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2021 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools

144 Colleges
$47,988 Avg Salary
$29,007 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate School for You

In 2018-2019, 100,925 teacher education grade specific students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #8 most popular in the country.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. 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.

The Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 144 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best graduate certificate programs for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Colleges.

Top 15% Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools

#1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Our 2021 rankings named Johns Hopkins University the best school in the United States for teacher education grade specific students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Washington State University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools list. Wazzu is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Pullman.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend The College of New Jersey. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools list. TCNJ is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Ewing.

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#4

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD

The excellent graduate certificate programs at Mount St Mary’s University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best teacher education grade specific schools in the United States. Mount St Mary's University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Emmitsburg.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Iowa State University is a great place for teacher education grade specific students working on their graduate certificate. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ames.

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#6

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate teacher education grade specific programs. Rider is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Lawrenceville.

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#7

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education grade specific students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #7 on the list. K - State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Manhattan.

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Minnesota State University - Mankato landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate teacher education grade specific programs. Located in the small city of Mankato, Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#9

Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN

Hamline University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the city of Saint Paul, Hamline is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#10

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

With a ranking of #10, University of Chicago did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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Saint Mary’s College of California did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education grade specific students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #11 on the list. SMC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Moraga.

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The College of Saint Scholastica ranked #12 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the city of Duluth, St. Scholastica is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #13, Appalachian State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Seattle Pacific University ranked #14 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools list. SPU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Seattle.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public college with a small student population.

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#16

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education grade specific students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the city of Auburn, Auburn is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#17

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota ranked #17 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools list. U of South Dakota is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Vermillion.

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#18

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education grade specific students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #18 on the list. Located in the small suburb of Williamsburg, William & Mary is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#19

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa ranked #19 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the city of Iowa City, Iowa is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Georgia College & State University ranked #20 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the town of Milledgeville, Georgia College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#21

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education grade specific students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #21 on the list. Villanova is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Villanova.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
22 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
23 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
24 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
25 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
26 Seattle University Seattle, WA
27 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
28 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA

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 programs to choose from.

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.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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).
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