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2021 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific

Approximately 88,246 teacher education grade specific degrees were awarded to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific ranking analyzed 540 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in teacher education grade specific. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific students.

Choosing a Great Teacher Education Grade Specific School

Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific Your choice of teacher education grade specific school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 31% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 23%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 407 to 132 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Graduates Earn More After College

A teacher education grade specific degree from colleges on this list usually results in above average wages after graduation. While the average teacher education grade specific bachelors degree from U.S. colleges results in an average starting salary of $33,904, graduates of colleges on this list average $41,012.

Starting Salary  ( 36589 to 44610 )
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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 Grade Specific students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other teacher education grade specific students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized teacher education grade specific related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific students.

More Ways to Rank Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Grade Specific Ed Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

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

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study teacher education grade specific. 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 Grade Specific Ed Colleges

The College of New Jersey is a wonderful decision for students interested in a Teacher Education Grade Specific degree. TCNJ is a moderately-sized public college located in the suburb of Ewing. A Best Colleges rank of 167 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means TCNJ is a great college overall.

There were about 186 teacher education grade specific individuals who graduated from this degree at TCNJ in the most recent year we have data available. Teacher Education Grade Specific majors from The College of New Jersey get an earnings boost of approximately $7,988 over the average income of teacher education grade specific majors.

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#2

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University is a wonderful decision for students interested in a Teacher Education Grade Specific major. Rider is a small private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Lawrenceville. This university ranks 410th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Rider also offers a Master's Degrees in teacher education grade specific. Rider University teacher education grade specific graduates earn $6,988 more than the average grade specific ed graduate.

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University of Maryland - College Park is a great decision for students pursuing a Teacher Education Grade Specific major. Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 117 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UMCP is a great university overall.

University of Maryland - College Park is a fairly popular university to study grade specific ed in the United States with approximately 109 graduates in the most recent year we have data available. Teacher Education Grade Specific majors from University of Maryland - College Park get an earnings boost of around $5,088 above the typical earnings of teacher education grade specific majors.

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University of Delaware is a wonderful choice for individuals pursuing a Teacher Education Grade Specific degree. UD is a very large public university located in the large suburb of Newark. A Best Colleges rank of 87 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means UD is a great university overall.

UD offers teacher education grade specific degrees as low as an Associate's and all the way up to a Master's. Students who graduate from the grade specific ed program earn an average of $42,100 in their early career salary.

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Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn is a very large public university located in the small city of Auburn. A Best Colleges rank of 209 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Auburn is a great university overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, Auburn also offers 2 different higher degree levels in teacher education grade specific, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Soon after graduation, grade specific ed students typically make around $35,900 at the beginning of their careers.

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Baylor University

Waco, TX

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

Baylor University is one of the most popular universities to study grade specific ed in the United States with approximately 52 graduations in the most recent year we have data available. Teacher Education Grade Specific students from Baylor University get an earnings boost of approximately $3,488 above the typical income of teacher education grade specific majors.

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Located in the city of Raleigh, NC State is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 105 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means NC State is a great university overall.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, NC State also offers a Master's Degrees in teacher education grade specific. Soon after graduation, grade specific ed students usually earn about $39,000 in their early careers.

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UCF is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Orlando. This university ranks 312th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were approximately 550 teacher education grade specific students who graduated from this degree at UCF in the most recent year we have data available. Grads of the grade specific ed program report average early career income of $40,600.

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Located in the city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 218 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means USF Tampa is a great university overall.

With 182 individuals who completed this degree in the most recent data year, University of South Florida - Main Campus is one of the most popular universities to study grade specific ed in the United States. Graduates of the grade specific ed program earn about $40,000 in their early career salary.

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PLU is a small private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Tacoma. This university ranks 370th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Washington.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, PLU offers a Master's Degrees in teacher education grade specific. Graduates from the teacher education grade specific program at Pacific Lutheran University get $2,888 more than the average college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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

For those interested in something more advanced, Penn State University Park also offers 2 different higher degree levels in teacher education grade specific, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree. Students who graduate from the grade specific ed program make about $36,900 in the first couple years of working.

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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Located in the small city of Manhattan, K -State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 310th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Kansas.

For those interested in something more advanced, K -State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in teacher education grade specific, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Soon after graduation, grade specific ed students usually earn about $36,500 in their early careers.

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DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago. This university ranks 270th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

There were approximately 179 teacher education grade specific individuals who graduated from this program at DePaul in the most recent year we have data available. Grads of the grade specific ed program state that they receive average early career earnings of $38,800.

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Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Salisbury is a medium-sized public university located in the small suburb of Salisbury. This university ranks 383rd out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There were approximately 139 teacher education grade specific students who graduated from this program at Salisbury in the most recent data year. Salisbury University teacher education grade specific students earn $2,388 more than the average grade specific ed student.

