Top Education, General Bachelors degree Programs - 2019

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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University of California-Irvine 61 303 (8.1%) 4.2% 240 (79%) 63 (21%) 102 $51,900 $93,900
Ashford University 241 (6.4%) 3% 179 (74%) 62 (26%)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1033 182 (4.8%) 4.7% 144 (79%) 38 (21%) 568 $45,600 $71,800
Michigan State University 168 165 (4.4%) 1.8% 156 (95%) 9 (5%) 220 $49,800 $85,200
Niagara University 449 109 (2.9%) 12.7% 86 (79%) 23 (21%) 409 $40,000 $76,400
Western Oregon University 1100 103 (2.7%) 10.8% 83 (81%) 20 (19%) 731 $38,600 $66,400
The University of Texas at San Antonio 1215 88 (2.3%) 1.9% 77 (88%) 11 (13%) 515 $46,100 $73,300
Kent State University at Kent 598 87 (2.3%) 1.6% 48 (55%) 39 (45%) 735 $41,000 $66,200
SUNY Empire State College 83 (2.2%) 3.3% 73 (88%) 10 (12%) 687 $41,600 $68,100
Wilmington University 1422 79 (2.1%) 4% 68 (86%) 11 (14%) 883 $40,300 $59,400
University of Oregon 254 79 (2.1%) 1.7% 71 (90%) 8 (10%) 395 $44,100 $76,900
The University of Montana 943 75 (2%) 4.5% 65 (87%) 10 (13%) 600 $40,000 $70,900
Oregon State University 427 63 (1.7%) 1.2% 54 (86%) 9 (14%) 176 $50,300 $87,600
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 971 63 (1.7%) 5.1% 55 (87%) 8 (13%) 829 $38,200 $62,200
Tusculum College 1371 56 (1.5%) 12.4% 52 (93%) 4 (7%) 941 $36,000 $54,300
Florida Atlantic University 816 54 (1.4%) .9% 51 (94%) 3 (6%) 590 $45,100 $71,200
Corban University 603 51 (1.4%) 24.1% 41 (80%) 10 (20%)
Florida Gulf Coast University 870 45 (1.2%) 1.9% 41 (91%) 4 (9%) 911 $42,700 $57,100
Chapman University 172 45 (1.2%) 2.7% 42 (93%) 3 (7%) 428 $47,200 $75,700
Saint Louis University 218 43 (1.1%) 2.5% 34 (79%) 9 (21%) 466 $46,800 $74,700
Belmont Abbey College 1246 40 (1.1%) 13.7% 33 (83%) 7 (18%) 693 $43,500 $67,900
Fairmont State University 1314 38 (1%) 5.6% 27 (71%) 11 (29%) 878 $39,200 $59,500
Midland University 1181 37 (1%) 16.2% 22 (59%) 15 (41%)
University of Arkansas 379 36 (1%) .8% 30 (83%) 6 (17%) 416 $48,600 $76,200
Liberty University 821 36 (1%) .4% 17 (47%) 19 (53%) 909 $39,400 $57,200
Wittenberg University 630 36 (1%) 8.5% 31 (86%) 5 (14%) 91 $44,500 $94,900
Bay Path University 774 31 (.8%) 7.1% 31 (100%) 0
Harris-Stowe State University 31 (.8%) 19.9% 24 (77%) 7 (23%)
Seattle Pacific University 454 30 (.8%) 3.5% 29 (97%) 1 (3%) 126 $47,200 $91,200
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus 988 29 (.8%) 1.2% 26 (90%) 3 (10%) 213 $50,000 $85,500
Webster University 553 29 (.8%) 3.8% 22 (76%) 7 (24%) 543 $39,800 $72,500
Wilmington College 947 28 (.7%) 11.4% 22 (79%) 6 (21%) 905 $37,500 $57,600
University of Hawaii-West Oahu 1386 27 (.7%) 4.3% 23 (85%) 4 (15%)
Syracuse University 169 27 (.7%) .8% 21 (78%) 6 (22%) 209 $51,900 $86,000
John Carroll University 329 24 (.6%) 3.5% 21 (88%) 3 (13%) 128 $44,600 $91,000
Southern New Hampshire University 1070 23 (.6%) .3% 19 (83%) 4 (17%) 697 $44,900 $67,700
Principia College 191 23 (.6%) 19.7% 19 (83%) 4 (17%)
University of Washington-Bothell Campus 307 23 (.6%) 1.5% 20 (87%) 3 (13%) 199 $51,800 $86,700
Vanguard University of Southern California 781 23 (.6%) 5.3% 21 (91%) 2 (9%) 703 $42,000 $67,400
Missouri Baptist University 1395 22 (.6%) 5.2% 17 (77%) 5 (23%)
Pacific University 366 22 (.6%) 5% 17 (77%) 5 (23%)
Northern Marianas College 21 (.6%) 70% 13 (62%) 8 (38%)
Bellevue University 1540 21 (.6%) 1.2% 15 (71%) 6 (29%) 678 $44,800 $68,400
Colgate University 57 21 (.6%) 2.9% 16 (76%) 5 (24%) 24 $56,500 $113,000
Gustavus Adolphus College 199 20 (.5%) 3.3% 15 (75%) 5 (25%) 203 $45,100 $86,500
University of Missouri-St Louis 865 19 (.5%) .9% 13 (68%) 6 (32%) 621 $44,100 $70,300
Southwest Minnesota State University 1217 19 (.5%) 4.3% 18 (95%) 1 (5%) 793 $39,000 $63,600
