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2021 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific

Approximately 40,130 teacher education subject specific degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific ranking analyzed 272 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in teacher education subject specific. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for Teacher Education Subject Specific students.

Choosing a Great Teacher Education Subject Specific School

Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific The subject specific ed program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 28% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 397 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A teacher education subject specific degree from schools on this list usually results in above average salaries following graduation. While the average teacher education subject specific bachelors degree from U.S. schools results in an average starting salary of $34,140, graduates of colleges on this list average $40,732.

Starting Salary  ( 35979 to 45020 )
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Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Teacher Education Subject Specific students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other teacher education subject specific students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized teacher education subject specific related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Teacher Education Subject Specific students.

Best Schools to Study Teacher Education Subject Specific in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for a Teacher Education Subject Specific degree. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

Top 25 Best Subject Specific Ed Colleges

Every student pursuing a degree in teacher education subject specific has to take a look at The College of New Jersey. Located in the suburb Ewing, TCNJ is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of 167 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means TCNJ is a great college overall.

A preferred choice for teacher education subject specific undergraduates, there are roughly 104 individuals studying this program at TCNJ. Students from the teacher education subject specific degree program at The College of New Jersey get $10,168 more than the standard graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#2

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida is among your best bets if you're planning on studying teacher education subject specific. Located in the city Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 85 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means U of F is a great college overall.

There are approximately 217 teacher education subject specific undergraduates studying this degree at U of F. Graduates of the subject specific ed program make around $40,600 in their early career salary.

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Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Every student who is interested in teacher education subject specific has to look into Florida State University. Located in the medium-sized city Tallahassee, Florida State is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 160 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Florida State is a great college overall.

A popular choice for teacher education subject specific undergrads, there are about 130 students studying this program at Florida State. Soon after graduation, subject specific ed students typically earn about $42,100 in the first five years of their career.

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Any student who is interested in teacher education subject specific has to take a look at North Carolina State University. Located in the large city Raleigh, NC State is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 105 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means NC State is a great college overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, NC State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in teacher education subject specific, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Grads of the subject specific ed program state that they receive average early career wages of $40,100.

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#5

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Baylor is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Waco. A Best Colleges rank of 153 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Baylor is a great college overall.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Baylor offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Baylor University teacher education subject specific majors make $3,468 more than the average subject specific ed student.

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#6

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

Located in the city Louisville, U of L is a public school with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 428th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Kentucky.

There are about 251 teacher education subject specific undergraduates studying this program at U of L. University of Louisville teacher education subject specific students make $5,968 more than the standard subject specific ed student.

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Located in the small city University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 112 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Penn State University Park is a great school overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, Penn State University Park also offers 2 different higher degree levels in teacher education subject specific, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Graduates of the subject specific ed program make an average of $41,000 for their early career.

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#8

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue is a very large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette. A Best Colleges rank of 84 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great college overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, Purdue also offers 2 different higher degree levels in teacher education subject specific, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who complete this program report average early career income of $39,300.

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Located in the suburb Newark, U of Delaware is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 87 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means U of Delaware is a great school overall.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, U of Delaware offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, subject specific ed students usually earn about $42,100 at the beginning of their careers.

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#10

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

Ithaca is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Ithaca. A Best Colleges rank of 156 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Ithaca is a great college overall.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Ithaca also offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. After graduating, subject specific ed students typically earn around $42,400 in the first five years of their career.

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Located in the city Tampa, USF Tampa is a public school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 218th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, USF Tampa offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Soon after graduation, subject specific ed students generally make about $39,900 at the beginning of their careers.

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BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Provo. A Best Colleges rank of 109 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means BYU is a great school overall.

There are approximately 190 teacher education subject specific undergrads enrolled in this degree at BYU. Graduates of the subject specific ed program earn around $37,000 in the first couple years of their career.

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#13

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn is a very large public school located in the small city of Auburn. This school ranks 209th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Alabama.

For those interested in something more advanced, Auburn also offers 2 different higher degree levels in teacher education subject specific, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who complete this program state that they receive average early career earnings of $33,600.

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#14

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Located in the small city Bellingham, WWU is a public college with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 368th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Washington.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, WWU offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Teacher Education Subject Specific students from Western Washington University receive an earnings boost of about $3,568 over the average earnings of teacher education subject specific majors.

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Ohio State is a very large public school located in the city of Columbus. This school ranks 175th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

For those interested in something more advanced, Ohio State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in teacher education subject specific, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who graduate from the subject specific ed program earn around $35,100 in their early career salary.

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#16

New York University

New York, NY

NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of 130 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means NYU is a great college overall.

With 91 students enrolled, New York University is one of most popular colleges to study subject specific ed in United States. Teacher Education Subject Specific majors from New York University earn a boost of about $10,768 above the average earnings of teacher education subject specific graduates.

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Located in the large city Lincoln, UNL is a public college with a very large student population. This school ranks 248th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Nebraska.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, UNL also offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Graduates of the subject specific ed program earn an average of $38,200 in the first couple years of working.

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Located in the large city Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 124 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great college overall.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is one of the most popular school to study subject specific ed in United States exceeding 64 graduates last year. Students who complete this degree report average early career income of $37,400.

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#19

Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

Located in the town Valley City, Valley City State University is a public school with a small student population. This school ranks 1110th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of North Dakota.

There are approximately 114 teacher education subject specific undergrads enrolled in this program at Valley City State University. Graduates of the subject specific ed program state that they receive average early career earnings of $40,500.

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#20

Towson University

Towson, MD

Located in the city Towson, Towson is a public college with a very large student population. This college ranks 490th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There are about 125 teacher education subject specific undergrads studying this program at Towson. Teacher Education Subject Specific students from Towson University get a earnings boost of about $2,768 over the average earnings of teacher education subject specific majors.

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#21

Wartburg College

Waverly, IA

Located in the distant town Waverly, Wartburg is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This school ranks 492nd out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

With 22 undergrads, Wartburg College is one of most popular schools to study subject specific ed in United States. Graduates of the subject specific ed program earn an average of $39,800 in their early career salary.

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UST MN is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Paul. This school ranks 184th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

A popular choice for teacher education subject specific undergrads, there are roughly 50 individuals enrolled in this program at UST MN. Students who graduate from the subject specific ed program make an average of $36,600 in their early career salary.

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#23

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Located in the suburb Lawrenceville, Rider is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. This college ranks 410th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

With 34 undergraduates, Rider University is one of most popular colleges to study subject specific ed in United States. Grads of the subject specific ed program report average early career earnings of $41,100.

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#24

SUNY Cortland

Cortland, NY

Located in the town Cortland, SUNY Cortland is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. This school ranks 446th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, SUNY Cortland also offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Students who graduate from the subject specific ed program make around $35,100 for their early career.

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Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

Hofstra is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Hempstead. This college ranks 316th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

Hofstra University is a fairly popular college to study subject specific ed in United States with over 136 graduates last year. Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, subject specific ed students usually earn an average of $35,300 in their early careers.

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Rest of the Top Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific

#27

Boston University

Boston, MA
#30

St Olaf College

Northfield, MN
#32

Hope College

Holland, MI
#33

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
#34

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
#35

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA
#38

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ
#39

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
#40

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific award.

Rank College Location
41 Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI
42 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
43 Augustana College Rock Island, IL
44 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
45 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
46 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
47 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
48 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
49 CUNY Hunter College New York, NY
50 Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
51 SUNY Potsdam Potsdam, NY
52 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
53 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
54 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS

Teacher Education Subject Specific by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 14 majors within the Education area of study, Teacher Education Subject Specific has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Subject Specific Ed

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Aparajita Datta. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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