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

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Finding the Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master'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.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Teaching Degree Search has created its Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 761 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular master's degree programs 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.

Check out the grade specific ed master's degree programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Our 2021 rankings named Grand Canyon University the most popular school in the United States for teacher education grade specific students working on their master’s degree. Grand Canyon University is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of Phoenix.

About 83% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 17% are male.

While working on their Master's Degree, grade specific ed majors at Grand Canyon University accumulate an average of around $33,868 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $394, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Relay Graduate School of Education is a great place for teacher education grade specific students working on their master’s degree. Relay Graduate School of Education is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

Women make up 75% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

Grade Specific Ed majors at Relay Graduate School of Education take out an average of $8,623 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $86, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of West Alabama is a great place for teacher education grade specific students working on their master’s degree. Located in the remote area of Livingston, University of West Alabama is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Women make up 89% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

Grade Specific Ed majors at University of West Alabama take out an average of $41,045 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $446, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Liberty University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Liberty University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Lynchburg.

About 86% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 14% are male.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Liberty University take out $37,301 in student loans while working on their Master'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 $405.

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#5

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Georgia Southern University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. GaSou is a fairly large public school located in the town of Statesboro.

About 84% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 16% are male.

Grade Specific Ed majors at GaSou take out an average of $29,004 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $291.

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#6

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Walden University ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Walden University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 283 students majoring in grade specific ed at Walden University, 2% are male and 98% are female.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Walden University take out $41,886 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $478.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the city of Minneapolis.

Women make up 78% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

While working on their Master's Degree, grade specific ed majors at UMN Twin Cities accumulate an average of around $28,041 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $284, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #8, University of Phoenix - Arizona did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their master’s degree. UOPX - Arizona is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Tempe.

Of the 278 students majoring in grade specific ed at UOPX - Arizona, 28% are male and 72% are female.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at UOPX - Arizona take out while working on their Master's Degree is $32,842. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $384, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

University of Redlands

Redlands, CA

University of Redlands did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the city of Redlands, University of Redlands is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Women make up 75% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from University of Redlands take out $30,776 in student loans while working on their Master'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 $352.

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#10

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Western Governors University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. WGU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City.

Women make up 87% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

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#11

American College of Education

Indianapolis, IN

American College of Education ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, American College of Education is a private for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

Of the 229 students majoring in grade specific ed at American College of Education, 10% are male and 90% are female.

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National Louis University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. NLU is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

About 72% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 28% are male.

Grade Specific Ed majors at NLU take out an average of $27,660 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $297.

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#13

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

University of the Cumberlands landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree teacher education grade specific programs. Located in the town of Williamsburg, Cumberlands is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 208 students majoring in grade specific ed at Cumberlands, 24% are male and 76% are female.

While working on their Master's Degree, grade specific ed majors at Cumberlands accumulate an average of around $18,848 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $182.

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#14

Piedmont College

Demorest, GA

With a ranking of #14, Piedmont College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their master’s degree. Located in the distant town of Demorest, Piedmont College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Of the 195 students majoring in grade specific ed at Piedmont College, 14% are male and 86% are female.

After completing their Master's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from Piedmont College carry an average student debt load of $22,261. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $250, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

American International College

Springfield, MA

With a ranking of #15, American International College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their master’s degree. Located in the city of Springfield, AIC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Women make up 82% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

While working on their Master's Degree, grade specific ed majors at AIC accumulate an average of around $18,077 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $212, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Capella University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

Of the 185 students majoring in grade specific ed at Capella University, 11% are male and 89% are female.

Grade Specific Ed majors at Capella University take out an average of $41,528 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $429, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

Hunter College

New York, NY

Hunter College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of New York, Hunter is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 88% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Hunter take out $23,838 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $239.

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#18

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

With a ranking of #18, Kansas State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their master’s degree. Located in the city of Manhattan, K -State is a public college with a very large student population.

About 69% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 31% are male.

Grade Specific Ed majors at K -State take out an average of $27,548 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $254, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#19

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Old Dominion is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Norfolk.

About 86% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 14% are male.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at Old Dominion take out while working on their Master's Degree is $30,425. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $326.

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#20

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA

Valdosta State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #20 on the list. Located in the city of Valdosta, VSU is a public school with a large student population.