Southwestern University 237 19 (.5%) 4.4% 13 (68%) 6 (32%) 317 $50,000 $81,000
Trinity Christian College 484 19 (.5%) 5.7% 17 (89%) 2 (11%)
City University of Seattle 18 (.5%) 8% 14 (78%) 4 (22%) 413 $45,100 $76,300
College of Our Lady of the Elms 539 18 (.5%) 4.6% 16 (89%) 2 (11%)
University of Massachusetts-Amherst 116 18 (.5%) .3% 17 (94%) 1 (6%) 238 $50,000 $84,000
Roosevelt University 1203 18 (.5%) 2.3% 16 (89%) 2 (11%) 703 $40,800 $67,400
Flagler College-St Augustine 742 17 (.5%) 2.7% 15 (88%) 2 (12%)
Cabrini University 832 16 (.4%) 5.8% 14 (88%) 2 (13%) 409 $39,700 $76,400
Denison University 134 16 (.4%) 3.3% 15 (94%) 1 (6%)
Salem College 585 16 (.4%) 7.7% 16 (100%) 0
Bloomfield College 1485 16 (.4%) 4.8% 11 (69%) 5 (31%) 454 $40,800 $74,900
Brown University 18 15 (.4%) 1% 11 (73%) 4 (27%) 20 $58,600 $116,000
Beloit College 277 15 (.4%) 5.4% 13 (87%) 2 (13%) 512 $38,200 $73,400
Nova Southeastern University 788 15 (.4%) 1.2% 15 (100%) 0 616 $44,500 $70,400
Le Moyne-Owen College 1575 15 (.4%) 10.4% 13 (87%) 2 (13%)
Texas College 1568 15 (.4%) 16% 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
Illinois Wesleyan University 155 14 (.4%) 3.2% 12 (86%) 2 (14%) 425 $49,500 $75,900
University of Missouri-Columbia 256 14 (.4%) .2% 9 (64%) 5 (36%) 238 $44,200 $84,000
University of Rio Grande 1570 14 (.4%) 7.2% 13 (93%) 1 (7%)
Curry College 1007 14 (.4%) 2% 11 (79%) 3 (21%) 398 $49,800 $76,800
Lindenwood University 1006 14 (.4%) .8% 11 (79%) 3 (21%) 869 $41,000 $60,400
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon 14 (.4%) 1.9% 10 (71%) 4 (29%)
Smith College 86 13 (.3%) 2.1% 13 (100%) 0 298 $41,600 $81,700
Southwestern Assemblies of God University 1214 13 (.3%) 4.6% 11 (85%) 2 (15%)
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 148 13 (.3%) .2% 8 (62%) 5 (38%) 163 $52,400 $88,300
Gallaudet University 1206 13 (.3%) 5.7% 9 (69%) 4 (31%)
Baker College 1569 13 (.3%) .7% 10 (77%) 3 (23%) 810 $44,900 $63,100
Southern Methodist University 143 13 (.3%) .7% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) 151 $53,900 $89,100
University of Michigan-Dearborn 684 13 (.3%) 1% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) 195 $49,400 $86,900
Maryville College 826 13 (.3%) 5.7% 10 (77%) 3 (23%)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 71 12 (.3%) .1% 9 (75%) 3 (25%) 49 $58,100 $102,000
Missouri Southern State University 1326 12 (.3%) 1.4% 9 (75%) 3 (25%) 815 $41,900 $63,000
Brandeis University 75 12 (.3%) 1.3% 11 (92%) 1 (8%) 93 $47,100 $94,400
Colorado College 101 12 (.3%) 2.2% 10 (83%) 2 (17%) 223 $42,700 $85,100
Washington - Jefferson College 263 11 (.3%) 4.3% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 564 $44,600 $71,900
Buena Vista University 748 11 (.3%) 1.9% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 861 $35,800 $60,700
Siena Heights University 1344 11 (.3%) 1.3% 10 (91%) 1 (9%) 878 $40,000 $59,500
Virginia Wesleyan University 1026 11 (.3%) 3.7% 8 (73%) 3 (27%)
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 726 11 (.3%) 3.1% 8 (73%) 3 (27%) 875 $38,200 $59,900
Guilford College 990 10 (.3%) 2.4% 7 (70%) 3 (30%) 883 $36,500 $59,400
Concordia University-Chicago 935 10 (.3%) 2.9% 8 (80%) 2 (20%)
Tuskegee University 1261 10 (.3%) 2.2% 10 (100%) 0 682 $53,300 $68,300
DePauw University 158 10 (.3%) 1.8% 9 (90%) 1 (10%) 88 $47,900 $95,100
Purdue University-Main Campus 173 10 (.3%) .1% 7 (70%) 3 (30%) 98 $57,400 $94,200
Walden University 10 (.3%) .5% 7 (70%) 3 (30%)
Spelman College 236 9 (.2%) 2% 9 (100%) 0
Goddard College 9 (.2%) 13.6% 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
Barry University 1425 9 (.2%) 1.1% 8 (89%) 1 (11%) 717 $46,500 $66,900
Bucknell University 74 8 (.2%) .9% 5 (63%) 3 (38%) 36 $58,500 $108,000
West Liberty University 1018 8 (.2%) 1.8% 8 (100%) 0 842 $38,800 $61,800
