Best Education Degrees, the leading guide to educational careers and colleges, has published its rankings of the 50 Best Master’s in Educational Technology Degrees. How did ASU’s technology degrees fare in the ranking?

The first-place finisher for the Best Master’s in Educational Technology Degrees is Florida State UniversityOhio State University is second, and Arizona State University is third.

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Technology can be used to close longstanding achievement gaps, provide personalized learning paths for exceptional students, and address academic weaknesses before they become a problem. In fact, technology could radically transform almost everything we know about education.

“EdTech has a lot of promise, but here’s the catch,” Nick Sadowski, Managing Editor of Best Education Degrees, said. “Technology is only useful when educators know how to use it.

“That’s where this ranking comes in. These degrees prepare teachers and administrators to make effective use of the latest in EdTech.”

Best Education Degrees examined both student success and institutional excellence in order to compile this ranking. Institutional excellence is calculated by measuring factors such as endowment size, reputation, graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio, and incoming students test scores. Student success is calculated by measuring average financial aid packages, tuition costs, average starting salary for graduates, and student indebtedness at graduation. Data comes from IPEDS, PayScale, U.S. News and World Report, and individual college websites.

Here’s what the report said about ASU: “As a top ranked research institution, Arizona State University has an ever-expanding academic catalog of graduate degrees and professional certificates. Currently, 56 programs are available in education and teaching alone. The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College was recently ranked number four in the nation among the best graduate colleges of education in public universities (and number 11 among both public and private institutions). The M.Ed. in Educational Technology is a perfect example of why the Fulton Teachers College has risen rapidly in the national rankings for six consecutive years.”