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EHE’s Achterberg ranks among top 20 education deans

EHE News
June 02, 2015

Mometrix Test Preparation has included Dean Cheryl Achterberg, College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) at The Ohio State University, in its 2015 list of “30 most influential deans of education in the United States.”

Dean Achterberg is No. 18 in the nation, according to Mometrix Test Preparation. She has been dean of EHE since 2007.

Researchers analyzed a number of different factors including state and national awards and honors, education program rankings, individual degree program rankings and the level of pay received by graduated teachers from the schools examined.

EHE’s quality programming includes:

  • Eighth overall in graduate education among public universities in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report guide and No. 15 among both public and private institutions.
  • The Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award for the college’s physical education teacher education program from SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Education), the first time an entire faculty has been selected.
  • Middle childhood education degree program ranked No. 8 by StartClass, 2014.
  • Third overall in the TakePart 2013 list of “The Top 15 Schools for Aspiring Teachers.”

The college is a leader in literacy education, having received $83 million from the U.S. Department of Education since 2010. These grant projects improve the literacy learning of thousands of children in preschool through 12th grade.

The new Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC) examines efficacy and policy for preschool education. The Schoenbaum Family Center at Weinland Park is using a $16.5 million Head Start Partnership grant to aid low-income children under 3 years old and their families.

Scholarships, grants, internships, and eventually, quality careers demonstrate how EHE students benefit from learning with the college’s cutting-edge experts.

The college offers 140 graduate and undergraduate degree and licensing options, including majors, specializations, endorsements, licensure options and interdisciplinary specializations.

EHE enrolls 3,600 undergraduate and 1,020 graduate students. Undergraduate enrollment is comprised of 15 percent minority members, while graduate enrollment includes 16 percent minority members. The faculty and staff are equally diverse, with 23 percent and 17 percent minority members, respectively.


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