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 $37,307

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University of California-Irvine 61 303 (8.1%) 4.2% 240 (79%) 63 (21%) $38,500 $46,600
Ashford University 241 (6.4%) 3% 179 (74%) 62 (26%) $29,100 $36,200
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1033 182 (4.8%) 4.7% 144 (79%) 38 (21%) $34,800 $38,700
Michigan State University 168 165 (4.4%) 1.8% 156 (95%) 9 (5%) $39,800 $46,100
Niagara University 449 109 (2.9%) 12.7% 86 (79%) 23 (21%) $33,700 $38,000
Western Oregon University 1100 103 (2.7%) 10.8% 83 (81%) 20 (19%) $28,600 $33,200
The University of Texas at San Antonio 1215 88 (2.3%) 1.9% 77 (88%) 11 (13%) $34,800 $39,400
Kent State University at Kent 598 87 (2.3%) 1.6% 48 (55%) 39 (45%) $29,400 $33,500
SUNY Empire State College 83 (2.2%) 3.3% 73 (88%) 10 (12%) $36,100 $39,100
Wilmington University 1422 79 (2.1%) 4% 68 (86%) 11 (14%) $36,300 $39,000
University of Oregon 254 79 (2.1%) 1.7% 71 (90%) 8 (10%) $32,900 $38,500
The University of Montana 943 75 (2%) 4.5% 65 (87%) 10 (13%) $27,800 $30,700
Oregon State University 427 63 (1.7%) 1.2% 54 (86%) 9 (14%) $35,700 $41,500
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 971 63 (1.7%) 5.1% 55 (87%) 8 (13%) $32,400 $35,700
Tusculum College 1371 56 (1.5%) 12.4% 52 (93%) 4 (7%) $30,600 $34,500
Florida Atlantic University 816 54 (1.4%) .9% 51 (94%) 3 (6%) $34,200 $38,500
Corban University 603 51 (1.4%) 24.1% 41 (80%) 10 (20%) $28,500 $31,600
Chapman University 172 45 (1.2%) 2.7% 42 (93%) 3 (7%) $41,700 $47,200
Florida Gulf Coast University 870 45 (1.2%) 1.9% 41 (91%) 4 (9%) $34,000 $39,200
Saint Louis University 218 43 (1.1%) 2.5% 34 (79%) 9 (21%) $43,300 $49,100
Belmont Abbey College 1246 40 (1.1%) 13.7% 33 (83%) 7 (18%) $31,900 $33,100
Fairmont State University 1314 38 (1%) 5.6% 27 (71%) 11 (29%) $24,900 $29,000
Midland University 1181 37 (1%) 16.2% 22 (59%) 15 (41%) $34,900 $37,300
Wittenberg University 630 36 (1%) 8.5% 31 (86%) 5 (14%) $34,000 $38,400
Liberty University 821 36 (1%) .4% 17 (47%) 19 (53%) $30,400 $32,900
University of Arkansas 379 36 (1%) .8% 30 (83%) 6 (17%) $35,300 $40,200
Harris-Stowe State University 31 (.8%) 19.9% 24 (77%) 7 (23%) $20,900 $22,000
Bay Path University 774 31 (.8%) 7.1% 31 (100%) 0 $34,000 $36,000
Seattle Pacific University 454 30 (.8%) 3.5% 29 (97%) 1 (3%) $35,900 $41,900
Webster University 553 29 (.8%) 3.8% 22 (76%) 7 (24%) $32,500 $35,400
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus 988 29 (.8%) 1.2% 26 (90%) 3 (10%) $40,000 $49,200
Wilmington College 947 28 (.7%) 11.4% 22 (79%) 6 (21%) $29,600 $34,000
Syracuse University 169 27 (.7%) .8% 21 (78%) 6 (22%) $43,400 $51,300
University of Hawaii-West Oahu 1386 27 (.7%) 4.3% 23 (85%) 4 (15%) $35,300 $35,900
John Carroll University 329 24 (.6%) 3.5% 21 (88%) 3 (13%) $39,000 $44,500
Principia College 191 23 (.6%) 19.7% 19 (83%) 4 (17%)
Vanguard University of Southern California 781 23 (.6%) 5.3% 21 (91%) 2 (9%) $31,700 $36,000
University of Washington-Bothell Campus 307 23 (.6%) 1.5% 20 (87%) 3 (13%) $42,800 $49,300
