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2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

There are about 375,176 students enrolled in Teacher Education and Professional Development in the USA.

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popularity

Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

101,702

Vs. National Avg.

543%

popularity Rank

#18

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$22K

Vs. National Avg.

-10%

cost Rank

#301

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$38K

Vs. National Avg.

-6%

salary Rank

#325

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-8%

professors Rank

#353

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-2%

students Rank

#310

SUMMARY

A degree in Teacher Education and Professional Development is a valuable choice and naturally a mandatory first step for students planning to pursue a career as a self-enrichment educator, a school teacher, or a curriculum developer. In fact, teacher education and professional development is a surprisingly popular major choice, being the 11th most popular major. In the last year, there were 50,540 teacher education and professional development diplomas received. In-state tuition for teacher education and professional development at private institutions is, on average, 3.5 times more costly than their public peers.

With an impressive 1174 colleges having programs for teacher education and professional development chances are that any universities you are looking at will have a degree program for you. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other teacher education and professional development undergrads, consider looking at universities in California which have more undergrads admitted to teacher education and professional development than any other state. less precisely, the top region to major in teacher education and professional development is in the Southeast region with University of Central Florida, Florida International University, and Liberty University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to study teacher education and professional development is the Southeastern Conference with University of Georgia, Mississippi State University, and University of Missouri-Columbia representing the conference. That being said, our belief is that the best college for teacher education and professional development is Washington University in St Louis, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The 'best' school is not necessarily the best school for every student. There can be tons more perspectives to weigh when deciding on college. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely sway your choice of where to go to university. At Authority, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which teacher education and professional development college boasts the top campus, the answer is New York University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college is home to the finest campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life&nbspand from that list, our pick for the school with the best student life for teacher education and professional development is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Curious why? Continue reading to find out more about our top selections. Many of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If expense is a significant deciding factor in your choice of where you attend college, you might consider avoiding Bucknell University. Bucknell University&nbspappears to be the most expensive school for teacher education and professional development, at least regarding out of state students. That being said, we have an entire list of the most expensive&nbspschools that could put the price tag at Bucknell University&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you may care to know that teacher education and professional development is the 144th most expensive degree in the United States, with an average cost of $34,300. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for teacher education and professional development on our list is District of Columbia at American University, The Catholic University of America, and The Catholic University of America - the main schools in the state - of $49,070, $46,950, and $46,950. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for teacher education and professional development is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with Skidmore College with a cost of $55,136, Bucknell University with a cost of $57,882, and Villanova University with a cost of $54,550.

Our cheapest region for teacher education and professional development 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 Aspen University with a cost of $3,600. In better news, the most affordable college for teacher education and professional development is Martin Luther College. Authority's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying about $8,900 for a degree in teacher education and professional development. The price grows dramatically to a median of $19,300 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our choice for the college with the best value for teacher education and professional development: Washington University in St Louis. Here you will see our comprehensive list on the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspin general. Do know, this idea is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for teacher education and professional development majors differ a lot, but within two-years of finishing the degree graduates will regularly make around $46,000. There can be a lot of variation in earnings potential; top earners can rake in up to $91,000. Right out of university, the lowest earning positions within the teacher education and professional development field earn $23,000, which isn't that bad. The highest earning graduates from teacher education and professional development come from Villanova University&nbspand if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of teacher education and professional development is near the bottom, being within only the 23rd percentile of all programs. The college with the highest composite diversity for teacher education and professional development is New York University&nbspand here you can find our general list of the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Teacher Education and Professional Development only ranks in the 34th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 26th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest proportion at 71% of those majoring in teacher education and professional development. Additionally, 88% of undergraduates pursuing a teacher education and professional development degree are women.

The median score for teacher education and professional development professors is 4.1 stars, a score that is 2% greater than the average score for all majors; this is a good score. If you are interested in the most popular teacher education and professional development professor in the country, take a look at Scott Deogburn at Berklee College of Music. This may surprise you, but the highest rated teacher education and professional development professors according to students are at Berklee College of Music. If we incorporate data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing the overall best professors for teacher education and professional development is Northwestern University. One can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest professors in the country.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for teacher education and professional development is Northwestern University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a general list of the hardest colleges to get into. But, we hope you believe that looking at university with a lens primarily shaped by superlatives could cause issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on individual colleges and explore a couple of our insightful background pages on important things to look for as you continue your college search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA | www.nsu.edu/

91%

Acceptance

6,075

Students

#2953

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

D

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA | www.westfield.ma.edu/

92%

Acceptance

7,104

Students

#2058

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

F

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Washington Adventist University

Takoma Park, MD | https://www.wau.edu/

94%

Acceptance

1,323

Students

#3600

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

F

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN | https://www.vinu.edu/

0%

Acceptance

20,019

Students

#3545

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

F

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Northwestern College

Bridgeview, IL | www.nc.edu/

81%

Acceptance

850

Students

#3150

Ranking

$18K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

SUNY Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY | suny.buffalostate.edu/

80%

Acceptance

9,955

Students

#2217

Ranking

$18K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Lincoln University

Oakland, CA | www.lincolnuca.edu/

0%

Acceptance

522

Students

#572

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, MD | www.umes.edu/

62%

Acceptance

3,208

Students

#2124

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

F

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Bethune-Cookman University

Daytona Beach, FL | www.cookman.edu/

98%

Acceptance

3,221

Students

#3648

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Rust College

Holly Springs, MS | www.rustcollege.edu/

29%

Acceptance

884

Students

#1780

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Randall University

Moore, OK | www.ru.edu/

39%

Acceptance

398

Students

#2143

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

C

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Bethany College

Lindsborg, KS | https://www.bethanylb.edu/

68%

Acceptance

826

Students

#1451

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

F

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC | www.scsu.edu/

94%

Acceptance

2,752

Students

#3637

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

F

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, MS | https://www.mgccc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

12,001

Students

#3366

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

F

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

University of Houston-Downtown

Houston, TX | www.uhd.edu/

93%

Acceptance

18,096

Students

#2322

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS | www.fhsu.edu/

91%

Acceptance

18,862

Students

#1701

Ranking

$16K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

York College

York, NE | www.york.edu/

66%

Acceptance

603

Students

#2147

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX | www.ttu.edu/

70%

Acceptance

41,909

Students

#406

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Teacher Education and Professional Development

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

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