Valley City State University’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in elementary education has been ranked 8th on College Choice’s list of “25 Best Online Master’s in Elementary Education Degrees for 2017.”The College Choice ranking includes several factors that reflect both program quality and return on investment. A composite score is developed by weighing standard academic reputation rankings, program tuition rates, early career earnings of graduates and school acceptance rates. All programs on the list are accredited.“The recognition from College Choice meshes with the pride we have for our program,” said Heather Kvilvang, Ph.D., VCSU assistant professor of education and chair of the elementary education master’s concentration. “Although we’re completely online, we pride ourselves on the personal attention we give our students and the care we take to enhance their educational experience.”VCSU’s M.Ed. program offers six concentrations, including the elementary education program recognized by College Choice. Other concentrations include English education, library and information technologies, teaching English language learners, teaching and technology, and technology education. The university also offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree program, also fully online.The College Choice rankings can be found online at www.collegechoice.net/rankings/online-masters-in-elementary-education-degrees.