Southern New Hampshire University 1070 23 (.6%) .3% 19 (83%) 4 (17%) $37,100 $40,900
Missouri Baptist University 1395 22 (.6%) 5.2% 17 (77%) 5 (23%) $29,400 $31,300
Pacific University 366 22 (.6%) 5% 17 (77%) 5 (23%) $31,500 $38,700
Northern Marianas College 21 (.6%) 70% 13 (62%) 8 (38%) $14,200 $18,000
Bellevue University 1540 21 (.6%) 1.2% 15 (71%) 6 (29%) $43,800 $48,400
Colgate University 57 21 (.6%) 2.9% 16 (76%) 5 (24%) $45,100 $52,500
Gustavus Adolphus College 199 20 (.5%) 3.3% 15 (75%) 5 (25%) $38,800 $43,000
Southwest Minnesota State University 1217 19 (.5%) 4.3% 18 (95%) 1 (5%) $31,300 $33,300
University of Missouri-St Louis 865 19 (.5%) .9% 13 (68%) 6 (32%) $34,200 $38,400
Trinity Christian College 484 19 (.5%) 5.7% 17 (89%) 2 (11%) $35,500 $37,600
Southwestern University 237 19 (.5%) 4.4% 13 (68%) 6 (32%) $33,600 $46,900
University of Massachusetts-Amherst 116 18 (.5%) .3% 17 (94%) 1 (6%) $38,800 $44,300
City University of Seattle 18 (.5%) 8% 14 (78%) 4 (22%) $42,200 $46,300
College of Our Lady of the Elms 539 18 (.5%) 4.6% 16 (89%) 2 (11%) $40,500 $42,400
Roosevelt University 1203 18 (.5%) 2.3% 16 (89%) 2 (11%) $35,500 $39,900
Flagler College-St Augustine 742 17 (.5%) 2.7% 15 (88%) 2 (12%) $33,200 $34,800
Denison University 134 16 (.4%) 3.3% 15 (94%) 1 (6%) $35,400 $42,900
Cabrini University 832 16 (.4%) 5.8% 14 (88%) 2 (13%) $34,200 $40,700
Salem College 585 16 (.4%) 7.7% 16 (100%) 0 $30,100 $33,100
Bloomfield College 1485 16 (.4%) 4.8% 11 (69%) 5 (31%) $29,200 $32,200
Le Moyne-Owen College 1575 15 (.4%) 10.4% 13 (87%) 2 (13%) $18,700 $22,800
Texas College 1568 15 (.4%) 16% 5 (33%) 10 (67%) $20,700 $23,000
Nova Southeastern University 788 15 (.4%) 1.2% 15 (100%) 0 $39,200 $43,200
Beloit College 277 15 (.4%) 5.4% 13 (87%) 2 (13%) $29,500 $33,100
Brown University 18 15 (.4%) 1% 11 (73%) 4 (27%) $49,600 $55,200
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon 14 (.4%) 1.9% 10 (71%) 4 (29%) $16,100 $17,100
University of Missouri-Columbia 256 14 (.4%) .2% 9 (64%) 5 (36%) $37,100 $42,400
University of Rio Grande 1570 14 (.4%) 7.2% 13 (93%) 1 (7%) $25,800 $30,800
Lindenwood University 1006 14 (.4%) .8% 11 (79%) 3 (21%) $33,100 $37,300
Illinois Wesleyan University 155 14 (.4%) 3.2% 12 (86%) 2 (14%) $39,000 $48,600
Curry College 1007 14 (.4%) 2% 11 (79%) 3 (21%) $38,400 $41,000
Smith College 86 13 (.3%) 2.1% 13 (100%) 0 $32,500 $39,100
University of Michigan-Dearborn 684 13 (.3%) 1% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) $36,200 $39,300
Maryville College 826 13 (.3%) 5.7% 10 (77%) 3 (23%) $29,700 $32,900
Southern Methodist University 143 13 (.3%) .7% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) $48,400 $51,800
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 148 13 (.3%) .2% 8 (62%) 5 (38%) $39,000 $43,800
Southwestern Assemblies of God University 1214 13 (.3%) 4.6% 11 (85%) 2 (15%) $27,900 $31,600
Baker College 1569 13 (.3%) .7% 10 (77%) 3 (23%) $22,300 $24,500
Gallaudet University 1206 13 (.3%) 5.7% 9 (69%) 4 (31%) $22,700 $30,300
Brandeis University 75 12 (.3%) 1.3% 11 (92%) 1 (8%) $40,000 $47,700
