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Doctor’s Degrees in Elementary Education

25 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in elementary teaching. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 20% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 12.0% of elementary teaching graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Elementary Teaching Majors

In 2018-2019, 25 doctor's degrees were awarded to elementary teaching majors. This makes it the 34th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in elementary teaching at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 29,618
Master’s Degree 7,385
Associate’s Degree 1,782
Graduate Certificate 687
Undergraduate Certificate 302
Basic Certificate 147
Doctor’s Degree 25

Earnings of Elementary Teaching Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for elementary teaching students who are doctor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in elementary teaching. About 92.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2
Women 23
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Elementary Teaching

The racial-ethnic distribution of elementary teaching doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 17
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Elementary Teaching Doctor's Degree Students

There are 13 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in elementary teaching. Learn more about the most popular 13 below:

#1

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in elementary teaching from UGA. About 100% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Texas A&M University - Commerce. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,630 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Texas A&M Commerce. About 100% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in elementary teaching. Each year, around 50,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 60% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Alabama comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in elementary teaching. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,780 per year.

The elementary teaching program at The University of Alabama awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#5

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Ball State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,358 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,850 per year.

The elementary teaching program at Ball State University awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

New York University

New York, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

New York University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in elementary teaching. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in elementary teaching from NYU. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to elementary teaching that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Adult & Continuing Education 128
Teacher Development & Methodology 97
Early Childhood Education 16
Secondary Education 14
Teacher Education 9

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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