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2021 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master's Degree 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 761 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular master's degree programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Teacher Education Grade Specific program at each school on the list.

Check out the grade specific ed master's degree programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Our analysis found Grand Canyon University to be the most popular school for teacher education grade specific students who want to pursue a master’s degree in the United States. Located in the city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

About 83% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 17% are male.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at Grand Canyon University take out while working on their Master's Degree is $33,868. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $394.

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The in-demand master’s degree programs at Relay Graduate School of Education helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular teacher education grade specific schools in the United States. Located in the city of New York, Relay Graduate School of Education is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Women make up 75% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

After completing their Master's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from Relay Graduate School of Education carry an average student debt load of $8,623. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $86.

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#3

University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of West Alabama. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. University of West Alabama is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Livingston.

Women make up 89% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

After completing their Master's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from University of West Alabama carry an average student debt load of $41,045. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $446.

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#4

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Out of the 761 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Liberty University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

About 86% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 14% are male.

While working on their Master's Degree, grade specific ed majors at Liberty University accumulate an average of around $37,301 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $405, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Georgia Southern University is a great place for teacher education grade specific students working on their master’s degree. Located in the distant town of Statesboro, GaSou is a public school with a very large student population.

About 84% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 16% are male.

After completing their Master's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from GaSou carry an average student debt load of $29,004. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $291, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Walden University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Walden University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

Of the 283 students majoring in grade specific ed at Walden University, 2% are male and 98% are female.

While working on their Master's Degree, grade specific ed majors at Walden University accumulate an average of around $41,886 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 $478.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at UMN Twin Cities take out while working on their Master's Degree is $28,041. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $284.

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University of Phoenix - Arizona came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

Of the 278 students majoring in grade specific ed at UOPX - Arizona, 28% are male and 72% are female.

Grade Specific Ed majors at UOPX - Arizona take out an average of $32,842 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $384.

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#9

University of Redlands

Redlands, CA

University of Redlands ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. University of Redlands is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Redlands.

Women make up 75% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

While working on their Master's Degree, grade specific ed majors at University of Redlands accumulate an average of around $30,776 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $352, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

With a ranking of #10, Western Governors University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their master’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 87% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

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#11

American College of Education

Indianapolis, IN

American College of Education ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. American College of Education is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

Of the 229 students majoring in grade specific ed at American College of Education, 10% are male and 90% are female.

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National Louis University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. Located in the large city of Chicago, NLU is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

About 72% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 28% are male.

After completing their Master's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from NLU carry an average student debt load of $27,660. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $297, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#13

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

University of the Cumberlands landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree teacher education grade specific programs. Cumberlands is a large private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Williamsburg.

Of the 208 students majoring in grade specific ed at Cumberlands, 24% are male and 76% are female.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at Cumberlands take out while working on their Master's Degree is $18,848. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $182.

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#14

Piedmont College

Demorest, GA

Piedmont College ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Piedmont College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Demorest.

Of the 195 students majoring in grade specific ed at Piedmont College, 14% are male and 86% are female.

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Piedmont College take out $22,261 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $250.

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#15

American International College

Springfield, MA

American International College ranked #15 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. AIC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Springfield.

Women make up 82% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that grade specific ed majors at AIC take out while working on their Master's Degree is $18,077. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $212.

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#15

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University ranked #15 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 185 students majoring in grade specific ed at Capella University, 11% are male and 89% are female.

After completing their Master's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from Capella University carry an average student debt load of $41,528. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $429.

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#15

Hunter College

New York, NY

Hunter College ranked #15 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Hunter is a fairly large public school located in the large city of New York.

Women make up 88% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

While working on their Master's Degree, grade specific ed majors at Hunter accumulate an average of around $23,838 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 $239.

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#18

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. K -State is a very large public school located in the city of Manhattan.

About 69% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 31% are male.

After completing their Master's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from K -State carry an average student debt load of $27,548. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $254.

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#19

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk, Old Dominion is a public college with a very large student population.

About 86% of the students majoring in grade specific ed at the school are women while 14% are male.

Grade Specific Ed majors at Old Dominion take out an average of $30,425 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $326, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#20

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA

With a ranking of #20, Valdosta State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for teacher education grade specific students working on their master’s degree. VSU is a large public school located in the small city of Valdosta.

Of the 177 students majoring in grade specific ed at VSU, 15% are male and 85% are female.

