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2021 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master's Degree Schools

468 Colleges
$47,546 Avg Salary
$27,710 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master'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.

The Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 468 schools in the United States to see which master's degree programs offered the best educational experiences 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 Master’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the subject specific ed master's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

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

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Our analysis found Stanford University to be the best school for teacher education subject specific students who want to pursue a master’s degree in the United States. Stanford is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Stanford.

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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 Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at TCNJ take out while working on their Master's Degree is $24,444.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Teachers College at Columbia University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. 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 while working on their Master's Degree is $59,642. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $632.

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#4

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Lebanon Valley College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small suburb of Annville, LVC is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#5

Alfred University

Alfred, NY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Alfred University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Alfred is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Alfred.

Subject Specific Ed majors at Alfred take out an average of $11,281 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 $122.

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University of Delaware did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education subject specific students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the suburb of Newark, U of Delaware is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#7

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#8

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Bronx, Fordham U is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Subject Specific Ed majors at Fordham U take out an average of $20,705 in student loans while working on their Master'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 $167.

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#9

Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN

Hamline University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools list. Hamline is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

While working on their Master's Degree, subject specific ed majors at Hamline accumulate an average of around $22,444 in student debt. 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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#10

CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, NY

CUNY Lehman College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Bronx, Lehman is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Master's Degree, subject specific ed graduates from Lehman carry an average student debtload of $25,350. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree teacher education subject specific programs. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at UIUC take out while working on their Master's Degree is $21,307. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $240.

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#12

Brown University

Providence, RI

With a ranking of #12, Brown University did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their master’s degree. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Providence.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at Brown take out while working on their Master's Degree is $22,704.

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#13

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Subject Specific Ed majors at Wilkes take out an average of $15,523 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree.

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#14

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore.

After completing their Master's Degree, subject specific ed graduates from Johns Hopkins carry an average student debtload of $32,380.

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#15

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that subject specific ed majors at Boston U take out while working on their Master's Degree is $28,479. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $302.

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#16

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education subject specific students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. Northwestern U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Evanston.

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#17

Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

With a ranking of #17, Valley City State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their master’s degree. Located in the town of Valley City, Valley City State University is a public college with a small student population.

After completing their Master's Degree, subject specific ed graduates from Valley City State University carry an average student debtload of $13,664. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $139, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Concordia College at Moorhead came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Moorhead, Concordia College Moorhead is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #19, St John’s University - New York did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their master’s degree. Located in the city of Queens, STJ is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from STJ take out $37,161 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $394.

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With a ranking of #20, Rutgers University - New Brunswick did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their master’s degree. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public school located in the city of New Brunswick.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick take out $26,793 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#21

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree teacher education subject specific programs. TCU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Fort Worth.

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#22

Manhattanville College

Purchase, NY

Manhattanville College landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree teacher education subject specific programs. Located in the suburb of Purchase, Manhattanville is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Subject Specific Ed majors at Manhattanville take out an average of $37,319 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $462, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#23

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for teacher education subject specific students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #23 on the list. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Subject Specific Ed majors at UPenn take out an average of $52,944 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $479, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#24

Centenary University

Hackettstown, NJ

With a ranking of #24, Centenary University did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their master’s degree. Centenary is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Hackettstown.

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#25

CUNY Hunter College

New York, NY

With a ranking of #25, CUNY Hunter College did quite well on this year’s best schools for teacher education subject specific students working on their master’s degree. Located in the city of New York, Hunter is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, subject specific ed graduates from Hunter take out $27,459 in student loans while working on their Master'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 $283.

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

#26

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY
#27

Drake University

Des Moines, IA
#28

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY
#29

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
#30

New York University

New York, NY
#31

CUNY Queens College

Queens, NY
#32

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
#33

Towson University

Towson, MD
#35

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD
#36

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT
#38

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD
#39

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
#41

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
#42

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#44

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#45

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, NY
#46

Providence College

Providence, RI
#50

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 468 different United States teacher education subject specific schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
52 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
53 Touro College New York, NY
54 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
55 St. Joseph’s College-Long Island Patchogue, NY
56 SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY
57 CUNY Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
58 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
59 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
60 Endicott College Beverly, MA
61 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
62 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
63 Salem State University Salem, MA
64 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
65 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
66 Washington State University Pullman, WA
67 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
68 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
69 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
70 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL

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 Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
71 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
72 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
73 American International College Springfield, MA
74 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
75 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
76 CUNY City College New York, NY
77 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
78 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
79 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
80 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
81 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
82 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
83 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
84 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
85 VanderCook College of Music Chicago, IL
86 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
87 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
88 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
89 University of Georgia Athens, GA
90 Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY
91 William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ
92 University of New England Biddeford, ME
93 Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall, MN

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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