School of Education and Human Development Programs Top Forbes and College Factual Rankings

School of Education and Human Development Programs Top Forbes and College Factual Rankings

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SEHD’s Educational Leadership program, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program, and mental and social health services programs are ranked among the best in the nation.

These rankings directly reflect the level of care, professionalism, commitment, and integrity that we invest in our programs and our students.

— Interim Dean of the School of Education and Human Development, Evelyn Bilias Lolis, PhD

Programs in Fairfield University’s School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) have been recognized by Forbes and College Factual online rankings. The University's commitment to addressing critical societal needs in education and the mental health fields has resulted in multiple programs securing top positions in esteemed rankings.

This is indeed an exciting era for SEHD. These rankings directly reflect the level of care, professionalism, commitment, and integrity that we invest in our programs and our students,” said SEHD Interim Dean Evelyn Bilias Lolis, PhD. 

The global platform Forbes Advisor recently published an in-depth guide of online doctoral programs in educational leadership and ranked the top 10 U.S. schools offering this degree. Fairfield's School of Education and Human Development was listed among the Best Online Doctorate in Educational Leadership Programs of 2024. 

In its 2024 rankings, College Factual deemed the School of Education and Human Development the No. 1 Master’s Degree program in Connecticut in the Best Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor category.

Fairfield University's TESOL program has been awarded "national recognition" by the TESOL International Association, signifying that it has systematically assessed candidates' learning and has met rigorous standards developed by the speciality professional association (SPA) in that discipline.

Additionally, College Factual ranked Fairfield University No.1 (out of 43) in the 2024 Best Mental & Social Health Services Schools in the New England Region category, for its programs housed within the SEHD.

Fairfield University and the School of Education and Human Development also topped College Factual’s list of 2024 Best Clinical/Medical Social Work Master’s Degree Schools in the New England Region, in the No. 1 spot.

According to College Factual, clinical/medical social work is one of the most sought-after master's degree programs in the nation.

In a post-pandemic society that is still very much in a healing phase, our faculty and students are committed to serving the fields of education, leadership, and mental health with excellence, sensitivity, and the highest level of care for others. This is apparent in our training, in our scholarship, and in the caliber of professionals we put into the world,” said Dr. Lolis.

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