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2021 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific

Approximately 88,246 teacher education grade specific degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the right fit. 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 25 schools 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 translates into above average earnings after graduation. While the average teacher education grade specific bachelors degree from U.S. schools 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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$49,000

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

Best Schools to Study Teacher Education Grade Specific in United States

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for teacher education grade specific majors. 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 540 schools analyzed, only 25 earned the distinction of being on this list.

Top 25 Best Grade Specific Ed Colleges

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

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, TCNJ also offers a Master's Degree in teacher education grade specific. Teacher Education Grade Specific majors from The College of New Jersey earn a boost of approximately $7,988 above the typical earnings of teacher education grade specific graduates.

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#2

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University is a good option for individuals interested in a Teacher Education Grade Specific major. Rider is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Lawrenceville. This school ranks 410th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Rider offers a Master's Degree in teacher education grade specific. Rider University teacher education grade specific graduates make $6,988 more than the average grade specific ed student.

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

A preferred major for teacher education grade specific undergrads, there are approximately 109 learners enrolled in this program at UMCP. Graduates from the teacher education grade specific degree program at University of Maryland - College Park earn $5,088 above the standard college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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University of Delaware is a great choice for individuals interested in a Teacher Education Grade Specific degree. U of Delaware is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Newark. A Best Colleges rank of 87 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means U of Delaware is a great school overall.

There are about 194 teacher education grade specific undergrads enrolled in this degree at U of Delaware. Graduates of the grade specific ed program make an average of $42,100 in the first couple years of their career.

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Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Located in the city Auburn, Auburn is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 209 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Auburn is a great school 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. After graduating, grade specific ed students generally make about $35,900 in their early careers.

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#6

Baylor University

Waco, TX

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

A popular major for teacher education grade specific undergrads, there are about 52 learners enrolled in this program at Baylor. Students from the teacher education grade specific program at Baylor University get $3,488 more than the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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NC State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Raleigh. A Best Colleges rank of 105 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means NC State is a great college overall.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, NC State also offers a Master's Degree in teacher education grade specific. After getting their bachelor's degree, grade specific ed students usually make around $39,000 in the first five years of their career.

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UCF is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Orlando. This college ranks 312th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There are approximately 550 teacher education grade specific undergrads enrolled in this degree at UCF. Students who graduate from this program report average early career wages of $40,600.

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USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the city of Tampa. A Best Colleges rank of 218 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means USF Tampa is a great college overall.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, USF Tampa offers a Master's Degree in teacher education grade specific. Students who graduate from the grade specific ed program make about $40,000 for their early career.

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

A popular major for teacher education grade specific undergraduates, there are roughly 76 students enrolled in this degree at PLU. Pacific Lutheran University teacher education grade specific majors receive $2,888 more than the typical grade specific ed grad.

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Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the small city of University Park. A Best Colleges rank of 112 out of 1,715 colleges 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 grade specific, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Graduates of the grade specific ed program earn about $36,900 in the first couple years of their career.

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#12

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

K - State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Manhattan. This school ranks 310th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Kansas.

There are about 434 teacher education grade specific undergrads studying this degree at K - State. After getting their bachelor's degree, grade specific ed students usually make about $36,500 at the beginning of their careers.

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#13

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

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

There are about 179 teacher education grade specific undergraduates enrolled in this degree at DePaul. Graduates of the grade specific ed program state that they receive average early career wages of $38,800.

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Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

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

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Salisbury offers a Master's Degree in teacher education grade specific. Teacher Education Grade Specific students from Salisbury University receive an earnings boost of about $2,388 over the typical income of teacher education grade specific graduates.

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Located in the large city Washington, CUA is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of 217 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means CUA is a great school overall.

With 23 undergraduates, Catholic University of America is one of most popular schools to study grade specific ed in United States. Students from the teacher education grade specific degree program at Catholic University of America make $3,188 above the average college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Located in the city Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 60 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great school overall.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the most popular college to study grade specific ed in United States exceeding 89 graduations last year. Soon after graduation, grade specific ed students usually earn about $36,600 at the beginning of their careers.

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#17

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

Located in the medium-sized city Tuscaloosa, UA is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 305th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Alabama.

A popular major for teacher education grade specific undergraduates, there are about 191 students enrolled in this degree at UA. Students who graduate from this degree state that they receive average early career earnings of $36,000.

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#18

Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

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

Whitworth University is one of the most popular school to study grade specific ed in United States with more than 105 graduates last year. Students who complete this program report average early career wages of $39,500.

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#19

Wheaton College Illinois

Wheaton, IL

Located in the suburb 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 schools nationwide means Wheaton College Illinois is a great college overall.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Wheaton College Illinois offers a Master's Degree in teacher education grade specific. Students who graduate from the grade specific ed program make about $37,500 for their early career.

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#20

Towson University

Towson, MD

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

There are approximately 240 teacher education grade specific undergrads studying this program at Towson. Towson University teacher education grade specific graduates earn $2,288 more than the average grade specific ed grad.

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

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Wazzu offers a Master's Degree in teacher education grade specific. Grads of the grade specific ed program report average early career income of $42,300.

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Located in the large city Honolulu, UHM is a public school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 455th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Hawaii.

There are approximately 121 teacher education grade specific undergraduates enrolled in this program at UHM. Teacher Education Grade Specific students from University of Hawaii at Manoa get a earnings boost of around $3,288 above the typical income of teacher education grade specific graduates.

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Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

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

Western Washington University is a fairly popular school to study grade specific ed in United States with over 100 graduates last year. Graduates from the teacher education grade specific major at Western Washington University earn $2,388 above the typical college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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

There are about 384 teacher education grade specific undergrads enrolled in this degree at UMN Twin Cities. Grads of the grade specific ed program state that they receive average early career earnings of $33,800.

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

For those interested in something more advanced, FIU also offers 2 different higher degree levels in teacher education grade specific, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. After graduating, grade specific ed students typically earn an average of $39,700 in their early 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 college 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

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 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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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 Grade Specific has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

View All Grade Specific Ed Related Majors >

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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