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2021 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor's Degree 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 592 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree programs for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Subject Specific Ed

Our analysis found The College of New Jersey to be the best school for teacher education subject specific students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed majors at TCNJ accumulate an average of around $22,542 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 $259.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a great place for teacher education subject specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. SIUC is a large public school located in the city of Carbondale.

Subject Specific Ed majors at SIUC take out an average of $14,777 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $130.

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#3

Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Valley City State University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best teacher education subject specific schools in the United States. Located in the remote town of Valley City, Valley City State University is a public college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at Valley City State University take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $20,700. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $223.

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#4

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Texas Christian University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best teacher education subject specific schools in the United States. TCU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Fort Worth.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed graduates from TCU carry an average student debtload of $23,278. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $237.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Delaware is a great place for teacher education subject specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the suburb of Newark, U of Delaware is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed majors at U of Delaware accumulate an average of around $21,118 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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Dickinson State University

Dickinson, ND

Dickinson State University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. DSU is a small public school located in the remote town of Dickinson.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed majors at DSU accumulate an average of around $18,118 in student debt.

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#7

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

University of Louisville did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education subject specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the large city of Louisville, U of L is a public college with a very large student population.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from U of L take out $22,844 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's 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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#8

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

With a ranking of #8, Ithaca College did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. Ithaca is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Ithaca.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at Ithaca take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $23,373. 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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#9

New York University

New York, NY

New York University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education subject specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Subject Specific Ed majors at NYU take out an average of $19,460 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $218.

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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 working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the town of Winona, Winona State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at Winona State take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $25,520. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $292, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#11

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, PA

Elizabethtown College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education subject specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. E - town is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Elizabethtown.

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#12

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA

Lebanon Valley College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small suburb of Annville, LVC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from LVC take out $27,109 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. 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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#13

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Baylor University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Baylor is a large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Waco.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed graduates from Baylor carry an average student debtload of $23,455. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $255.

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Concordia College at Moorhead landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree teacher education subject specific programs. Located in the suburb of Moorhead, Concordia College Moorhead is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed graduates from Concordia College Moorhead carry an average student debtload of $23,119. 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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Martin Luther College

New Ulm, MN

Martin Luther College landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree teacher education subject specific programs. MLC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of New Ulm.

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Iowa State University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a very large student population.

Subject Specific Ed majors at Iowa State take out an average of $19,384 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $206.

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With a ranking of #17, University of Nebraska - Lincoln did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their bachelor’s degree. UNL is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lincoln.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from UNL take out $21,836 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $247.

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#18

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree teacher education subject specific programs. Located in the small city of Cedar Falls, UNI is a public college with a large student population.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from UNI take out $21,697 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $223.

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#19

Elon University

Elon, NC

Elon University ranked #19 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Elon is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Elon.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. UW - Stout is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Menomonie.

Subject Specific Ed majors at UW - Stout take out an average of $21,822 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. 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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#21

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education subject specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #21 on the list. Drake is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Des Moines.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from Drake take out $23,365 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree.

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Catholic University of America came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Washington, CUA is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Texas Lutheran University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education subject specific students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #23 on the list. Located in the town of Seguin, TLU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from TLU take out $26,932 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $285.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida ranked #24 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Gainesville, U of F is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, subject specific ed graduates from U of F carry an average student debtload of $17,214. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $169.

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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College ranked #25 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chestnut Hill.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor's Degree Schools

#26

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY
#27

Towson University

Towson, MD
#28

Wartburg College

Waverly, IA
#32

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#33

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
#34

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA
#35

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
#36

Hope College

Holland, MI
#37

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD
#38

Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN
#39

St Olaf College

Northfield, MN
#40

Augustana College

Rock Island, IL
#41

Mayville State University

Mayville, ND
#42

University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA
#43

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ
#45

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
#46

Boston University

Boston, MA
#47

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD
#50

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 592 different United States teacher education subject specific schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Wayne State College Wayne, NE
52 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
53 Saint Norbert College De Pere, WI
54 North Carolina A & T State University Greensboro, NC
55 Providence College Providence, RI
56 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
57 Mount Marty University Yankton, SD
58 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
59 Ball State University Muncie, IN
60 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
61 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
62 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
63 SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY
64 Linfield College - McMinnville Campus McMinnville, OR
65 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
66 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
67 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
68 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
69 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
70 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
71 York College of Pennsylvania York, PA
72 CUNY Lehman College Bronx, NY
73 Pennsylvania State University - World Campus University Park, PA
74 Minot State University Minot, ND
75 Central College Pella, IA
76 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
77 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
78 Washington State University Pullman, WA
79 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
80 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
81 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
82 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
83 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
84 Illinois State University Normal, IL
85 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
86 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
87 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
88 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ

Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
89 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
90 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
91 Centenary University Hackettstown, NJ
92 Northern State University Aberdeen, SD
93 Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall, MN
94 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
95 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
96 Wheaton College Illinois Wheaton, IL
97 Manhattanville College Purchase, NY
98 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
99 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
100 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
101 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
102 North Central College Naperville, IL
103 Western Connecticut State University Danbury, CT
104 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
105 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
106 University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
107 Simpson College Indianola, IA
108 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
109 Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI
110 Chadron State College Chadron, NE
111 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
112 Buena Vista University Storm Lake, IA
113 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
114 Bradley University Peoria, IL
115 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
116 University of Wisconsin - Platteville Platteville, WI
117 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN
118 Berry College Mount Berry, GA

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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