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2021 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 100,925 degrees and certificates were awarded to teacher education grade specific students, making the major the most popular in the country.

There are so many teaching programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Teaching Degree Search has created the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 1,174 schools in the United States to see which bachelor's degree programs were the most popular for teaching students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Teacher Education Grade Specific program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Our analysis found Western Governors University to be the most popular school for teacher education grade specific students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the United States. WGU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City.

Women make up 91% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from WGU take out $22,970 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $227.

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#2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Out of the 1,174 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Grand Canyon University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Grand Canyon University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Phoenix.

About 91% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 9% are male.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Grand Canyon University take out $35,986 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $388, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Ashford University

San Diego, CA

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Ashford University is a great place for teacher education grade specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. Ashford University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of San Diego.

Of the 730 students majoring in grade specific ed at Ashford University, 3% are male and 97% are female.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, grade specific ed majors at Ashford University accumulate an average of around $35,704 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $358, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 1,174 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, California State University - Fullerton landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Fullerton, Cal State Fullerton is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 531 students majoring in grade specific ed at Cal State Fullerton, 6% are male and 94% are female.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Central Florida is a great place for teacher education grade specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. UCF is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Orlando.

Women make up 94% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

Grade Specific Ed majors at UCF take out an average of $19,401 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $195.

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California State University - Sacramento landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree teacher education grade specific programs. Sac State is a very large public school located in the large city of Sacramento.

About 94% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 6% are male.

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#7

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

With a ranking of #7, Liberty University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. Liberty University is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Lynchburg.

About 95% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 5% are male.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, grade specific ed majors at Liberty University accumulate an average of around $28,005 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $274.

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Illinois State University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Illinois State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Normal.

Of the 396 students majoring in grade specific ed at Illinois State, 7% are male and 93% are female.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Illinois State take out $21,069 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $223.

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With a ranking of #9, Missouri State University - Springfield did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the midsize city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public college with a very large student population.

Women make up 84% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Missouri State take out $23,407 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $252, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California State University - Northridge landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree teacher education grade specific programs. CSUN is a fairly large public school located in the city of Northridge.

Women make up 95% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

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#11

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

With a ranking of #11, University of Northern Iowa did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Cedar Falls, UNI is a public school with a large student population.

Of the 348 students majoring in grade specific ed at UNI, 8% are male and 92% are female.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, grade specific ed majors at UNI accumulate an average of around $22,098 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $233.

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#12

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. NAU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Flagstaff.

Women make up 92% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at NAU take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $19,622. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $202, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#13

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

With a ranking of #13, Central Washington University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. CWU is a fairly large public school located in the town of Ellensburg.

Women make up 86% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at CWU take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $20,188. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $208.

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With a ranking of #14, California State University - Los Angeles did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. Cal State LA is a fairly large public school located in the city of Los Angeles.

About 96% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 4% are male.

Grade Specific Ed majors at Cal State LA take out an average of $16,617 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $146, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Florida International University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. FIU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Miami.

About 99% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 1% are male.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from FIU carry an average student debt load of $20,521. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $190.

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Ohio University - Athens Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the town of Athens, OHIO Athens is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 76% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from OHIO Athens carry an average student debt load of $22,969. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $237, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Arizona State University - Tempe came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 82% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 18% are male.

Grade Specific Ed majors at ASU - Tempe take out an average of $20,620 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $195.

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#18

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Manhattan, K -State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 252 students majoring in grade specific ed at K -State, 26% are male and 74% are female.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from K -State carry an average student debt load of $23,518. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $251.

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #19 on the list. WCUPA is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of West Chester.

Of the 250 students majoring in grade specific ed at WCUPA, 7% are male and 93% are female.

Grade Specific Ed majors at WCUPA take out an average of $22,693 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $261.

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University of Phoenix - Arizona did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #20 on the list. UOPX - Arizona is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of Tempe.

Of the 231 students majoring in grade specific ed at UOPX - Arizona, 8% are male and 92% are female.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from UOPX - Arizona take out $39,361 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $412, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#21

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. ECU is a very large public school located in the city of Greenville.

About 94% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 6% are male.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at ECU take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $23,008. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Iowa State University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 226 students majoring in grade specific ed at Iowa State, 9% are male and 91% are female.

Grade Specific Ed majors at Iowa State take out an average of $23,050 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $252, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#23

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

Kennesaw State University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Kennesaw, KSU Georgia is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 223 students majoring in grade specific ed at KSU Georgia, 5% are male and 95% are female.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, grade specific ed majors at KSU Georgia accumulate an average of around $23,447 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $239.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #24 on the list. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the city of University Park.

Women make up 85% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from Penn State University Park carry an average student debt load of $24,261. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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University of Missouri - Columbia landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree teacher education grade specific programs. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a very large student population.

