December 3, 2020

University of Montevallo named best teaching school in Alabama  

The University of Montevallo has been named the best school in the state and one of the top schools in the southeast for graduate programs in instructional media design, specifically instructional technology.

Teaching Degree Search recently released its 2021 Best Teaching Schools rankings, and UM was named the best instructional media design school in Alabama, the best instructional media design graduate school in Alabama and one of the top 10 instructional media design schools in the southeast.

The rankings were compiled using data from the U.S. Department of Education and other factors such as salaries of graduates, average student loan debt and graduation rate.

UM’s top ranking means the University offers a high-quality, affordable education to students interested in earning a graduate degree in instructional media.

“The Ed.S. in instructional technology is an innovative program that is available to professionals from P-16 educational environments as well as those in business training fields,” said Dr. Courtney Bentley, dean of UM’s College of Education and Human Development. “This fully online program provides convenient and robust advanced preparation for educational professionals seeking to learn more about leadership, training and the integration of technology to aid in reaching the instructional goals of their respective organizations.”

To learn more about the UM College of Education and Human Development’s undergraduate and graduate programs, visit