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 1031 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 1427 79 (2.3%) 4% 68 (86%) 11 (14%) 883 $40,300 $59,400
The University of Texas at San Antonio 1276 76 (2.2%) 1.6% 68 (89%) 8 (11%) 515 $46,100 $73,300
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 865 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 905 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 1093 53 (1.5%) 19.3% 37 (70%) 16 (30%)
Florida Atlantic University 953 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 1239 45 (1.3%) 6.8% 28 (62%) 17 (38%) 878 $39,200 $59,500
Tusculum College 1350 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 783 36 (1%) 1.6% 34 (94%) 2 (6%) 621 $44,100 $70,300
Bay Path University 780 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 817 34 (1%) 9.2% 30 (88%) 4 (12%) 91 $44,500 $94,900
Belmont Abbey College 1321 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 1068 27 (.8%) 11.3% 18 (67%) 9 (33%) 905 $37,500 $57,600
City University of Seattle 26 (.7%) 13% 23 (88%) 3 (12%) 413 $45,100 $76,300
Florida Gulf Coast University 762 26 (.7%) 1.1% 22 (85%) 4 (15%) 911 $42,700 $57,100
University of Hawaii-West Oahu 1306 25 (.7%) 5.3% 19 (76%) 6 (24%)
Stonehill College 162 25 (.7%) 3.6% 24 (96%) 1 (4%) 138 $47,400 $89,800
Salem College 394 24 (.7%) 12.8% 24 (100%) 0
Brown University 19 24 (.7%) 1.5% 15 (63%) 9 (38%) 20 $58,600 $116,000
Northern Marianas College 24 (.7%) 70.6% 20 (83%) 4 (17%)
Harris-Stowe State University 23 (.7%) 15% 22 (96%) 1 (4%)
Bellevue University 1518 22 (.6%) 1.1% 11 (50%) 11 (50%) 678 $44,800 $68,400
Southern New Hampshire University 1349 20 (.6%) .4% 18 (90%) 2 (10%) 697 $44,900 $67,700
Denison University 111 19 (.5%) 3.6% 19 (100%) 0
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon 1484 19 (.5%) 2.7% 17 (89%) 2 (11%)
Bucknell University 78 19 (.5%) 2.2% 18 (95%) 1 (5%) 36 $58,500 $108,000
Baker College 1577 19 (.5%) 1% 17 (89%) 2 (11%) 810 $44,900 $63,100
Gustavus Adolphus College 193 17 (.5%) 2.5% 15 (88%) 2 (12%) 203 $45,100 $86,500
Cabrini University 968 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
Purdue University-Main Campus 170 16 (.5%) .2% 12 (75%) 4 (25%) 98 $57,400 $94,200
DePauw University 138 16 (.5%) 3% 13 (81%) 3 (19%) 88 $47,900 $95,100
Goddard College 1501 16 (.5%) 19.5% 13 (81%) 3 (19%)
Vanguard University of Southern California 768 16 (.5%) 2.9% 15 (94%) 1 (6%) 703 $42,000 $67,400
William Peace University 1250 16 (.5%) 8.5% 14 (88%) 2 (13%)
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
Bloomfield College 1482 13 (.4%) 4.6% 13 (100%) 0 454 $40,800 $74,900
North Carolina Wesleyan College 1467 13 (.4%) 2.9% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) 829 $43,500 $62,200
Northcentral University 13 (.4%) 21.7% 12 (92%) 1 (8%)
Pacific University 502 13 (.4%) 3.4% 12 (92%) 1 (8%)
Roosevelt University 1403 13 (.4%) 1.4% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) 703 $40,800 $67,400
Illinois Wesleyan University 132 13 (.4%) 3% 13 (100%) 0 425 $49,500 $75,900
Stetson University 513 12 (.3%) 2% 9 (75%) 3 (25%) 717 $37,500 $66,900
Goucher College 509 12 (.3%) 3.7% 12 (100%) 0
Hampshire College 378 12 (.3%) 3.5% 11 (92%) 1 (8%)
Lake Forest College 349 12 (.3%) 3.2% 12 (100%) 0
Beloit College 204 12 (.3%) 4% 6 (50%) 6 (50%) 512 $38,200 $73,400
Liberty University 838 12 (.3%) .1% 4 (33%) 8 (67%) 909 $39,400 $57,200
Siena Heights University 1197 12 (.3%) 1.5% 10 (83%) 2 (17%) 878 $40,000 $59,500
Wheeling Jesuit University 703 12 (.3%) 5.3% 10 (83%) 2 (17%)
College of Our Lady of the Elms 569 11 (.3%) 2.9% 11 (100%) 0
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus 1039 11 (.3%) .5% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 213 $50,000 $85,500
Gallaudet University 990 11 (.3%) 4.5% 9 (82%) 2 (18%)
Texas College 1582 11 (.3%) 11.2% 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
University of Michigan-Dearborn 784 11 (.3%) .8% 10 (91%) 1 (9%) 195 $49,400 $86,900
Lindenwood University 1023 11 (.3%) .6% 7 (64%) 4 (36%) 869 $41,000 $60,400
Central Washington University 779 11 (.3%) .5% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 407 $45,800 $76,500
Juniata College 266 11 (.3%) 3.2% 9 (82%) 2 (18%)
Southern Methodist University 136 10 (.3%) .6% 9 (90%) 1 (10%) 151 $53,900 $89,100