Spring Arbor University 830 8 (.2%) 1.3% 8 (100%) 0 829 $35,700 $62,200
Hope International University 1216 8 (.2%) 6.1% 6 (75%) 2 (25%)
Keuka College 820 8 (.2%) 1.9% 8 (100%) 0 759 $37,400 $64,900
Juniata College 347 8 (.2%) 2.4% 6 (75%) 2 (25%)
Hampshire College 517 8 (.2%) 2.7% 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
Lake Forest College 324 7 (.2%) 1.8% 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
Missouri Valley College 1551 7 (.2%) 3.7% 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
Biola University 348 7 (.2%) .7% 7 (100%) 0 327 $43,000 $80,400
Northcentral University 7 (.2%) 21.2% 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
Prescott College 1297 7 (.2%) 6% 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
Vassar College 50 7 (.2%) 1.1% 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
Berea College 466 7 (.2%) 2.2% 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
Alma College 587 6 (.2%) 1.9% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 279 $42,200 $82,500
Colby College 44 6 (.2%) 1.2% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 145 $49,300 $89,500
Wheeling Jesuit University 1002 6 (.2%) 2.9% 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
Mount Saint Joseph University 1016 6 (.2%) 2.5% 6 (100%) 0 568 $40,200 $71,800
Goucher College 497 6 (.2%) 2% 6 (100%) 0
Vanderbilt University 23 6 (.2%) .3% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 71 $57,900 $98,700
Stetson University 504 6 (.2%) .9% 6 (100%) 0 717 $37,500 $66,900
Concordia University-Portland 1034 6 (.2%) 2.7% 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
Manchester University 1025 6 (.2%) 2.6% 4 (67%) 2 (33%) 724 $47,600 $66,700
Furman 120 6 (.2%) .9% 6 (100%) 0 155 $45,100 $88,800
Otterbein University 529 6 (.2%) 1.1% 3 (50%) 3 (50%) 558 $44,300 $72,100
Rhodes College 142 5 (.1%) 1.1% 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 181 $44,200 $87,500
Saint Martin's University 878 5 (.1%) 1.6% 5 (100%) 0
Clark Atlanta University 1269 5 (.1%) 1.2% 5 (100%) 0 749 $41,200 $65,600
Hiram College 749 5 (.1%) 2.1% 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 631 $40,000 $70,000
Duquesne University 272 5 (.1%) .3% 3 (60%) 2 (40%) 292 $47,100 $82,000
Concordia College-New York 1095 5 (.1%) 2.2% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Washington University in St Louis 21 5 (.1%) .3% 5 (100%) 0 47 $56,700 $103,000
Bacone College 1576 5 (.1%) 7.5% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Randolph College 595 5 (.1%) 3.7% 5 (100%) 0
Culver-Stockton College 975 5 (.1%) 2.6% 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Mount Saint Mary's University 604 5 (.1%) .8% 5 (100%) 0 228 $44,000 $84,500
Viterbo University 959 4 (.1%) .9% 4 (100%) 0 810 $39,200 $63,100
Augsburg University 750 4 (.1%) .6% 4 (100%) 0 452 $45,200 $75,000
New York University 69 4 (.1%) .1% 4 (100%) 0 60 $55,700 $100,000
University of New England 488 4 (.1%) .7% 4 (100%) 0 317 $48,700 $81,000
Peru State College 4 (.1%) 1.3% 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
Northland College 751 4 (.1%) 3.5% 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
William Peace University 1319 4 (.1%) 1.9% 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
Maranatha Baptist University 1091 4 (.1%) 2.7% 4 (100%) 0
Ohio Dominican University 1156 4 (.1%) 1.5% 4 (100%) 0 926 $42,200 $55,500
Felician University 1222 3 (.1%) .8% 3 (100%) 0
Dominican University of California 409 3 (.1%) .8% 3 (100%) 0
Concordia University-Nebraska 768 3 (.1%) 1.4% 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
MacMurray College 1412 3 (.1%) 2.5% 3 (100%) 0
Taylor University 235 3 (.1%) .7% 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
University of Vermont 147 3 (.1%) .1% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 140 $45,800 $89,700
