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Teacher Education School Rankings

Organizations and individuals have been ranking teacher education schools for years. In the US, a whole industry has arisen focused on the ranking of universities and colleges, including teacher education schools. Rankings of teacher education programs focus on graduate rather than undergraduate programs; however, if the institution offering the graduate program also offers an undergrad program, then these rankings may be of interest for helping you choose where to pursue your bachelor's. So you may want to consult publications like The Princeton Review, The Washington Monthly, US News & World Report and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) based in Shanghai, China: these regularly publish both general and specialty rankings designed to identify the "best" graduate and undergraduate schools and programs according to quality and value. If you are considering a community college teacher education program and want to know how they stack up against each other, you might want to look at the rankings published by Community College Week. Within the scope of teacher education, specific fields like special education or international teacher education may receive particular attention in various ranking publications. Less "official" rankings of universities and colleges can also be found in resources like StudentsReview or Rugg's Recommendations on the Colleges, and there are also a number of college guides (e.g., Fiske, Kaplan's, Barron's, etc.) and surveys (of guidance counselors, of students) which provide still more school or program rankings.

Each of these publications, however, uses its own particular set of criteria for ranking schools and programs. In the case of the controversial Gourman Report, the author specifically refuses to disclose his methodology. How then should all these rankings be interpreted?

First, the ranking reports often come with detailed data to support conclusions, and while data collection may be criticized, the editors of these reports usually make an effort to ensure that statistics are comparable. So the reports can be used by you to compare institutions and schools on the basis of the data provided.

Second, the statistics that come from the rankings can also suggest topics that need to be studied in more detail. For instance, if a school has a high acceptance rate but a low retention rate, you may want to ask why.

All university and college rankings have one other thing in common: they are a list of institutions and schools. Scanning the list might suggest a teacher education school that you had not considered or perhaps even heard of. Used this way, the rankings can help expand your list of schools that can then be researched in more detail.

However, you should never judge based on teacher education school rankings alone. Teacher education school rankings are important, but there are other factors that need to be taken into consideration. Schools that are less prominent may have a program that suits your needs better than any nationally ranked schools. Lesser known regional universities and colleges can also be a good choice if you wish to remain close to home during your studies. Often times, these schools have the strongest relationships with local employers. Once you have accumulated this information, you can create your own teacher education school rankings.

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Walden University
Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.
Programs Offered:
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Liberty University

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Programs Offered:
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Argosy University, Online Programs
Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges.
Programs Offered:
  • Curriculum and Instruction (EdD)
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Ashford University
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Northcentral University
  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
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Stratford Career Institute
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Columbia International University

For nearly a century, Columbia International University has educated people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. 

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Education (Instruction & Learning)
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Southern New Hampshire University

At SNHU, we believe everyone should have greater access to higher education. 

Programs Offered:
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Keiser University Campus

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Education, Teaching and Learning
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Arkansas State University - Online

At Arkansas State, we produce more than graduates-we combine the theory with the practice to create innovators and leaders of tomorrow.

 

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Education in Gifted, Talented, and Creative
  • Master of Science in Education in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Master of Science in Education in Educational Theory & Practice
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