Top Education, General Bachelors degree Programs - 2018

If children are the future, then educators are the ones who hold the keys to that future. Teachers of all kinds making life-long impacts in the lives of the students they teach. Those wishing to pursue education as a career will learn how to effectively communicate, research different types of teaching methods, and select an education focus.

There are as many courses as there are types of educators. Requirements vary considerably depending on the focus, but classes can include: math/science/history/english curriculum, child development, special education methods, and classroom management, among others. Prior to getting their license, education students have a multitude of opportunities to gain experience in the classroom.  Through practicum, student teaching, and volunteer work, students learn by doing. People who wish to be educators tend to be compassionate, patient, interested in their particular subject focus, and have likely had one, or multiple, important teachers in their lifetime.

As previously mentioned, there are a vast array of careers for educators. Jobs can include: elementary/middle/high school teacher, college professor, special education instructor, education administrator, and many others. Education is an invaluable gift, and teachers give it their all to ensure that their students learn all that they can.

Education fun fact: Boston’s Latin School is the oldest public school in the US. Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams all attended.

Celebrities who studied Education: Gene Simmons, musician — Kiss; Judy Blume, author; Reba McEntire, singer-songwriter, actress.

The average starting salary for a graduate with a degree in Education, General is $37307.14

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Ashford University 284 (8.1%) 3% 220 (77%) 64 (23%)
University of California-Irvine 76 244 (7%) 3.7% 207 (85%) 37 (15%) 102 $51,900 $93,900
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1030 187 (5.3%) 4.8% 144 (77%) 43 (23%) 568 $45,600 $71,800
Michigan State University 135 180 (5.1%) 2% 166 (92%) 14 (8%) 220 $49,800 $85,200
Niagara University 458 169 (4.8%) 19% 128 (76%) 41 (24%) 409 $40,000 $76,400
University of Oregon 274 89 (2.5%) 1.9% 80 (90%) 9 (10%) 395 $44,100 $76,900
Kent State University at Kent 559 85 (2.4%) 1.7% 44 (52%) 41 (48%) 735 $41,000 $66,200
Wilmington University 1425 79 (2.3%) 4% 68 (86%) 11 (14%) 883 $40,300 $59,400
The University of Texas at San Antonio 1274 76 (2.2%) 1.6% 68 (89%) 8 (11%) 515 $46,100 $73,300
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 864 66 (1.9%) 5.1% 57 (86%) 9 (14%) 829 $38,200 $62,200
Chapman University 211 60 (1.7%) 4% 59 (98%) 1 (2%) 428 $47,200 $75,700
The University of Montana 904 58 (1.7%) 3.4% 50 (86%) 8 (14%) 600 $40,000 $70,900
SUNY Empire State College 56 (1.6%) 2.1% 49 (88%) 7 (13%) 687 $41,600 $68,100
University of Arkansas 381 54 (1.5%) 1.2% 51 (94%) 3 (6%) 416 $48,600 $76,200
Midland University 1092 53 (1.5%) 19.3% 37 (70%) 16 (30%)
Florida Atlantic University 952 48 (1.4%) .9% 47 (98%) 1 (2%) 590 $45,100 $71,200
Oregon State University 471 46 (1.3%) .9% 39 (85%) 7 (15%) 176 $50,300 $87,600
Fairmont State University 1237 45 (1.3%) 6.8% 28 (62%) 17 (38%) 878 $39,200 $59,500
Tusculum College 1348 43 (1.2%) 10.9% 35 (81%) 8 (19%) 941 $36,000 $54,300
Saint Louis University 200 42 (1.2%) 2.3% 34 (81%) 8 (19%) 466 $46,800 $74,700
University of Missouri-St Louis 782 36 (1%) 1.6% 34 (94%) 2 (6%) 621 $44,100 $70,300
Bay Path University 779 36 (1%) 8.4% 36 (100%) 0
Webster University 580 35 (1%) 4.4% 31 (89%) 4 (11%) 543 $39,800 $72,500
Wittenberg University 816 34 (1%) 9.2% 30 (88%) 4 (12%) 91 $44,500 $94,900
Belmont Abbey College 1319 31 (.9%) 9.4% 30 (97%) 1 (3%) 693 $43,500 $67,900
Walden University 30 (.9%) 1.6% 22 (73%) 8 (27%)
Corban University 573 30 (.9%) 13% 24 (80%) 6 (20%)
Seattle Pacific University 341 29 (.8%) 3.4% 29 (100%) 0 126 $47,200 $91,200
Wilmington College 1067 27 (.8%) 11.3% 18 (67%) 9 (33%) 905 $37,500 $57,600
Florida Gulf Coast University 761 26 (.7%) 1.1% 22 (85%) 4 (15%) 911 $42,700 $57,100
