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2021 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools

163 Colleges
$52,462 Avg Salary
$34,960 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate 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 Graduate Certificate Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 163 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best graduate certificate 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 Graduate Certificate Schools in the United States

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

Top 15% Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools

#1

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA

Our analysis found Lebanon Valley College to be the best school for teacher education subject specific students who want to pursue a graduate certificate in the United States. Located in the suburb of Annville, LVC is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#2

Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN

Out of the 163 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Hamline University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Hamline is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

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#3

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Johns Hopkins University is a great place for teacher education subject specific students working on their graduate certificate. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Iowa State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a very large student population.

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#5

Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

The excellent graduate certificate programs at Valley City State University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best teacher education subject specific schools in the United States. Located in the town of Valley City, Valley City State University is a public school with a small student population.

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#6

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education subject specific students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #7, Texas A&M University - College Station did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their graduate certificate. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of College Station.

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Minnesota State University - Mankato did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education subject specific students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #8 on the list. Minnesota State University - Mankato is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Mankato.

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#9

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. UGA is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens.

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate teacher education subject specific programs. WCUPA is a large public school located in the large suburb of West Chester.

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#11

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

With a ranking of #11, Fairfield University did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their graduate certificate. 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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#12

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate teacher education subject specific programs. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg.

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Saint Mary’s College of California came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Moraga, SMC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#14

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

With a ranking of #14, Syracuse University did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the midsize city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#15

New York University

New York, NY

New York University ranked #15 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#16

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD

Mount St Mary’s University landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate teacher education subject specific programs. Located in the fringe town of Emmitsburg, Mount St Mary's University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#17

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education subject specific students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public college with a very large student population.

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#18

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Saint Cloud State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education subject specific students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #18 on the list. Located in the small city of Saint Cloud, St. Cloud State University is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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William Paterson University of New Jersey came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. William Paterson University is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Wayne.

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With a ranking of #20, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their graduate certificate. UW Oshkosh is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Oshkosh.

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#21

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

With a ranking of #21, Rider University did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville, Rider is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#22

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

University of Rochester came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. University of Rochester is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Rochester.

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#23

Gannon University

Erie, PA

Gannon University landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate teacher education subject specific programs. Gannon is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Erie.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Penn State World Campus is a fairly small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

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 Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
25 Towson University Towson, MD
26 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
27 Tufts University Medford, MA
28 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
29 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
30 Manhattanville College Purchase, NY
31 CUNY Lehman College Bronx, NY
32 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY

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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