Missouri Valley College 1571 10 (.3%) 4.3% 9 (90%) 1 (10%)
Curry College 1022 10 (.3%) 1.5% 10 (100%) 0 398 $49,800 $76,800
Hope International University 1220 10 (.3%) 5.7% 10 (100%) 0
Missouri Baptist University 1313 10 (.3%) 3% 8 (80%) 2 (20%)
Colorado College 93 10 (.3%) 1.9% 9 (90%) 1 (10%) 223 $42,700 $85,100
Syracuse University 160 10 (.3%) .3% 7 (70%) 3 (30%) 209 $51,900 $86,000
Buena Vista University 885 10 (.3%) 1.9% 9 (90%) 1 (10%) 861 $35,800 $60,700
Manchester University 1047 9 (.3%) 4.3% 7 (78%) 2 (22%) 724 $47,600 $66,700
Spelman College 228 9 (.3%) 1.9% 9 (100%) 0
Keuka College 1016 9 (.3%) 1.8% 5 (56%) 4 (44%) 759 $37,400 $64,900
Mount Saint Mary's University 586 9 (.3%) 1.6% 9 (100%) 0 228 $44,000 $84,500
Virginia Wesleyan College 1124 9 (.3%) 2.8% 9 (100%) 0
Vassar College 40 9 (.3%) 1.4% 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
University of New England 520 8 (.2%) 1.5% 8 (100%) 0 317 $48,700 $81,000
Trinity Christian College 546 8 (.2%) 3.2% 7 (88%) 1 (13%)
University of Vermont 142 8 (.2%) .3% 6 (75%) 2 (25%) 140 $45,800 $89,700
Dominican University of California 402 8 (.2%) 2.5% 8 (100%) 0
Concordia University-Chicago 842 8 (.2%) 2.1% 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
Pacific Lutheran University 423 7 (.2%) 1% 7 (100%) 0 310 $44,500 $81,400
Catholic University of America 344 7 (.2%) .9% 4 (57%) 3 (43%) 315 $52,000 $81,100
University of Rio Grande 1474 7 (.2%) 4.5% 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
Maryville College 731 7 (.2%) 3.1% 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
Spring Arbor University 837 7 (.2%) 1% 6 (86%) 1 (14%) 829 $35,700 $62,200
Southwest Minnesota State University 1054 7 (.2%) 1.4% 6 (86%) 1 (14%) 793 $39,000 $63,600
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 627 7 (.2%) 2% 6 (86%) 1 (14%) 875 $38,200 $59,900
Concordia University-Wisconsin 741 7 (.2%) 1% 4 (57%) 3 (43%) 836 $43,300 $62,000
Alma College 459 7 (.2%) 2.3% 6 (86%) 1 (14%) 279 $42,200 $82,500
Missouri Southern State University 1335 7 (.2%) .8% 4 (57%) 3 (43%) 815 $41,900 $63,000
Colby College 54 7 (.2%) 1.4% 6 (86%) 1 (14%) 145 $49,300 $89,500
Principia College 134 7 (.2%) 7.1% 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
Barry University 1326 6 (.2%) .6% 6 (100%) 0 717 $46,500 $66,900
Vanderbilt University 22 6 (.2%) .3% 3 (50%) 3 (50%) 71 $57,900 $98,700
William Penn University 1510 6 (.2%) 2% 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
Southwestern Assemblies of God University 1235 6 (.2%) 2.1% 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
West Liberty University 1096 6 (.2%) 1.2% 4 (67%) 2 (33%) 842 $38,800 $61,800
Brandeis University 53 6 (.2%) .7% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 93 $47,100 $94,400
Concordia University-Nebraska 643 5 (.1%) 1.8% 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Colgate University 47 5 (.1%) .7% 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 24 $56,500 $113,000
Berea College 391 5 (.1%) 1.6% 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Anderson University 640 5 (.1%) 1.3% 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 936 $40,100 $54,900
Millsaps College 340 5 (.1%) 3% 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Taylor University 286 5 (.1%) 1.1% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Nova Southeastern University 825 5 (.1%) .4% 5 (100%) 0 616 $44,500 $70,400
Saint Norbert College 303 5 (.1%) 1.1% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
William Woods University 800 4 (.1%) 1.6% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 894 $37,800 $58,800
University of Evansville 335 4 (.1%) .8% 4 (100%) 0 255 $46,200 $83,100
MacMurray College 1332 4 (.1%) 3.1% 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
Le Moyne-Owen College 1573 4 (.1%) 3.4% 4 (100%) 0
Mount Saint Joseph University 852 4 (.1%) 1.2% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 568 $40,200 $71,800
The University of Findlay 652 4 (.1%) .8% 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 454 $48,800 $74,900
Furman University 188 4 (.1%) .7% 4 (100%) 0 155 $45,100 $88,800
Emory University 42 4 (.1%) .2% 2 (50%) 2 (50%) 169 $53,800 $88,000
Saint Martin's University 982 4 (.1%) 1.2% 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
