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2022 Best Colleges for Biology Teacher Education

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364

Graduates Per Year

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$46K

Average Salary

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#306

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

364

94% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

291

52% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

305

Teaching English as a Second Language

365

306

Biology Teacher Education

364

307

Voice and Opera

355

Cost

Affordable

$19,367

39% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

351

Community Health Services

$19,478

352

Biology Teacher Education

$19,367

353

Technical Teacher Education

$19,338

Salary

Average Salary

$35,831

7% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

164

Physics Teacher Education

$35,831

165

Biology Teacher Education

$35,831

166

Earth Science Teacher Education

$35,831

Professors

Students

Not Diverse

2.8/5

23.06% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

349

Technology Teacher Education

350

Biology Teacher Education

351

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SUMMARY

Studying Biology Teacher Education is not only a valuable choice, but ordinarily a mandatory first step for undergraduates trying to pursue a career as a biology teacher, a biology science tutor, or a biologist . In fact, biology teacher education is an uncommon degree ranking as the 306th most popular area of study. Last academic year, there were 364 biology teacher education degrees conferred. In-state tuition at public institutions is, on average, 2.1 times more spendy than their private fellows.

There are 291 colleges which offer this degree. This number of universities is on par with other majors offered in the United States. If you are looking to surround yourself with other biology teacher education undergrads, look at universities in Utah which have more students admitted to biology teacher education than any other state. More generally, the best region to get a degree in biology teacher education is in the Rocky Mountains region with Brigham Young University-Idaho, Brigham Young University-Provo, and Western Governors University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to study biology teacher education is the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference with Minnesota State University-Mankato, Saint Cloud State University, and University of Mary representing the conference. Based on our extensive list of the best colleges, our choice for the best college for biology teacher education is University of California-Irvine.

The objectively 'best' school is not necessarily the best school for every student. There are a bunch more perspectives to weigh when selecting school. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could modify one's choice on which school to attend. Here at authority.org, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which biology teacher education college is home to the top campus, the winner is University of California-Irvine. If, for example, you are very interested in which school boasts the finest campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more in order to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life here and our pick for the school with the best student life for biology teacher education is University of Delaware. Are you curious why? Keep reading to learn more about Authority's top choices. Some of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If cost is a significant deciding factor in your decision on where to go to school, you might consider avoiding University of California-Irvine. University of California-Irvine appears to be our most expensive university for biology teacher education, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have a list of the most expensive colleges that might put the expense at University of California-Irvine into perspective. You may also care to know that biology teacher education is the 352nd most expensive program in the nation, with an average bill of $19,400. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for biology teacher education in the nation is California with expenses at the main institution, University of California-Irvine, of $41,196. Even more broadly, the most costly region for biology teacher education is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for biology teacher education is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and Western Governors University with a cost of $6,380. On the bright side, the most affordable university for biology teacher education is Brigham Young University-Idaho. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying about $11,600 for a degree in biology teacher education. The cost shrinks substantially to a median of $26,800 for an out-of-state public-school student. Our choice for the university representing the best value for biology teacher education: University of Delaware. Here you will find our comprehensive list of the schools we believe to be the best value overall. With that said, this discussion is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for biology teacher education majors differ a lot, but within two years leaving college students will typically make in the neighborhood of $46,100. While there can be a lot of variation in pay; highest paid earners can make up to $91,200. Even right out of university, the lowest earning positions within the biology teacher education field make $22,900, which is an alright wage. The highest earning graduates for biology teacher education studied at University of Delaware and if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of biology teacher education is pretty bad, arriving within only the 12th percentile of all majors. The college with the most composite diversity for biology teacher education is Western Governors University and here you can find our general list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Biology Teacher Education major only ranks within the 78th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 10th percentile. White collegians make up the largest share at 79% of those majoring in biology teacher education. Additionally, 73% of undergraduates seeking a biology teacher education major are women.

We have insufficient professors data for biology teacher education to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we including data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best professors for biology teacher education is University of California-Irvine. One can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the best examples of instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for biology teacher education is University of California-Irvine. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a detailed page of the hardest colleges to get into. But, we hope you believe that approaching higher education with a lens mainly built on superlatives might cause issues. We hope you explore our other pages on different schools and read some of our helpful background articles on useful details to consider as you continue your school search.

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Western Governors University

#1 Best Colleges for Biology Teacher Education

Western Governors University is a very large private university located in Salt Lake City, UT ranked 6th in Utah. It has a total of 124,327 full-time undergraduate students. Western Governors University offers 65 different majors and is best known for its Biology Teacher Education, Earth Science Teacher Education, and Physics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,380 per year, Western Governors University is very cheap. 45.57% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw approximately $41,900 per year, which is 1% greater than the national median.

Salt Lake City, UT

www.wgu.edu

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

174,699

Students

#1379

Ranking

$6,380

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Illinois State University

#2 Best Colleges for Biology Teacher Education

Illinois State University is a very large public university located in Normal, IL ranked 25th in Illinois. It has a total of 19,609 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 81.94% acceptance rate. Illinois State University offers 160 different majors and is best known for its Middle School Education and Teaching, Agriculture, and Biology Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,524 for in-state students and $23,048 for those from out-of-state, Illinois State University is reasonably pricey. 68.3% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in near $47,100 per year, which is 13% greater than the national median.

