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

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

In 2018-2019, 43,516 teacher education subject specific students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #3 most popular in the country.

Today's teaching students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Teaching Degree Search has created the Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 960 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 Subject Specific program at each school on the list.

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

Our 2021 rankings named University of Central Florida the most popular school in the United States for teacher education subject 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 45% of the subject specific ed majors at the school.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from UCF take out $19,531 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 $195.

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The in-demand bachelor’s degree programs at Virginia Commonwealth University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular teacher education subject specific schools in the United States. VCU is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Richmond.

Of the 380 students majoring in subject specific ed at VCU, 25% are male and 75% are female.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from VCU take out $24,401 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 68% of the subject specific ed majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at Louisiana State University take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $20,307. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Utah State University is a great place for teacher education subject specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Logan, USU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 60% of the subject specific ed majors at the school.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed majors at USU accumulate an average of around $16,454 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $145.

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#5

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Western Governors University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. WGU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City.

About 64% of the students majoring in subject specific ed at the school are women while 36% are male.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed majors at WGU accumulate an average of around $20,152 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $183, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. UK is a very large public school located in the city of Lexington.

Of the 265 students majoring in subject specific ed at UK, 38% are male and 62% are female.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from UK take out $21,524 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 $240.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education subject specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. SIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Carbondale.

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

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at SIUC take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $14,777. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $130.

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#8

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

With a ranking of #8, The University of Alabama did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public school with a very large student population.

Women make up 61% of the subject specific ed majors at the school.

Subject Specific Ed majors at UA take out an average of $23,591 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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#9

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education subject specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Rowan is a large public school located in the large suburb of Glassboro.

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

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed majors at Rowan accumulate an average of around $22,902 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $241.

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#10

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree teacher education subject specific programs. Bridgewater State is a large public school located in the suburb of Bridgewater.

Of the 221 students majoring in subject specific ed at Bridgewater State, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Subject Specific Ed majors at Bridgewater State take out an average of $23,604 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 $264.

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#11

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Central Michigan is a large public school located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant.

About 74% of the students majoring in subject specific ed at the school are women while 26% are male.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from Central Michigan take out $30,427 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 $322.

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#12

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Old Dominion is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk.

About 56% of the students majoring in subject specific ed at the school are women while 44% are male.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed majors at Old Dominion accumulate an average of around $24,641 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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#13

SUNY Cortland

Cortland, NY

SUNY Cortland came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. SUNY Cortland is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Cortland.

About 42% of the students majoring in subject specific ed at the school are women while 58% are male.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed graduates from SUNY Cortland carry an average student debt load of $21,913. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $218, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Brigham Young University - Provo landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree teacher education subject specific programs. Located in the midsize city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 179 students majoring in subject specific ed at BYU, 19% are male and 81% are female.

Subject Specific Ed majors at BYU take out an average of $14,932 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 $130.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education subject specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. UNL is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Lincoln.

About 55% of the students majoring in subject specific ed at the school are women while 45% are male.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed majors at UNL accumulate an average of around $21,836 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $247, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#16

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

Georgia State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education subject specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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

Subject Specific Ed majors at Georgia State take out an average of $25,945 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $260.

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#16

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

University of Louisville came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. UofL is a very large public school located in the large city of Louisville.

Of the 160 students majoring in subject specific ed at UofL, 45% are male and 55% are female.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at UofL take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $22,844. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $215.

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. UL Lafayette is a large public school located in the city of Lafayette.

Of the 156 students majoring in subject specific ed at UL Lafayette, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Subject Specific Ed majors at UL Lafayette take out an average of $23,565 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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Indiana University - Bloomington landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree teacher education subject specific programs. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Bloomington.

About 80% of the students majoring in subject specific ed at the school are women while 20% are male.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed graduates from IU Bloomington carry an average student debt load of $20,453. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $236.

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Brigham Young University - Idaho came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the town of Rexburg, BYU - I is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 74% of the subject specific ed majors at the school.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed majors at BYU - I accumulate an average of around $15,789 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $151.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 153 students majoring in subject specific ed at Ohio State, 46% are male and 54% are female.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed majors at Ohio State accumulate an average of around $21,424 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $226, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#22

Radford University

Radford, VA

Radford University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education subject specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Radford is a large public school located in the small suburb of Radford.

Of the 150 students majoring in subject specific ed at Radford, 44% are male and 56% are female.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed majors at Radford accumulate an average of around $23,112 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $252.

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Appalachian State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education subject specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #23 on the list. Appalachian State is a large public school located in the distant town of Boone.

Of the 147 students majoring in subject specific ed at Appalachian State, 46% are male and 54% are female.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from Appalachian State take out $20,015 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $227, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #24, University of South Florida - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public college with a very large student population.

About 57% of the students majoring in subject specific ed at the school are women while 43% are male.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed majors at USF Tampa accumulate an average of around $19,606 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $188, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#25

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education subject specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #25 on the list. NAU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Flagstaff.

Women make up 72% of the subject specific ed majors at the school.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed majors at NAU accumulate an average of around $23,800 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $245.