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CUA is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. A Best Colleges rank of 217 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means CUA is a great university overall.

Catholic University of America is a fairly popular university to study grade specific ed in the United States with roughly 23 graduations in the most recent year we have data available. Catholic University of America teacher education grade specific graduates make $3,188 more than the average grade specific ed student.

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UNC Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in the small city of Chapel Hill. A Best Colleges rank of 60 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great university overall.

A popular choice for teacher education grade specific undergrads, there were about 89 students who graduated from this program at UNC Chapel Hill in the most recent year we have data available. After graduation, grade specific ed students typically earn an average of $36,600 in their early careers.

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

UA is a very large public university located in the city of Tuscaloosa. This university ranks 305th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Alabama.

For those interested in something more advanced, UA also offers 2 different higher degree levels in teacher education grade specific, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who graduate from this degree state that they receive average early career wages of $36,000.

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#18

Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

Whitworth is a small private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Spokane. This university ranks 285th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Washington.

With 105 students who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, Whitworth University is one of the most popular universities to study grade specific ed in the United States. Students who graduate from this program report average early career earnings of $39,500.

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Wheaton College Illinois

Wheaton, IL

Located in the suburb of Wheaton, Wheaton College Illinois is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of 121 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Wheaton College Illinois is a great college overall.

With 37 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, Wheaton College Illinois is one of the most popular colleges to study grade specific ed in the United States. Students who graduate from the grade specific ed program earn an average of $37,500 in their early career salary.

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Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Towson. This university ranks 490th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Towson offers a Master's Degrees in teacher education grade specific. Graduates from the teacher education grade specific program at Towson University earn $2,288 more than the average college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 408th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There were about 216 teacher education grade specific individuals who graduated from this program at Wazzu in the most recent year we have data available. Grads of the grade specific ed program report average early career wages of $42,300.

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UH Manoa is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Honolulu. This university ranks 455th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Hawaii.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, UH Manoa offers a Master's Degrees in teacher education grade specific. University of Hawaii at Manoa teacher education grade specific majors earn $3,288 more than the typical grade specific ed graduate.

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Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Located in the small city of Bellingham, WWU is a public university with a large student population. This university 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 Degrees in teacher education grade specific. Western Washington University teacher education grade specific majors make $2,388 more than the standard grade specific ed graduate.

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UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Minneapolis. A Best Colleges rank of 124 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great university overall.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, UMN Twin Cities also offers a Master's Degrees in teacher education grade specific. Graduates of the grade specific ed program state that they receive average early career wages of $33,800.

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Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 525th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were approximately 316 teacher education grade specific individuals who graduated from this degree at FIU in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, grade specific ed students generally make around $39,700 at the beginning of their careers.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific

#26

Hope College

Holland, MI
#28

University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA
#29

SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, NY
#31

Taylor University

Upland, IN
#32

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#33

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#34

Elon University

Elon, NC
#36

Ball State University

Muncie, IN
#37

University of Portland

Portland, OR
#38

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC
#40

Wartburg College

Waverly, IA
#41

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
#42

Harding University

Searcy, AR
#43

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR
#44

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
#45

Berry College

Mount Berry, GA
#47

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
#48

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 540 different United States teacher education grade specific schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
52 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
53 Martin Luther College New Ulm, MN
54 George Fox University Newberg, OR
55 Mercer University Macon, GA
56 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
57 Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
58 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
59 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
60 Trinity Christian College Palos Heights, IL
61 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
62 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
63 Bradley University Peoria, IL
64 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
65 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
66 Luther College Decorah, IA
67 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
68 University of Georgia Athens, GA
69 Bellarmine University Louisville, KY
70 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
71 Mount St Mary’s University Emmitsburg, MD
72 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
73 Valley City State University Valley City, ND
74 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
75 Union University Jackson, TN
76 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
77 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
78 New York University New York, NY
79 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
80 Elmhurst University Elmhurst, IL
81 Augustana College Rock Island, IL

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Teacher Education Grade Specific students that almost earned our Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific award.

Rank College Location
82 Winona State University Winona, MN
83 SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY
84 Stevenson University Stevenson, MD
85 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
86 Freed-Hardeman University Henderson, TN
87 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
88 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
89 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
90 Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville, OH
91 Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI
92 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
93 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
94 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
95 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
96 University of Mississippi University, MS
97 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
98 Edgewood College Madison, WI
99 Stetson University DeLand, FL
100 Gordon College Wenham, MA
101 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
102 Utah State University Logan, UT
103 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
104 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
105 Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
106 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
107 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
108 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC

Teacher Education Grade Specific by Region

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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 Grade Specific has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Subject Specific 40,256
Educational Administration 35,008
General Education 29,223
Special Education 27,544
Curriculum & Instruction 17,537

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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 Vgrigas. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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