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2021 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools

752 Colleges
$40,022 Avg Salary
$26,039 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific School for You

Teacher Education Subject Specific is the #29 most popular major in the country with 43,516 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools ranking. This report analyzed 752 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges.

Top 25 Top Schools in Subject Specific Ed

#1

Miami Regional University

Miami Springs, FL

Our analysis found Miami Regional University to be the best school for teacher education subject specific students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the suburb of Miami Springs, Miami Regional University is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend The College of New Jersey. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools list. Located in the suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at TCNJ take out is $24,911. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $259.

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#3

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Out of the 752 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Stanford University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Stanford is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Stanford.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a great place for teacher education subject specific students. SIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Carbondale.

Subject Specific Ed majors at SIUC take out an average of $26,750 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $304, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA

Out of the 752 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Lebanon Valley College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Annville, LVC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their degree, subject specific ed graduates from LVC carry an average student debtload of $27,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Delaware came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Newark, U of Delaware is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, subject specific ed majors at U of Delaware accumulate an average of around $24,388 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 $253.

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#7

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools ranking. TCU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Fort Worth.

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#8

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, ND

Dickinson State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for teacher education subject specific students. It came in at #8 on the list. DSU is a small public school located in the town of Dickinson.

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Teachers College at Columbia University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best teacher education subject specific programs. Teachers College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at Teachers College take out is $77,609. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $904.

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#10

Winona State University

Winona, MN

With a ranking of #10, Winona State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students. Located in the town of Winona, Winona State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

While working on their degree, subject specific ed majors at Winona State accumulate an average of around $28,115 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $292, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#11

Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

Valley City State University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools ranking. Located in the remote town of Valley City, Valley City State University is a public college with a small student population.

After completing their degree, subject specific ed graduates from Valley City State University carry an average student debtload of $16,698. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $181.

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#12

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, PA

With a ranking of #12, Elizabethtown College did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students. E - town is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Elizabethtown.

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#13

Alfred University

Alfred, NY

With a ranking of #13, Alfred University did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students. Alfred is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Alfred.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at Alfred take out is $10,500. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $122.

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#14

Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN

Hamline University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools ranking. Hamline is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from Hamline take out $18,458 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $215, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

Ithaca College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools ranking. Ithaca is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Ithaca.

Subject Specific Ed majors at Ithaca take out an average of $26,953 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#16

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best teacher education subject specific programs. Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore.

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#17

Martin Luther College

New Ulm, MN

Martin Luther College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools ranking. MLC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of New Ulm.

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#18

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#19

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University ranked #19 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #20, Concordia College at Moorhead did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students. Located in the suburb of Moorhead, Concordia College Moorhead is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at Concordia College Moorhead take out is $26,500. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $275.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln ranked #21 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools list. UNL is a very large public school located in the city of Lincoln.

While working on their degree, subject specific ed majors at UNL accumulate an average of around $23,755 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $247.

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#22

Elon University

Elon, NC

Elon University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for teacher education subject specific students. It came in at #22 on the list. Elon is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Elon.

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#23

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University ranked #23 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools list. Located in the large city of Bronx, Fordham U is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

After completing their degree, subject specific ed graduates from Fordham U carry an average student debtload of $14,307. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $167.

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Saint Mary’s College of California ranked #24 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Moraga, SMC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Catholic University of America landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best teacher education subject specific programs. Located in the large city of Washington, CUA is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools

#27

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
#28

Drake University

Des Moines, IA
#29

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
#30

Brown University

Providence, RI
#31

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY
#33

Wartburg College

Waverly, IA
#35

CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, NY
#37

Baylor University

Waco, TX
#38

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA
#39

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
#40

Hope College

Holland, MI
#41

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#42

Boston University

Boston, MA
#44

New York University

New York, NY
#45

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD
#46

Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN
#47

St Olaf College

Northfield, MN
#49

Augustana College

Rock Island, IL
#50

Mayville State University

Mayville, ND

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the rest of the schools awarded a Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 752 different United States teacher education subject specific schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
52 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
53 Mount St Mary’s University Emmitsburg, MD
54 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
55 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
56 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
57 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
58 Wayne State College Wayne, NE
59 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
60 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
61 Washington State University Pullman, WA
62 Towson University Towson, MD
63 Saint Norbert College De Pere, WI
64 Centenary University Hackettstown, NJ
65 Manhattanville College Purchase, NY
66 Mount Marty University Yankton, SD
67 Providence College Providence, RI
68 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
69 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
70 Linfield College - McMinnville Campus McMinnville, OR
71 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
72 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
73 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
74 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
75 University of Georgia Athens, GA
76 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
77 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
78 York College of Pennsylvania York, PA
79 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
80 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
80 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
82 SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY
83 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
84 Central College Pella, IA
85 CUNY Hunter College New York, NY
86 Tufts University Medford, MA
87 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
88 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
89 Minot State University Minot, ND
90 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
91 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
92 McDaniel College Westminster, MD
93 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
94 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
95 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
96 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
97 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
98 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
99 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
100 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
101 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
102 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
103 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
104 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
105 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
106 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
107 Wheaton College Illinois Wheaton, IL
108 Illinois State University Normal, IL
109 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
110 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
111 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
112 The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, MN

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Teacher Education Subject Specific students that almost earned our Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools award.

Rank College Location
113 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
114 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
115 North Central College Naperville, IL
116 Touro College New York, NY
117 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
118 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
119 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
120 Simpson College Indianola, IA
121 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
122 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
123 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
124 American International College Springfield, MA
125 Western Connecticut State University Danbury, CT
126 Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI
127 Chadron State College Chadron, NE
128 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
129 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
130 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
131 Endicott College Beverly, MA
132 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
133 Buena Vista University Storm Lake, IA
134 Bradley University Peoria, IL
135 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
136 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
137 University of Wisconsin - Platteville Platteville, WI
138 Berry College Mount Berry, GA
139 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
140 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN
141 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
142 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
143 East Texas Baptist University Marshall, TX
144 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
145 Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL
146 Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall, MN
147 William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ
148 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
149 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA
150 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV

Teacher Education Subject 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 Subject Specific is one of 14 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Aparajita Datta.

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