Missouri Southern State University 1326 12 (.3%) 1.4% 9 (75%) 3 (25%) $27,500 $29,700
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 71 12 (.3%) .1% 9 (75%) 3 (25%) $44,200 $52,300
Colorado College 101 12 (.3%) 2.2% 10 (83%) 2 (17%) $30,500 $34,900
Buena Vista University 748 11 (.3%) 1.9% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) $32,800 $36,500
Siena Heights University 1344 11 (.3%) 1.3% 10 (91%) 1 (9%) $37,500 $38,800
Washington - Jefferson College 263 11 (.3%) 4.3% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) $38,400 $46,800
Virginia Wesleyan University 1026 11 (.3%) 3.7% 8 (73%) 3 (27%) $29,900 $35,400
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 726 11 (.3%) 3.1% 8 (73%) 3 (27%) $26,700 $30,900
Concordia University-Chicago 935 10 (.3%) 2.9% 8 (80%) 2 (20%) $31,300 $35,100
Tuskegee University 1261 10 (.3%) 2.2% 10 (100%) 0 $27,800 $31,300
Walden University 10 (.3%) .5% 7 (70%) 3 (30%) $44,800 $49,500
Guilford College 990 10 (.3%) 2.4% 7 (70%) 3 (30%) $29,400 $31,100
DePauw University 158 10 (.3%) 1.8% 9 (90%) 1 (10%) $38,700 $45,700
Purdue University-Main Campus 173 10 (.3%) .1% 7 (70%) 3 (30%) $43,000 $47,300
Barry University 1425 9 (.2%) 1.1% 8 (89%) 1 (11%) $39,500 $41,200
Spelman College 236 9 (.2%) 2% 9 (100%) 0 $29,800 $39,500
Goddard College 9 (.2%) 13.6% 4 (44%) 5 (56%) $22,500 $23,700
Hampshire College 517 8 (.2%) 2.7% 4 (50%) 4 (50%) $19,100 $27,900
Keuka College 820 8 (.2%) 1.9% 8 (100%) 0 $36,400 $37,900
West Liberty University 1018 8 (.2%) 1.8% 8 (100%) 0 $27,300 $32,000
Spring Arbor University 830 8 (.2%) 1.3% 8 (100%) 0 $33,600 $34,600
Hope International University 1216 8 (.2%) 6.1% 6 (75%) 2 (25%) $26,400 $33,300
Bucknell University 74 8 (.2%) .9% 5 (63%) 3 (38%) $56,400 $63,100
Juniata College 347 8 (.2%) 2.4% 6 (75%) 2 (25%) $33,100 $41,000
Lake Forest College 324 7 (.2%) 1.8% 5 (71%) 2 (29%) $36,500 $43,300
Prescott College 1297 7 (.2%) 6% 4 (57%) 3 (43%) $26,500 $29,100
Missouri Valley College 1551 7 (.2%) 3.7% 4 (57%) 3 (43%) $26,500 $30,300
Vassar College 50 7 (.2%) 1.1% 6 (86%) 1 (14%) $34,300 $42,800
Biola University 348 7 (.2%) .7% 7 (100%) 0 $33,200 $37,200
Berea College 466 7 (.2%) 2.2% 5 (71%) 2 (29%) $22,400 $28,500
Northcentral University 7 (.2%) 21.2% 6 (86%) 1 (14%) $52,569
Manchester University 1025 6 (.2%) 2.6% 4 (67%) 2 (33%) $32,300 $35,700
Vanderbilt University 23 6 (.2%) .3% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) $52,000 $57,500
Mount Saint Joseph University 1016 6 (.2%) 2.5% 6 (100%) 0 $33,900 $35,600
Otterbein University 529 6 (.2%) 1.1% 3 (50%) 3 (50%) $33,900 $37,800
Concordia University-Portland 1034 6 (.2%) 2.7% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) $36,200 $36,300
Furman 120 6 (.2%) .9% 6 (100%) 0 $36,400 $42,800
Colby College 44 6 (.2%) 1.2% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) $41,800 $50,600
Alma College 587 6 (.2%) 1.9% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) $31,900 $35,900
Goucher College 497 6 (.2%) 2% 6 (100%) 0 $26,700 $40,200