After completing their Master's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from VSU carry an average student debt load of $28,183. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $252.

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Concordia University - Portland did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #21 on the list. Located in the large city of Portland, Concordia University - Portland is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Concordia University - Portland take out $37,782 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $466, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#22

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD

Loyola University Maryland ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Loyola Maryland is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore.

Women make up 87% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

While working on their Master's Degree, grade specific ed majors at Loyola Maryland accumulate an average of around $31,278 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $333.

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#22

Lesley University

Cambridge, MA

Lesley University landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree teacher education grade specific programs. Lesley is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Cambridge.

Women make up 88% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

After completing their Master's Degree, grade specific ed graduates from Lesley carry an average student debt load of $38,431. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $437.

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Alliant International University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for teacher education grade specific students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #24 on the list. Alliant is a small private for-profit school located in the city of San Diego.

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

On average, grade specific ed graduates from Alliant take out $31,473 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree.

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University of Missouri - St Louis came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. UMSL is a large public school located in the suburb of Saint Louis.

Women make up 82% of the grade specific ed majors at the school.

Grade Specific Ed majors at UMSL take out an average of $26,947 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $237.

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#27

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
#28

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA
#30

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY
#31

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
#31

Queens College

Queens, NY
#33

Pace University - New York

New York, NY
#34

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
#34

Mercer University

Macon, GA
#37

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA
#38

Marian University

Indianapolis, IN
#39

Augsburg University

Minneapolis, MN
#40

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY
#41

University of New England

Biddeford, ME
#41

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
#45

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
#46

Boston University

Boston, MA
#46

George Fox University

Newberg, OR
#46

Brandman University

Irvine, CA
#50

Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN

Additional Award Winners

This list represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 761 different United States teacher education grade specific schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
51 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
53 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
53 Jackson State University Jackson, MS
55 Ball State University Muncie, IN
55 Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS
57 Troy University Troy, AL
57 Adams State University Alamosa, CO
57 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
60 Ashford University San Diego, CA
61 University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, CT
62 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
63 Auburn University Auburn, AL
64 LIU Post Brookville, NY
64 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
64 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
64 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
68 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
69 Bellarmine University Louisville, KY
69 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
69 Seattle University Seattle, WA
72 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
73 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
73 Columbus State University Columbus, GA
75 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
76 New York University New York, NY
76 Morehead State University Morehead, KY
76 Emporia State University Emporia, KS
79 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
79 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
79 Pacific University Forest Grove, OR
82 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
82 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
84 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
84 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
86 Carson - Newman University Jefferson City, TN
86 Viterbo University La Crosse, WI
86 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
89 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
89 Washington State University Pullman, WA
91 Georgia Southwestern State University Americus, GA
91 University of North Alabama Florence, AL
91 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
94 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
94 Delta State University Cleveland, MS
94 Concordia University, Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
94 National University College Bayamon, PR
98 Harding University Searcy, AR
98 University of Southern Maine Portland, ME
98 National University La Jolla, CA
101 Concordia University, Chicago River Forest, IL
101 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
101 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
101 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
101 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
106 Lehman College Bronx, NY
106 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
106 Eastern Oregon University La Grande, OR
109 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
109 Salem State University Salem, MA
109 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
112 Heritage University Toppenish, WA
112 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
114 Kaplan University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
114 Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR
114 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA

Honorable Mentions

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 Grade Specific Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
117 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
117 Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX
117 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
120 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
120 San Diego Christian College Santee, CA
120 Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
123 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA
123 Friends University Wichita, KS
123 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
123 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
127 Whitworth University Spokane, WA
127 William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ
129 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
130 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, PA
130 Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, CT
132 Chapman University Orange, CA
132 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
132 Fairmont State University Fairmont, WV
132 Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis, MO
136 Murray State University Murray, KY
136 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus Madison, NJ
136 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
136 Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, OK
140 Bank Street College of Education New York, NY
140 William Jessup University Rocklin, CA
140 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
140 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Magnolia, AR
144 Arcadia University Glenside, PA
144 Merrimack College North Andover, MA
144 Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR
144 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
144 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
144 Medaille College Buffalo, NY
150 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, PA
150 Towson University Towson, MD
150 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
150 Claremont Graduate University Claremont, CA
150 Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, MO
150 Buffalo State Buffalo, NY

Teacher Education Grade Specific by Region

View the Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

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.

  • 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 Vgrigas.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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