Women make up 81% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at Mizzou take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $22,315. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $254, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#27

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA
#30

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO
#31

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS
#33

Towson University

Towson, MD
#33

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA
#37

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY
#37

Utah State University

Logan, UT
#40

National University

La Jolla, CA
#46

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#47

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA
#48

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, GA
#50

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the schools awarded a Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1174 different United States teacher education grade specific schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
52 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
52 Troy University Troy, AL
54 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
55 University of Georgia Athens, GA
56 Winona State University Winona, MN
56 University of Mississippi University, MS
58 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
59 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
60 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
60 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
62 The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN
62 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
64 Washington State University Pullman, WA
65 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
65 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
67 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
67 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
67 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
70 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
71 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
72 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
73 Auburn University Auburn, AL
74 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
75 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO
76 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
77 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
77 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
79 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
79 Arkansas State University - Main Campus Jonesboro, AR
81 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
81 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN
83 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
83 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
85 Emporia State University Emporia, KS
85 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, PA
85 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
88 SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY
88 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
88 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
91 Westfield State University Westfield, MA
92 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
92 College of Charleston Charleston, SC
94 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
95 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
95 University of South Carolina - Upstate Spartanburg, SC
95 University of North Alabama Florence, AL
98 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
98 Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
98 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
98 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
102 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
102 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
104 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
104 Athens State University Athens, AL
104 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
107 University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis, MO
107 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
109 California State University - Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
109 Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies Fayette, MO
109 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
112 Valley City State University Valley City, ND
113 Marshall University Huntington, WV
113 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
113 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
113 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
117 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
117 University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN
119 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
119 Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC
119 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
119 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
123 University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI
123 University of Maine at Farmington Farmington, ME
123 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
126 Salem State University Salem, MA
126 The University of Tennessee - Martin Martin, TN
128 Northeastern State University Tahlequah, OK
129 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
130 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
130 Keene State College Keene, NH
130 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
133 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
133 Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL
133 National Louis University Chicago, IL
136 University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK
137 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
137 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
137 Montana State University Bozeman, MT
140 Murray State University Murray, KY
140 Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, MO
140 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
140 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
144 Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, LA
144 Wichita State University Wichita, KS
144 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
144 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
148 Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA
149 Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN
150 Purdue University Northwest Hammond, IN
151 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
151 Missouri Southern State University Joplin, MO
151 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
151 University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras San Juan, PR
151 Buffalo State Buffalo, NY
156 Queens College Queens, NY
157 The University of Montana - Western Dillon, MT
157 Martin Luther College New Ulm, MN
159 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
159 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
161 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
161 Clemson University Clemson, SC
161 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
164 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
164 Saginaw Valley State University University Center, MI
166 Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville, GA
166 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
166 The City College of New York New York, NY
166 Kean University Union, NJ
166 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
171 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
172 Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
172 Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR
172 Dalton State College Dalton, GA
172 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
176 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
176 Mercer University Macon, GA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
178 The University of Montana Missoula, MT
179 Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN
179 Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL
179 Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, PA
179 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
183 Dordt College Sioux Center, IA
184 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
184 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, PA
186 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
187 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
188 The College of Saint Rose Albany, NY
188 University of Idaho Moscow, ID
190 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
190 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA
192 DePaul University Chicago, IL
192 Wayne State College Wayne, NE
192 Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC
192 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
192 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
197 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
197 Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT
199 California State University - San Marcos San Marcos, CA
199 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
199 Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD
199 Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
203 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
204 Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS
205 Tennessee State University Nashville, TN
205 University of Maine Orono, ME
205 Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis, MO
208 New Mexico State University - Main Campus Las Cruces, NM
208 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, PA
208 Boston University Boston, MA
208 Henderson State University Arkadelphia, AR
212 California State University - Stanislaus Turlock, CA
212 Frostburg State University Frostburg, MD
212 Eastern University Saint Davids, PA
212 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
212 Worcester State University Worcester, MA
217 Anderson University South Carolina Anderson, SC
217 William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ
217 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
217 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
217 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
217 Concordia University, Nebraska Seward, NE
217 Newman University Wichita, KS
224 Shepherd University Shepherdstown, WV
224 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
224 University of Puerto Rico - Bayamon Bayamon, PR
224 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
228 Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, OK
228 Indiana University - Southeast New Albany, IN
228 University of South Florida - St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL
228 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
232 University of Mount Olive Mount Olive, NC
232 Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO
232 Rochester College Rochester Hills, MI
232 Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA

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Teacher Education Grade Specific is one of 14 different types of teaching programs to choose from.

Grade Specific Ed Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Elementary Education 39,946
Early Childhood Education 31,056
Secondary Education 9,585
Teacher Education 7,895
Teacher Development & Methodology 5,446
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 3,330
Kindergarten/Preschool Education & Teaching 2,085
Adult & Continuing Education 1,222
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Majors Similar to Grade Specific Ed

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

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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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