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2020 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific

Approximately 43,242 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 346 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in teacher education subject specific. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 25 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 good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host 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 19% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 28%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 307 to 82 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A teacher education subject specific degree from schools on this list usually translates into above average earnings following graduation. While the average teacher education subject specific bachelors degree from U.S. colleges results in an average starting salary of $34,140, graduates of colleges on this list average $37,464.

Starting Salary  ( 31238 to 42061 )
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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 United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study teacher education subject specific. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list. Of the 346 schools analyzed, only 25 earned the distinction of being on this list.

Top 25 Best Subject Specific Ed Colleges

Any student pursuing a degree in teacher education subject specific has to take a look at The College of New Jersey. Located in the large suburb Ewing, TCNJ is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of 159 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means TCNJ is a great college overall.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, TCNJ also offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Teacher Education Subject Specific majors from The College of New Jersey earn a boost of about $13,436 over the average earnings of teacher education subject specific majors.

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#2

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University is one of the best schools in the country for teacher education subject specific. Syracuse is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Syracuse. A Best Colleges rank of 107 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Syracuse is a great college overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, Syracuse also offers 3 different higher degree levels in teacher education subject specific, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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#3

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida is among your top options if you're planning on studying teacher education subject specific. Located in the medium-sized city Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 73 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means U of F is a great school overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, U of F also offers 2 different higher degree levels in teacher education subject specific, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students from the teacher education subject specific program at University of Florida earn $3,136 above the average college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#4

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Any student who is interested in teacher education subject specific has to check out Auburn University. Auburn is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Auburn. This college ranks 195th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Alabama.

For those interested in something more advanced, Auburn also offers 3 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 wages of $33,600.

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#5

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

University of Rochester is a large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Rochester. A Best Colleges rank of 45 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means University of Rochester is a great school overall.

With 38 undergraduates, University of Rochester is one of most popular schools to study subject specific ed in United States.

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#6

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

Hofstra is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Hempstead. This college ranks 284th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

A favorite choice for teacher education subject specific undergraduates, there are roughly 168 individuals studying this degree at Hofstra. After graduating, subject specific ed students usually make about $35,300 in their early careers.

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Located in the large city Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 121 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means NC State is a great school 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 Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Students from the teacher education subject specific degree program at North Carolina State University earn $2,636 above the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#8

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

GMU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Fairfax. This college ranks 230th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

For those interested in something more advanced, GMU also offers 3 different higher degree levels in teacher education subject specific, the most popular of which is a Postbaccalaureate Certificate. Students who complete this degree report average early career earnings of $36,300.

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Located in the fringe town Oxford, Miami of Ohio is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 271st out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There are roughly 172 teacher education subject specific undergrads enrolled in this degree at Miami of Ohio. Soon after graduating, subject specific ed students usually make around $33,900 at the beginning of their careers.

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BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Provo. A Best Colleges rank of 102 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means BYU is a great school overall.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, BYU also offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Graduates of the subject specific ed program earn about $37,000 in their early career salary.

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Located in the large city Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 132 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great school overall.

With 70 students enrolled, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is one of most popular colleges to study subject specific ed in United States. Students who graduate from this degree state that they receive average early career income of $37,400.

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Located in the small city University Park, Penn State University Park is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 170 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Penn State University Park is a great school overall.

A preferred major for teacher education subject specific undergrads, there are approximately 83 learners studying this program at Penn State University Park. Graduates from the teacher education subject specific major at Pennsylvania State University - University Park make $3,536 above the average college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Azusa Pacific is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Azusa. This college ranks 428th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Azusa Pacific offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Soon after graduation, subject specific ed students generally earn around $32,200 in the first five years of their career.

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#14

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 100 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Purdue is a great college overall.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Purdue also offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Grads of the subject specific ed program state that they receive average early career wages of $39,300.

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Located in the suburb Storrs, UCONN is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 97 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means UCONN is a great college overall.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, UCONN offers a Post-Master's Certificate in teacher education subject specific. After graduating, subject specific ed students generally earn around $22,400 at the beginning of their careers.

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#16

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Located in the midsize city Tallahassee, Florida State is a public college with a very large student population. This school ranks 220th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

With 134 undergrads, Florida State University is one of most popular schools to study subject specific ed in United States. Teacher Education Subject Specific majors from Florida State University receive an earnings boost of approximately $4,636 above the typical income of teacher education subject specific majors.

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#17

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan is a large public school located in the suburb of Glassboro. This school ranks 404th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There are approximately 311 teacher education subject specific undergraduates enrolled in this program at Rowan. Graduates of the subject specific ed program report average early career wages of $36,300.

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#18

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Baylor is a large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Waco. A Best Colleges rank of 172 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Baylor is a great college overall.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Baylor also offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Students from the teacher education subject specific major at Baylor University make $6,736 above the standard college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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Illinois State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of Normal. This school ranks 305th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

For those interested in something more advanced, Illinois State also offers 3 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 $35,900.

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Located in the city Lincoln, UNL is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 276th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Nebraska.

There are roughly 197 teacher education subject specific undergraduates studying this degree at UNL. Graduates of the subject specific ed program earn around $38,200 in the first couple years of working.

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Ohio State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Columbus. This college ranks 206th out of 1,727 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. Graduates of the subject specific ed program make around $35,100 in the first couple years of their career.

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#22

SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, NY

Located in the town Geneseo, SUNY Geneseo is a public college with a medium-sized student population. This college ranks 267th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

With 68 students enrolled, SUNY Geneseo is one of most popular schools to study subject specific ed in United States.

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#23

SUNY Cortland

Cortland, NY

Located in the town Cortland, SUNY Cortland is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. This school ranks 484th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, SUNY Cortland offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Graduates of the subject specific ed program earn around $35,100 in their early career salary.

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#24

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

Ithaca is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Ithaca. This college ranks 213th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Ithaca offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Ithaca College teacher education subject specific students receive $4,936 more than the average subject specific ed grad.

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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh. A Best Colleges rank of 162 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Duquesne is a great college overall.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Duquesne offers a Master's Degree in teacher education subject specific. Soon after graduation, subject specific ed students usually earn an average of $34,900 in the first five years of their career.

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Rest of the Top Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific

#27

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS
#30

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL
#31

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#32

Towson University

Towson, MD
#33

Boston University

Boston, MA
#34

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV
#35

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
#36

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
#38

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD
#40

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
#42

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN
#43

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY
#44

Hope College

Holland, MI
#46

Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN
#47

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, NY
#49

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI
#50

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Additional Award Winners

This list represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 346 different United States teacher education subject specific schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of La Verne La Verne, CA

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
52 Ohio Northern University Ada, OH
53 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
54 St Olaf College Northfield, MN
55 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
56 CUNY Queens College Queens, NY
57 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
58 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
59 Samford University Birmingham, AL
60 Augustana College Rock Island, IL
61 Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT
62 Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City, OK
63 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
64 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
65 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
66 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
67 New York University New York, NY
68 Bradley University Peoria, IL
69 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA

Teacher Education Subject Specific by Region

View the Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
The 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 99,840
Educational Administration 44,405
General Education 31,485
Special Education 31,128
Curriculum & Instruction 17,977

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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.

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