City University of Seattle 26 (.7%) 13% 23 (88%) 3 (12%) 413 $45,100 $76,300
Stonehill College 162 25 (.7%) 3.6% 24 (96%) 1 (4%) 138 $47,400 $89,800
University of Hawaii-West Oahu 1304 25 (.7%) 5.3% 19 (76%) 6 (24%)
Northern Marianas College 24 (.7%) 70.6% 20 (83%) 4 (17%)
Brown University 19 24 (.7%) 1.5% 15 (63%) 9 (38%) 20 $58,600 $116,000
Salem College 394 24 (.7%) 12.8% 24 (100%) 0
Harris-Stowe State University 23 (.7%) 15% 22 (96%) 1 (4%)
Bellevue University 1516 22 (.6%) 1.1% 11 (50%) 11 (50%) 678 $44,800 $68,400
Southern New Hampshire University 1347 20 (.6%) .4% 18 (90%) 2 (10%) 697 $44,900 $67,700
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon 1482 19 (.5%) 2.7% 17 (89%) 2 (11%)
Denison University 111 19 (.5%) 3.6% 19 (100%) 0
Bucknell University 78 19 (.5%) 2.2% 18 (95%) 1 (5%) 36 $58,500 $108,000
Baker College 1575 19 (.5%) 1% 17 (89%) 2 (11%) 810 $44,900 $63,100
Cabrini University 967 17 (.5%) 5.6% 14 (82%) 3 (18%) 409 $39,700 $76,400
University of Massachusetts-Amherst 116 17 (.5%) .3% 16 (94%) 1 (6%) 238 $50,000 $84,000
Gustavus Adolphus College 193 17 (.5%) 2.5% 15 (88%) 2 (12%) 203 $45,100 $86,500
Purdue University-Main Campus 170 16 (.5%) .2% 12 (75%) 4 (25%) 98 $57,400 $94,200
Vanguard University of Southern California 767 16 (.5%) 2.9% 15 (94%) 1 (6%) 703 $42,000 $67,400
Goddard College 1499 16 (.5%) 19.5% 13 (81%) 3 (19%)
William Peace University 1248 16 (.5%) 8.5% 14 (88%) 2 (13%)
DePauw University 138 16 (.5%) 3% 13 (81%) 3 (19%) 88 $47,900 $95,100
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 144 15 (.4%) .3% 13 (87%) 2 (13%) 163 $52,400 $88,300
Southwestern University 269 15 (.4%) 4.9% 11 (73%) 4 (27%) 317 $50,000 $81,000
Arlington Baptist University 14 (.4%) 53.8% 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
Smith College 80 14 (.4%) 2.1% 14 (100%) 0 298 $41,600 $81,700
University of Missouri-Columbia 255 14 (.4%) .2% 6 (43%) 8 (57%) 238 $44,200 $84,000
North Carolina Wesleyan College 1465 13 (.4%) 2.9% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) 829 $43,500 $62,200
Roosevelt University 1401 13 (.4%) 1.4% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) 703 $40,800 $67,400
Pacific University 502 13 (.4%) 3.4% 12 (92%) 1 (8%)
Northcentral University 13 (.4%) 21.7% 12 (92%) 1 (8%)
Bloomfield College 1480 13 (.4%) 4.6% 13 (100%) 0 454 $40,800 $74,900
Illinois Wesleyan University 132 13 (.4%) 3% 13 (100%) 0 425 $49,500 $75,900
Siena Heights University 1196 12 (.3%) 1.5% 10 (83%) 2 (17%) 878 $40,000 $59,500
Lake Forest College 349 12 (.3%) 3.2% 12 (100%) 0
Stetson University 513 12 (.3%) 2% 9 (75%) 3 (25%) 717 $37,500 $66,900
Hampshire College 378 12 (.3%) 3.5% 11 (92%) 1 (8%)
Beloit College 204 12 (.3%) 4% 6 (50%) 6 (50%) 512 $38,200 $73,400
Goucher College 509 12 (.3%) 3.7% 12 (100%) 0
Liberty University 837 12 (.3%) .1% 4 (33%) 8 (67%) 909 $39,400 $57,200
Wheeling Jesuit University 703 12 (.3%) 5.3% 10 (83%) 2 (17%)
Gallaudet University 989 11 (.3%) 4.5% 9 (82%) 2 (18%)
University of Michigan-Dearborn 783 11 (.3%) .8% 10 (91%) 1 (9%) 195 $49,400 $86,900
Central Washington University 778 11 (.3%) .5% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 407 $45,800 $76,500
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus 1038 11 (.3%) .5% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 213 $50,000 $85,500
Lindenwood University 1022 11 (.3%) .6% 7 (64%) 4 (36%) 869 $41,000 $60,400
Juniata College 266 11 (.3%) 3.2% 9 (82%) 2 (18%)
College of Our Lady of the Elms 569 11 (.3%) 2.9% 11 (100%) 0
Texas College 1579 11 (.3%) 11.2% 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
Colorado College 93 10 (.3%) 1.9% 9 (90%) 1 (10%) 223 $42,700 $85,100
Missouri Baptist University 1311 10 (.3%) 3% 8 (80%) 2 (20%)
Southern Methodist University 136 10 (.3%) .6% 9 (90%) 1 (10%) 151 $53,900 $89,100
Hope International University 1218 10 (.3%) 5.7% 10 (100%) 0
Missouri Valley College 1569 10 (.3%) 4.3% 9 (90%) 1 (10%)
Syracuse University 160 10 (.3%) .3% 7 (70%) 3 (30%) 209 $51,900 $86,000
Buena Vista University 884 10 (.3%) 1.9% 9 (90%) 1 (10%) 861 $35,800 $60,700