LaGrange College 943 4 (.1%) 2.2% 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
Washington University in St Louis 18 4 (.1%) .2% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 47 $56,700 $103,000
Texas Christian University 182 4 (.1%) .2% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 383 $47,800 $77,200
Washington - Jefferson College 265 4 (.1%) 1.3% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 564 $44,600 $71,900
Wisconsin Lutheran College 614 3 (.1%) 1.3% 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
Flagler College-St Augustine 769 3 (.1%) .5% 3 (100%) 0
Viterbo University 826 3 (.1%) .7% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 810 $39,200 $63,100
North Greenville University 915 3 (.1%) .7% 3 (100%) 0
Marian University 861 3 (.1%) .6% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 849 $45,000 $61,400
Greenville College 1025 3 (.1%) 1.1% 3 (100%) 0
MidAmerica Nazarene University 1053 3 (.1%) .7% 3 (100%) 0 817 $42,200 $62,900
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 488 3 (.1%) .1% 0 3 (100%) 265 $46,500 $82,800
Clark Atlanta University 1317 3 (.1%) .6% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 749 $41,200 $65,600
Concordia College-New York 907 2 (.1%) .9% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
St- Thomas Aquinas College 812 2 (.1%) .8% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Peru State College 2 (.1%) .7% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Crown College 971 2 (.1%) 1.1% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs 2 (.1%) 2% 2 (100%) 0
Prescott College 1300 2 (.1%) 1.7% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Whitworth University 306 2 (.1%) .3% 2 (100%) 0 810 $42,300 $63,100
Southwest Baptist University 1041 2 (.1%) .5% 2 (100%) 0
Maharishi University of Management 1554 2 (.1%) 1.4% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Hiram College 644 2 (.1%) .7% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 631 $40,000 $70,000
Bacone College 1588 2 (.1%) 2.1% 0 2 (100%)
Heritage University 1509 2 (.1%) 1.2% 2 (100%) 0
Concordia University-Portland 1009 2 (.1%) .8% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Felician University 1147 2 (.1%) .5% 2 (100%) 0
University of Saint Mary 1185 1 (%) .5% 1 (100%) 0
Augsburg College 607 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 452 $45,200 $75,000
Duquesne University 242 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 292 $47,100 $82,000
Union College 1414 1 (%) .8% 1 (100%) 0
Culver-Stockton College 1226 1 (%) .6% 1 (100%) 0
Roger Williams University 501 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 691 $49,600 $68,000
Ohio Northern University 348 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 93 $50,700 $94,400
Judson College 1015 1 (%) 3% 1 (100%) 0
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School 1 (%) 33.3% 0 1 (100%)
Marian University 974 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 543 $41,100 $72,500
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne 1049 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0
Avila University 1187 1 (%) .4% 0 1 (100%) 709 $39,700 $67,200
Coker College 1215 1 (%) .5% 1 (100%) 0
Neumann University 1101 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0
Randolph College 957 1 (%) .7% 0 1 (100%)
Rhodes College 129 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 181 $44,200 $87,500
Rockford University 1177 1 (%) .4% 0 1 (100%)
Alverno College 1402 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 782 $41,900 $64,200
University of Mount Olive 1189 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 807 $36,400 $63,200
Concordia College at Moorhead 345 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 836 $40,400 $62,000
Cedar Crest College 497 1 (%) .4% 1 (100%) 0 793 $43,300 $63,600
Family of Faith Christian University 1 (%) 25% 1 (100%) 0
Southern Nazarene University 1062 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 727 $41,000 $66,600
Wesleyan College 813 1 (%) .9% 1 (100%) 0
McKendree University 804 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 466 $44,400 $74,700
Sinte Gleska University 1 (%) 6.7% 1 (100%) 0
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