Normal, IL

illinoisstate.edu/

B-

Rating

82%

Acceptance

22,907

Students

#610

Ranking

$23,048

Tuition

University of California-Irvine

#3 Best Colleges for Biology Teacher Education

University of California-Irvine is a very large public university located in Irvine, CA ranked 116th in the nation. It has a total of 31,386 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 26.54% acceptance rate. University of California-Irvine offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Managerial Economics, Social Psychology, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Irvine is rather high-priced. 46.45% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home near $58,400 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Irvine, CA

www.uci.edu/

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Rating

27%

Acceptance

38,105

Students

#116

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Delaware

#4 Best Colleges for Biology Teacher Education

University of Delaware is a very large public university located in Newark, DE ranked 159th in the US. It has a total of 21,190 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.36% of applicants. University of Delaware offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Educational Administration and Supervision, Pre-Veterinary Studies, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,730 for in-state students and $34,160 for those from out-of-state, University of Delaware is somewhat moderately costly. 78.43% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw roughly $57,000 per year, which is 37% above the national median.

Newark, DE

www.udel.edu/

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

25,885

Students

#159

Ranking

$34,160

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

#5 Best Colleges for Biology Teacher Education

Brigham Young University-Provo is a very large private university located in Provo, UT ranked 233rd in the nation. It has a total of 35,951 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.49% acceptance rate. Brigham Young University-Provo offers 310 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Portuguese Language and Literature, and Spanish Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $5,790 per year, Brigham Young University-Provo is very inexpensive. 66.32% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $59,700 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Provo, UT

www.byu.edu

A-

Rating

67%

Acceptance

39,233

Students

#233

Ranking

$5,790

Tuition

Western Washington University

#6 Best Colleges for Biology Teacher Education

Western Washington University is a large public college located in Bellingham, WA ranked 13th in Washington. It has a total of 16,762 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.38% of applicants. Western Washington University offers 132 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Science Teacher Education, and Biology Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,215 for students from Washington and $23,562 for those from out-of-state, Western Washington University is somewhat moderately costly. 67.06% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $45,800 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Bellingham, WA

www.wwu.edu

B-

Rating

90%

Acceptance

17,966

Students

#617

Ranking

$23,562

Tuition

Saint Cloud State University

#7 Best Colleges for Biology Teacher Education

Saint Cloud State University is a large public institution located in Saint Cloud, MN ranked 33rd in Minnesota. It has a total of 13,967 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.04% of applicants. Saint Cloud State University offers 208 different majors and is best known for its Biology Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, and Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling programs (nationally ranked 7th, 13th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,394 for students from Minnesota and $15,686 for those from out-of-state, Saint Cloud State University is moderately priced. 44.41% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in roughly $44,200 per year, which is 6% over the national median.

Saint Cloud, MN

www.stcloudstate.edu

C

Rating

90%

Acceptance

16,326

Students

#1509

Ranking

$15,686

Tuition

North Dakota State University-Main Campus

#8 Best Colleges for Biology Teacher Education

North Dakota State University-Main Campus is a large public university located in Fargo, ND ranked 3rd in North Dakota. It has a total of 11,852 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.56% of applicants. North Dakota State University-Main Campus offers 260 different majors and is best known for its Biology Teacher Education, Home Economics Teacher Education, and Veterinary Technology programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,275 for in-state students and $12,413 for those from out-of-state, North Dakota State University-Main Campus is pretty inexpensive. 55.35% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home about $48,200 per year, which is 16% greater than the national median.

Fargo, ND

https://www.ndsu.edu

C+

Rating

94%

Acceptance

14,503

Students

#911

Ranking

$12,413

Tuition

Northern Arizona University

#9 Best Colleges for Biology Teacher Education

Northern Arizona University is a very large public university located in Flagstaff, AZ ranked 10th in Arizona. It has a total of 29,814 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.89% of applicants. Northern Arizona University offers 237 different majors and is best known for its Critical Theory and Analysis, Technical Teacher Education, and Biology Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,650 for in-state students and $25,270 for those from out-of-state, Northern Arizona University is somewhat moderately expensive. 53.93% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate more or less $40,100 per year, which is 3% under the national median.

Flagstaff, AZ

https://nau.edu/

C+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

34,934

Students

#912

Ranking

$25,270

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Idaho

#10 Best Colleges for Biology Teacher Education

Brigham Young University-Idaho is a very large private associates college located in Rexburg, ID ranked 6th in Idaho. It has a total of 68,597 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.77% of applicants. Brigham Young University-Idaho offers 98 different majors and is best known for its Soil Sciences, Spanish Language Teacher Education, and Biology Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 10th. With an annual tuition of $4,208 per year, Brigham Young University-Idaho is very low-priced. 48.53% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $42,700 per year, which is 3% over the national median.

Rexburg, ID

www.byui.edu

C

Rating

96%

Acceptance

68,597

Students

#1570

Ranking

$4,208

Tuition