Curry College 1021 10 (.3%) 1.5% 10 (100%) 0 398 $49,800 $76,800
Vassar College 40 9 (.3%) 1.4% 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
Spelman College 228 9 (.3%) 1.9% 9 (100%) 0
Mount Saint Mary's University 586 9 (.3%) 1.6% 9 (100%) 0 228 $44,000 $84,500
Manchester University 1046 9 (.3%) 4.3% 7 (78%) 2 (22%) 724 $47,600 $66,700
Keuka College 1015 9 (.3%) 1.8% 5 (56%) 4 (44%) 759 $37,400 $64,900
Virginia Wesleyan College 1123 9 (.3%) 2.8% 9 (100%) 0
Trinity Christian College 546 8 (.2%) 3.2% 7 (88%) 1 (13%)
University of New England 520 8 (.2%) 1.5% 8 (100%) 0 317 $48,700 $81,000
Dominican University of California 402 8 (.2%) 2.5% 8 (100%) 0
Concordia University-Chicago 841 8 (.2%) 2.1% 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
University of Vermont 142 8 (.2%) .3% 6 (75%) 2 (25%) 140 $45,800 $89,700
Missouri Southern State University 1333 7 (.2%) .8% 4 (57%) 3 (43%) 815 $41,900 $63,000
Pacific Lutheran University 423 7 (.2%) 1% 7 (100%) 0 310 $44,500 $81,400
Maryville College 731 7 (.2%) 3.1% 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
Principia College 134 7 (.2%) 7.1% 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
Southwest Minnesota State University 1053 7 (.2%) 1.4% 6 (86%) 1 (14%) 793 $39,000 $63,600
Colby College 54 7 (.2%) 1.4% 6 (86%) 1 (14%) 145 $49,300 $89,500
Concordia University-Wisconsin 741 7 (.2%) 1% 4 (57%) 3 (43%) 836 $43,300 $62,000
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 627 7 (.2%) 2% 6 (86%) 1 (14%) 875 $38,200 $59,900
University of Rio Grande 1472 7 (.2%) 4.5% 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
Alma College 459 7 (.2%) 2.3% 6 (86%) 1 (14%) 279 $42,200 $82,500
Spring Arbor University 836 7 (.2%) 1% 6 (86%) 1 (14%) 829 $35,700 $62,200
Catholic University of America 344 7 (.2%) .9% 4 (57%) 3 (43%) 315 $52,000 $81,100
Vanderbilt University 22 6 (.2%) .3% 3 (50%) 3 (50%) 71 $57,900 $98,700
Barry University 1324 6 (.2%) .6% 6 (100%) 0 717 $46,500 $66,900
William Penn University 1508 6 (.2%) 2% 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
West Liberty University 1095 6 (.2%) 1.2% 4 (67%) 2 (33%) 842 $38,800 $61,800
Southwestern Assemblies of God University 1233 6 (.2%) 2.1% 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
Brandeis University 53 6 (.2%) .7% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 93 $47,100 $94,400
Millsaps College 340 5 (.1%) 3% 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Saint Norbert College 303 5 (.1%) 1.1% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Concordia University-Nebraska 643 5 (.1%) 1.8% 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Anderson University 640 5 (.1%) 1.3% 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 936 $40,100 $54,900
Nova Southeastern University 824 5 (.1%) .4% 5 (100%) 0 616 $44,500 $70,400
Berea College 391 5 (.1%) 1.6% 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Taylor University 286 5 (.1%) 1.1% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Colgate University 47 5 (.1%) .7% 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 24 $56,500 $113,000
Le Moyne-Owen College 1571 4 (.1%) 3.4% 4 (100%) 0
Mount Saint Joseph University 851 4 (.1%) 1.2% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 568 $40,200 $71,800
MacMurray College 1330 4 (.1%) 3.1% 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
Furman University 188 4 (.1%) .7% 4 (100%) 0 155 $45,100 $88,800
LaGrange College 942 4 (.1%) 2.2% 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
University of Evansville 335 4 (.1%) .8% 4 (100%) 0 255 $46,200 $83,100
Saint Martin's University 981 4 (.1%) 1.2% 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
Texas Christian University 182 4 (.1%) .2% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 383 $47,800 $77,200
Washington University in St Louis 18 4 (.1%) .2% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 47 $56,700 $103,000
William Woods University 799 4 (.1%) 1.6% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 894 $37,800 $58,800
Emory University 42 4 (.1%) .2% 2 (50%) 2 (50%) 169 $53,800 $88,000
