporary Issues in Education, Curriculum Theory and Design, Educational Research and Statistics, and Multicultural Education. Admission requires official transcripts from accredited colleges attended with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. is an online resource providing expert information on high-quality accredited graduate degree programs offered by the nation’s best universities. Grad School Hub offers the latest information and advice on the best master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees in the country.

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