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Education at Brooklyn College

If you plan to study education, take a look at what Brooklyn College has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Brooklyn College is located in Brooklyn, New York and has a total student population of 17,735. Of the 3,219 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College in 2021, 262 of them were education majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Education section at the bottom of this page.

Brooklyn College Education Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Master’s Degree in Education

Online Classes Are Available at Brooklyn College

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Brooklyn College offers distance education options for education at the following degree levels:

Brooklyn College Education Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the education progam at Brooklyn College compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The education major at Brooklyn College is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Education. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Education Master’s Degree Schools 35
Most Popular Education Schools 49
Most Popular Education Graduate Certificate Schools 227
Best Value Education Graduate Certificate Schools 232

In 2021, 546 students received their master’s degree in education from Brooklyn College. This makes it the #35 most popular school for education master’s degree candidates in the country.

Education Student Demographics at Brooklyn College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the education majors at Brooklyn College.

Brooklyn College Education Bachelor’s Program

74% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The education program at Brooklyn College awarded 262 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 26% of these degrees went to men with the other 74% going to women. The typical education bachelor's degree program is made up of only 19% men. So male students are more repesented at Brooklyn College since its program graduates 6% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 44% more racial-ethnic minorities in its education bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Brooklyn College with a bachelor's in education.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 43
Black or African American 55
Hispanic or Latino 92
White 61
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

Brooklyn College Education Master’s Program

71% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 546 education students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from Brooklyn College, about 29% were men and 71% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 19% men graduate in education each year. Brooklyn College does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 9% more men than average.


In the education master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 65% of degree recipients. That is 34% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Brooklyn College with a master's in education.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 64
Black or African American 164
Hispanic or Latino 112
White 185
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 14

Brooklyn College also has a doctoral program available in education. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Education

Education majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Brooklyn College. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 303
Special Education 244
Teacher Education Subject Specific 230
Student Counseling 29
Educational Administration 28
Multilingual Education 3

Careers That Education Grads May Go Into

A degree in education can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Brooklyn College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Teacher Assistants 123,960 $31,330
Elementary School Teachers 82,590 $83,010
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Middle School Teachers 39,950 $83,490
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 31,840 $56,060


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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