University of Northern Colorado

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Educational Psychology MA: Teaching Applications SpecEd: Deaf/Hard of Hearing MA
Educational Leadership MA: Principal Licensure (for Rural School Districts) SpecEd: Early Childhood Special Ed MA
Native American Innovative Leadership (NAIL): Educational Leadership & Spec Ed Admin SpecEd: Generalist MA
Natural Sciences MA: K-12 Teaching Emphasis SpecEd: Gifted & Talented MA
Linguistically Diverse Education MAT Sped: Intervention Specialist MA
Curriculum Studies MAT SpecEd: Visual Impairment MA
Theatre Education MA
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Our OEDU courses are taught by UNC faculty members and are the same in quality as our face-to-face courses. Faculty advisors are readily available to assist students with course and advising needs. . Programs are offered in convenient, flexible, and accelerated formats. UNC is committed to implementing Quality Matters standards for the design of our online courses.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 13
Concentrations offered
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Special Education and Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Educational Administration and Supervision Educational Psychology
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 88


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 24 full-time; 4 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 18
Average experience teaching online courses 5 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty N/A

Class Size

Average class size 10
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations No
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students Forbidden
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2.5 years
Required time to earn degree 3 years

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