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#27

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI
#29

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI
#31

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD
#33

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
#35

Queens College

Queens, NY
#39

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA
#40

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#41

Kean University

Union, NJ
#43

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR
#46

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
#48

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 960 different United States teacher education subject specific schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras San Juan, PR
52 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
52 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
54 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
54 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
56 Emporia State University Emporia, KS
56 University of Delaware Newark, DE
58 The College at Brockport Brockport, NY
59 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
60 Delta State University Cleveland, MS
61 Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
61 Baylor University Waco, TX
61 Iowa State University Ames, IA
64 Auburn University Auburn, AL
64 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
66 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
67 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
68 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
68 SUNY Potsdam Potsdam, NY
70 Valley City State University Valley City, ND
71 University of La Verne La Verne, CA
71 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
71 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
74 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
74 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
76 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
76 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
76 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
79 Arkansas State University - Main Campus Jonesboro, AR
80 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
81 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO
81 University of Maine Orono, ME
83 SUNY Oswego Oswego, NY
83 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
85 St. Joseph’s College - Long Island Patchogue, NY
86 Winona State University Winona, MN
87 Boise State University Boise, ID
88 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
88 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
88 University of Akron Main Campus Akron, OH
91 Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN
91 Wayne State College Wayne, NE
93 SUNY Fredonia Fredonia, NY
93 Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS
95 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
95 Wichita State University Wichita, KS
95 Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH
98 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
99 Morgan State University Baltimore, MD
99 Towson University Towson, MD
101 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
102 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
102 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
102 Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC
102 Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT
106 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
107 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
108 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
108 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
108 North Carolina A & T State University Greensboro, NC
108 University of Mississippi University, MS
108 Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, MO
113 Montana State University Bozeman, MT
113 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
113 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
116 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID
117 Virginia State University Petersburg, VA
117 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
119 Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT
120 University of Puerto Rico - Cayey Cayey, PR
120 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
120 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
123 Minot State University Minot, ND
123 Hunter College New York, NY
125 Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI
125 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
125 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
128 Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
128 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
128 Anderson University South Carolina Anderson, SC
128 Rhode Island College Providence, RI
132 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
132 Buffalo State Buffalo, NY
132 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
132 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
132 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
137 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
137 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
137 University of Mary Hardin - Baylor Belton, TX
137 William Carey University Hattiesburg, MS
137 Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD
137 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA
143 Universidad del Turabo Gurabo, PR
143 Martin Luther College New Ulm, MN
143 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
143 University of Vermont Burlington, VT

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 Subject Specific Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
147 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
147 Jackson State University Jackson, MS
147 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
147 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
147 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
147 Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN
153 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
153 Keene State College Keene, NH
153 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
153 Harding University Searcy, AR
153 Northern Michigan University Marquette, MI
153 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR
159 Northeastern State University Tahlequah, OK
159 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
159 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
162 Hardin - Simmons University Abilene, TX
162 University of Wisconsin - Platteville Platteville, WI
164 Grambling State University Grambling, LA
165 Springfield College Springfield, MA
165 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
165 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
168 The University of Montana - Western Dillon, MT
168 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, AR
168 University of Wisconsin - Superior Superior, WI
168 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
168 Athens State University Athens, AL
168 Weber State University Ogden, UT
168 Augustana College Rock Island, IL
168 The College of Saint Rose Albany, NY
176 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
176 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
176 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
176 Hope College Holland, MI
180 Elmhurst University Elmhurst, IL
180 Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, MN
180 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
180 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
180 Manhattan College Riverdale, NY
180 Concordia University, Nebraska Seward, NE
180 Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus Portales, NM
180 Carson - Newman University Jefferson City, TN
180 Ashland University Ashland, OH
180 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
180 Chadron State College Chadron, NE
191 New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, NM
191 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
191 New York University New York, NY
191 Ferrum College Ferrum, VA
191 Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, OK
191 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
191 Boston University Boston, MA
191 Adelphi University Garden City, NY

Teacher Education Subject Specific by Region

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

Subject Specific Ed Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 8,634
Reading Teacher Education 6,530
Music Education 4,575
English & Language Arts Education 3,287
Mathematics Education 3,164
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 2,654
Health Education 1,821
Social Studies Education 1,623
Art Education 1,617
Science Education 1,430
Agricultural Teacher Education 1,130
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 773
Technology Education 715
History Education 701
Biology Education 689
Social Science Teacher Education 605
Technical Teacher Education 495
Spanish Education 437
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist 343
Family & Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 341
Health Occupations Teacher Education 318
Modern Language Education 257
Business Education 230
Drama & Dance Education 224
Computer Teacher Education 216
Chemistry Education 185
Earth Science Teacher Education 150
Physics Education 123
Environmental Education 78
Driver & Safety Teacher Education 54
Speech Teacher Education 48
French Language Teacher Education 35
German Language Teacher Education 11
Distributive Education 10
Psychology Teacher Education 6
Latin Teacher Education 5
Geography Teacher Education 2

Majors Similar to Subject Specific Ed

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
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 Aparajita Datta.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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