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UCO Adult Education Master Program Ranked Among Top in Nation

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March 11, 2021

Media Contact: Rachel Baugh, Communications and Public Relations Coordinator, UCO College of Education and Professional Studies, 405-974-5408, 

UCO Adult Education Master Program Ranked Among Top in Nation

The University of Central Oklahoma is ranked as a top institution for the Master of Education in adult and higher education - talent development degree according to a recent national ranking by Central ranked 16 out of 25 and is the only higher education institution in the state recognized on the list.

Programs were ranked according to tuition cost, salary potential and overall student satisfaction.

"This national ranking showcases the strengths of our applied major where students gain practical knowledge and the skills required to develop training environments that foster employee learning and engagement," said Michelle Johnson, Ph.D., assistant professor and coordinator of the talent development program at Central.

"It is the unique mix of experience and scholarship that prepares our graduates to become highly qualified talent development professionals dedicated to the personal growth of employees."

The talent development program at Central provides students with the skills needed to work in industry training or government service-oriented environments, including public school adult programs, career technology education, corporate training and nonprofit community services programs.

In addition to the talent development program, Central offers master’s degree programs in adult and higher education-lifelong and e-learning, adult and higher education-interdisciplinary studies and adult and higher education-student personnel.  

For more information about the Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education - talent development program at Central, contact Rachel Baugh, communications and public relations coordinator for the UCO College of Education and Professional Studies, at 405-974-5408 or, or visit

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