Wheeling Jesuit University 1002 6 (.2%) 2.9% 4 (67%) 2 (33%) $35,100 $41,900
Stetson University 504 6 (.2%) .9% 6 (100%) 0 $31,800 $39,500
Bacone College 1576 5 (.1%) 7.5% 3 (60%) 2 (40%) $25,400 $29,600
Hiram College 749 5 (.1%) 2.1% 2 (40%) 3 (60%) $32,900 $37,100
Duquesne University 272 5 (.1%) .3% 3 (60%) 2 (40%) $45,400 $51,300
Mount Saint Mary's University 604 5 (.1%) .8% 5 (100%) 0 $48,800 $49,400
Randolph College 595 5 (.1%) 3.7% 5 (100%) 0 $26,900 $32,000
Rhodes College 142 5 (.1%) 1.1% 4 (80%) 1 (20%) $35,500 $44,600
Concordia College-New York 1095 5 (.1%) 2.2% 3 (60%) 2 (40%) $33,700 $42,000
Washington University in St Louis 21 5 (.1%) .3% 5 (100%) 0 $53,800 $57,900
Culver-Stockton College 975 5 (.1%) 2.6% 4 (80%) 1 (20%) $28,600 $31,300
Clark Atlanta University 1269 5 (.1%) 1.2% 5 (100%) 0 $24,600 $28,900
Saint Martin's University 878 5 (.1%) 1.6% 5 (100%) 0 $38,400 $41,600
Maranatha Baptist University 1091 4 (.1%) 2.7% 4 (100%) 0 $27,500 $30,800
Augsburg University 750 4 (.1%) .6% 4 (100%) 0 $36,700 $41,900
Viterbo University 959 4 (.1%) .9% 4 (100%) 0 $35,300 $38,700
Ohio Dominican University 1156 4 (.1%) 1.5% 4 (100%) 0 $34,700 $38,100
Northland College 751 4 (.1%) 3.5% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) $23,100 $27,600
Peru State College 4 (.1%) 1.3% 2 (50%) 2 (50%) $31,000 $32,700
New York University 69 4 (.1%) .1% 4 (100%) 0 $46,800 $53,100
William Peace University 1319 4 (.1%) 1.9% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) $28,100 $31,400
University of New England 488 4 (.1%) .7% 4 (100%) 0 $34,700 $40,400
Concordia University-Nebraska 768 3 (.1%) 1.4% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) $33,300 $36,200
Southern Nazarene University 946 3 (.1%) .6% 3 (100%) 0 $36,800 $40,700
Dominican University of California 409 3 (.1%) .8% 3 (100%) 0 $40,700 $50,100
North Carolina Wesleyan College 1514 3 (.1%) .6% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) $30,500 $33,200
Taylor University 235 3 (.1%) .7% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) $29,600 $33,000
Central Washington University 965 3 (.1%) .1% 3 (100%) 0 $34,900 $39,800
University of Vermont 147 3 (.1%) .1% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) $35,800 $40,400
Felician University 1222 3 (.1%) .8% 3 (100%) 0 $38,600 $43,500
Elmhurst College 543 3 (.1%) .4% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) $39,300 $41,900
MacMurray College 1412 3 (.1%) 2.5% 3 (100%) 0 $28,000 $32,400
Crown College 953 3 (.1%) 1.5% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) $26,300 $31,300
Saint Norbert College 316 3 (.1%) .7% 3 (100%) 0 $35,900 $39,700
MidAmerica Nazarene University 996 3 (.1%) .7% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) $37,500 $38,400
William Woods University 783 3 (.1%) 1.3% 3 (100%) 0 $30,100 $33,000
Concordia College at Moorhead 321 2 (.1%) .4% 2 (100%) 0 $36,300 $39,400
Alverno College 1318 2 (.1%) .6% 2 (100%) 0 $36,600 $36,000
North Greenville University 885 2 (.1%) .4% 2 (100%) 0 $25,600 $29,200
Stillman College 1556 2 (.1%) 1.9% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) $20,400 $24,000