Crown College 953 3 (.1%) 1.5% 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
North Carolina Wesleyan College 1514 3 (.1%) .6% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 829 $43,500 $62,200
Saint Norbert College 316 3 (.1%) .7% 3 (100%) 0
William Woods University 783 3 (.1%) 1.3% 3 (100%) 0 894 $37,800 $58,800
Central Washington University 965 3 (.1%) .1% 3 (100%) 0 407 $45,800 $76,500
Elmhurst College 543 3 (.1%) .4% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 538 $44,400 $72,600
MidAmerica Nazarene University 996 3 (.1%) .7% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 817 $42,200 $62,900
Southern Nazarene University 946 3 (.1%) .6% 3 (100%) 0 727 $41,000 $66,600
Marian University 1198 2 (.1%) .5% 2 (100%) 0 543 $41,100 $72,500
New England College 1479 2 (.1%) .9% 2 (100%) 0
Concordia College at Moorhead 321 2 (.1%) .4% 2 (100%) 0 836 $40,400 $62,000
Union College 1497 2 (.1%) 1.4% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Stillman College 1556 2 (.1%) 1.9% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
The University of Findlay 627 2 (.1%) .4% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 454 $48,800 $74,900
University of Pikeville 1428 2 (.1%) 1.1% 2 (100%) 0
St- Thomas Aquinas College 863 2 (.1%) .7% 2 (100%) 0
Greenville University 814 2 (.1%) .7% 2 (100%) 0
Rockford University 1240 2 (.1%) .8% 2 (100%) 0
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne 908 2 (.1%) .6% 2 (100%) 0
Goshen College 547 2 (.1%) 1% 2 (100%) 0
Neumann University 960 2 (.1%) .4% 2 (100%) 0
University of Evansville 360 2 (.1%) .5% 2 (100%) 0 255 $46,200 $83,100
Alverno College 1318 2 (.1%) .6% 2 (100%) 0 782 $41,900 $64,200
William Penn University 1517 2 (.1%) .9% 2 (100%) 0
North Greenville University 885 2 (.1%) .4% 2 (100%) 0
Franklin Pierce University 1105 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 532 $40,200 $72,900
Marian University 848 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 849 $45,000 $61,400
Iowa Wesleyan University 1477 1 (%) 1.1% 1 (100%) 0
Emory University 51 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 169 $53,800 $88,000
University of Dubuque 1303 1 (%) .3% 0 1 (100%)
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School 1 (%) 12.5% 1 (100%) 0
McKendree University 874 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 466 $44,400 $74,700
Catholic University of America 299 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 315 $52,000 $81,100
Whitworth University 312 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 810 $42,300 $63,100
Anderson University 845 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 936 $40,100 $54,900
University of Utah 331 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 149 $49,400 $89,200
Texas Christian University 197 1 (%) % 1 (100%) 0 383 $47,800 $77,200
Heritage University 1470 1 (%) .6% 1 (100%) 0
Maryville University of Saint Louis 405 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 887 $41,800 $59,200
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs 1 (%) 1.2% 1 (100%) 0
Schreiner University 1087 1 (%) .4% 1 (100%) 0
Tabor College 1262 1 (%) .6% 1 (100%) 0
Trine University 752 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 346 $54,600 $79,200
Millsaps College 422 1 (%) .7% 1 (100%) 0
Pacific Lutheran University 441 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 310 $44,500 $81,400
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 483 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 265 $46,500 $82,800
Salem State University 769 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 568 $41,800 $71,800
Bennington College 458 1 (%) .8% 1 (100%) 0
Morningside College 841 1 (%) .4% 1 (100%) 0 913 $39,100 $57,000
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