Concordia University Wisconsin's online Master's in Reading and Literacy program has been ranked the 36th best in the United States by Online Masters and is the lone Wisconsin school on the list.

The Seattle-based company ranked a total of 50 universities, the top five being Texas A&M, Indiana University, the University of Florida, the University of Kansas and the University of Cincinnati. Rankings are based in part on demonstrated quality, the types of courses provided, strength of faculty, and utilizing the latest methods in literacy education. “Concordia’s program stands out as one of the best in the US,” according to Barbara Montgomery, program recognition manager of Online Masters. She went on to say that research found CUW’s program to additionally be Best In Leadership Training.

“We are proud to be recognized as the leading online Literacy program in Wisconsin,” said Dr. Steven Witt, graduate literacy program director and director of graduate education programs. “Concordia’s instructors use evidence-based knowledge and practical strategies, as we prepare candidates to emerge as transformative literacy leaders of tomorrow. Our licensure programs are customized and self-paced to meet the needs of today’s educators,” added Witt.

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