Rockford University 1240 2 (.1%) .8% 2 (100%) 0 $36,900 $39,300
Neumann University 960 2 (.1%) .4% 2 (100%) 0 $33,600 $38,400
University of Evansville 360 2 (.1%) .5% 2 (100%) 0 $36,100 $37,600
Marian University 1198 2 (.1%) .5% 2 (100%) 0 $38,600 $38,600
The University of Findlay 627 2 (.1%) .4% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) $34,400 $41,100
St- Thomas Aquinas College 863 2 (.1%) .7% 2 (100%) 0 $32,500 $39,700
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne 908 2 (.1%) .6% 2 (100%) 0 $34,700 $37,800
Union College 1497 2 (.1%) 1.4% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) $25,600 $26,800
Goshen College 547 2 (.1%) 1% 2 (100%) 0 $31,000 $33,900
William Penn University 1517 2 (.1%) .9% 2 (100%) 0 $34,100 $36,900
New England College 1479 2 (.1%) .9% 2 (100%) 0 $27,900 $33,400
Greenville University 814 2 (.1%) .7% 2 (100%) 0 $30,000 $32,900
University of Pikeville 1428 2 (.1%) 1.1% 2 (100%) 0 $27,800 $29,000
Trine University 752 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 $36,000 $37,100
Anderson University 845 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 $31,000 $32,900
Bennington College 458 1 (%) .8% 1 (100%) 0 $21,100 $26,700
Millsaps College 422 1 (%) .7% 1 (100%) 0 $34,700 $39,700
McKendree University 874 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) $34,400 $37,900
University of Utah 331 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) $39,300 $45,100
Maryville University of Saint Louis 405 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 $40,300 $44,200
Franklin Pierce University 1105 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 $32,400 $35,000
Morningside College 841 1 (%) .4% 1 (100%) 0 $36,500 $37,600
Heritage University 1470 1 (%) .6% 1 (100%) 0 $29,200 $33,200
Catholic University of America 299 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 $46,400 $48,900
University of Dubuque 1303 1 (%) .3% 0 1 (100%) $31,400 $35,200
Salem State University 769 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) $34,300 $38,900
Emory University 51 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 $53,200 $60,300
Marian University 848 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) $38,300 $39,800
Schreiner University 1087 1 (%) .4% 1 (100%) 0 $30,700 $35,400
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School 1 (%) 12.5% 1 (100%) 0 $52,569
Whitworth University 312 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 $33,600 $37,500
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs 1 (%) 1.2% 1 (100%) 0 $33,600 $37,500
Tabor College 1262 1 (%) .6% 1 (100%) 0 $30,900 $36,200
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 483 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) $36,900 $41,800
Pacific Lutheran University 441 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) $35,200 $41,800
Iowa Wesleyan University 1477 1 (%) 1.1% 1 (100%) 0 $31,100 $32,200
Texas Christian University 197 1 (%) % 1 (100%) 0 $44,800 $47,300
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