Washington - Jefferson College 265 4 (.1%) 1.3% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 564 $44,600 $71,900
The University of Findlay 652 4 (.1%) .8% 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 454 $48,800 $74,900
Viterbo University 825 3 (.1%) .7% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 810 $39,200 $63,100
Clark Atlanta University 1315 3 (.1%) .6% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 749 $41,200 $65,600
Wisconsin Lutheran College 614 3 (.1%) 1.3% 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
Flagler College-St Augustine 768 3 (.1%) .5% 3 (100%) 0
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 488 3 (.1%) .1% 0 3 (100%) 265 $46,500 $82,800
North Greenville University 914 3 (.1%) .7% 3 (100%) 0
MidAmerica Nazarene University 1052 3 (.1%) .7% 3 (100%) 0 817 $42,200 $62,900
Marian University 860 3 (.1%) .6% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 849 $45,000 $61,400
Greenville University 1024 3 (.1%) 1.1% 3 (100%) 0
Whitworth University 306 2 (.1%) .3% 2 (100%) 0 810 $42,300 $63,100
St- Thomas Aquinas College 811 2 (.1%) .8% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Maharishi University of Management 1552 2 (.1%) 1.4% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Bacone College 1585 2 (.1%) 2.1% 0 2 (100%)
Felician University 1146 2 (.1%) .5% 2 (100%) 0
Hiram College 644 2 (.1%) .7% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 631 $40,000 $70,000
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs 2 (.1%) 2% 2 (100%) 0
Prescott College 1298 2 (.1%) 1.7% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Concordia University-Portland 1008 2 (.1%) .8% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Concordia College-New York 906 2 (.1%) .9% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Southwest Baptist University 1040 2 (.1%) .5% 2 (100%) 0
Peru State College 2 (.1%) .7% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Heritage University 1507 2 (.1%) 1.2% 2 (100%) 0
Crown College 970 2 (.1%) 1.1% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Judson College 1014 1 (%) 3% 1 (100%) 0
Ohio Northern University 348 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 93 $50,700 $94,400
Rhodes College 129 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 181 $44,200 $87,500
McKendree University 803 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 466 $44,400 $74,700
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne 1048 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0
Union College 1412 1 (%) .8% 1 (100%) 0
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School 1 (%) 33.3% 0 1 (100%)
University of Mount Olive 1188 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 807 $36,400 $63,200
Cedar Crest College 497 1 (%) .4% 1 (100%) 0 793 $43,300 $63,600
Concordia College at Moorhead 345 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 836 $40,400 $62,000
Neumann University 1100 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0
Roger Williams University 501 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 691 $49,600 $68,000
Sinte Gleska University 1 (%) 6.7% 1 (100%) 0
Duquesne University 242 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 292 $47,100 $82,000
Culver-Stockton College 1224 1 (%) .6% 1 (100%) 0
Randolph College 956 1 (%) .7% 0 1 (100%)
Marian University 973 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 543 $41,100 $72,500
Southern Nazarene University 1061 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 727 $41,000 $66,600
Coker College 1213 1 (%) .5% 1 (100%) 0
Avila University 1186 1 (%) .4% 0 1 (100%) 709 $39,700 $67,200
University of Saint Mary 1184 1 (%) .5% 1 (100%) 0
Rockford University 1176 1 (%) .4% 0 1 (100%)
Family of Faith Christian University 1 (%) 25% 1 (100%) 0
Alverno College 1400 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 782 $41,900 $64,200
Wesleyan College 812 1 (%) .9% 1 (100%) 0
Augsburg College 607 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 452 $45,200 $75,000
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