Of the 177 students majoring in grade specific ed at VSU, 15% are male and 85% are female.

Grade Specific Ed majors at VSU take out an average of $28,183 in student loans while working on their Master'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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With a ranking of #21, Concordia University - Portland did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their master’s degree. Concordia University - Portland is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Portland.

Women make up 64% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

After completing their Master's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from Concordia University - Portland carry an average student debt load of $37,782. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $466.

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#22

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD

Loyola University Maryland ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Baltimore, Loyola Maryland is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Women make up 87% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Loyola Maryland take out $31,278 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $333, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#22

Lesley University

Cambridge, MA

Lesley University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, Lesley is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Women make up 88% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

Grade Specific Ed majors at Lesley take out an average of $38,431 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $437, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Alliant International University ranked #24 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of San Diego, Alliant is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

About 65% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 35% are male.

After completing their Master's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from Alliant carry an average student debt load of $31,473.

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University of Missouri - St Louis came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, UMSL is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 82% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at UMSL take out while working on their Master's Degree is $26,947. 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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#27

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
#28

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA
#30

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY
#31

Queens College

Queens, NY
#31

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
#33

Pace University - New York

New York, NY
#34

Mercer University

Macon, GA
#34

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
#37

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA
#38

Marian University

Indianapolis, IN
#39

Augsburg University

Minneapolis, MN
#40

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY
#41

University of New England

Biddeford, ME
#41

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
#45

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
#46

Brandman University

Irvine, CA
#46

George Fox University

Newberg, OR
#46

Boston University

Boston, MA
#50

Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 761 different United States teacher education grade specific schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
51 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
53 Jackson State University Jackson, MS
53 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
55 Ball State University Muncie, IN
55 Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS
57 Troy University Troy, AL
57 Adams State University Alamosa, CO
57 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
60 Ashford University San Diego, CA
61 University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, CT
62 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
63 Auburn University Auburn, AL
64 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
64 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
64 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
64 LIU Post Brookville, NY
68 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
69 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
69 Bellarmine University Louisville, KY
69 Seattle University Seattle, WA
72 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
73 Columbus State University Columbus, GA
73 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
75 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
76 New York University New York, NY
76 Morehead State University Morehead, KY
76 Emporia State University Emporia, KS
79 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
79 Pacific University Forest Grove, OR
79 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
82 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
82 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
84 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
84 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
86 Viterbo University La Crosse, WI
86 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
86 Carson - Newman University Jefferson City, TN
89 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
89 Washington State University Pullman, WA
91 Georgia Southwestern State University Americus, GA
91 University of North Alabama Florence, AL
91 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
94 National University College Bayamon, PR
94 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
94 Delta State University Cleveland, MS
94 Concordia University, Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
98 National University La Jolla, CA
98 University of Southern Maine Portland, ME
98 Harding University Searcy, AR
101 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
101 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
101 Concordia University, Chicago River Forest, IL
101 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
101 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
106 Eastern Oregon University La Grande, OR
106 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
106 Lehman College Bronx, NY
109 Salem State University Salem, MA
109 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
109 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
112 Heritage University Toppenish, WA
112 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
114 Kaplan University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
114 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
114 Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional popular schools for Teacher Education Grade Specific students that almost earned our Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
117 Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX
117 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
117 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
120 San Diego Christian College Santee, CA
120 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
120 Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
123 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
123 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA
123 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
123 Friends University Wichita, KS
127 William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ
127 Whitworth University Spokane, WA
129 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
130 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, PA
130 Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, CT
132 Fairmont State University Fairmont, WV
132 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
132 Chapman University Orange, CA
132 Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis, MO
136 Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, OK
136 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
136 Murray State University Murray, KY
136 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus Madison, NJ
140 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Magnolia, AR
140 William Jessup University Rocklin, CA
140 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
140 Bank Street College of Education New York, NY
144 Medaille College Buffalo, NY
144 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
144 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
144 Merrimack College North Andover, MA
144 Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR
144 Arcadia University Glenside, PA
150 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
150 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, PA
150 Claremont Graduate University Claremont, CA
150 Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, MO
150 Towson University Towson, MD
150 Buffalo State Buffalo, NY

Teacher Education Grade Specific by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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
Montessori Teacher Education 360

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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