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 1030 182 (4.8%) 4.7% 144 (79%) 38 (21%) 568 $45,600 $71,800
Michigan State University 165 165 (4.4%) 1.8% 156 (95%) 9 (5%) 220 $49,800 $85,200
Niagara University 439 109 (2.9%) 12.7% 86 (79%) 23 (21%) 409 $40,000 $76,400
Western Oregon University 1091 103 (2.7%) 10.8% 83 (81%) 20 (19%) 731 $38,600 $66,400
The University of Texas at San Antonio 1211 88 (2.3%) 1.9% 77 (88%) 11 (13%) 515 $46,100 $73,300
Kent State University at Kent 585 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
University of Oregon 251 79 (2.1%) 1.7% 71 (90%) 8 (10%) 395 $44,100 $76,900
Wilmington University 1419 79 (2.1%) 4% 68 (86%) 11 (14%) 883 $40,300 $59,400
The University of Montana 933 75 (2%) 4.5% 65 (87%) 10 (13%) 600 $40,000 $70,900
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 966 63 (1.7%) 5.1% 55 (87%) 8 (13%) 829 $38,200 $62,200
Oregon State University 420 63 (1.7%) 1.2% 54 (86%) 9 (14%) 176 $50,300 $87,600
Tusculum College 1362 56 (1.5%) 12.4% 52 (93%) 4 (7%) 941 $36,000 $54,300
Florida Atlantic University 809 54 (1.4%) .9% 51 (94%) 3 (6%) 590 $45,100 $71,200
Corban University 597 51 (1.4%) 24.1% 41 (80%) 10 (20%)
Chapman University 169 45 (1.2%) 2.7% 42 (93%) 3 (7%) 428 $47,200 $75,700
Florida Gulf Coast University 865 45 (1.2%) 1.9% 41 (91%) 4 (9%) 911 $42,700 $57,100
Saint Louis University 219 43 (1.1%) 2.5% 34 (79%) 9 (21%) 466 $46,800 $74,700
Belmont Abbey College 1239 40 (1.1%) 13.7% 33 (83%) 7 (18%) 693 $43,500 $67,900
Fairmont State University 1302 38 (1%) 5.6% 27 (71%) 11 (29%) 878 $39,200 $59,500
Midland University 1172 37 (1%) 16.2% 22 (59%) 15 (41%)
Wittenberg University 636 36 (1%) 8.5% 31 (86%) 5 (14%) 91 $44,500 $94,900
Liberty University 825 36 (1%) .4% 17 (47%) 19 (53%) 909 $39,400 $57,200
University of Arkansas 374 36 (1%) .8% 30 (83%) 6 (17%) 416 $48,600 $76,200
Bay Path University 760 31 (.8%) 7.1% 31 (100%) 0
Harris-Stowe State University 31 (.8%) 19.9% 24 (77%) 7 (23%)
Seattle Pacific University 447 30 (.8%) 3.5% 29 (97%) 1 (3%) 126 $47,200 $91,200
Webster University 546 29 (.8%) 3.8% 22 (76%) 7 (24%) 543 $39,800 $72,500
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus 983 29 (.8%) 1.2% 26 (90%) 3 (10%) 213 $50,000 $85,500
Wilmington College 936 28 (.7%) 11.4% 22 (79%) 6 (21%) 905 $37,500 $57,600
University of Hawaii-West Oahu 1374 27 (.7%) 4.3% 23 (85%) 4 (15%)
Syracuse University 166 27 (.7%) .8% 21 (78%) 6 (22%) 209 $51,900 $86,000
John Carroll University 324 24 (.6%) 3.5% 21 (88%) 3 (13%) 128 $44,600 $91,000
University of Washington-Bothell Campus 304 23 (.6%) 1.5% 20 (87%) 3 (13%) 199 $51,800 $86,700
Principia College 188 23 (.6%) 19.7% 19 (83%) 4 (17%)
Southern New Hampshire University 1111 23 (.6%) .3% 19 (83%) 4 (17%) 697 $44,900 $67,700
Vanguard University of Southern California 768 23 (.6%) 5.3% 21 (91%) 2 (9%) 703 $42,000 $67,400
Missouri Baptist University 1386 22 (.6%) 5.2% 17 (77%) 5 (23%)
Pacific University 361 22 (.6%) 5% 17 (77%) 5 (23%)
Bellevue University 1544 21 (.6%) 1.2% 15 (71%) 6 (29%) 678 $44,800 $68,400
Colgate University 55 21 (.6%) 2.9% 16 (76%) 5 (24%) 24 $56,500 $113,000
Northern Marianas College 21 (.6%) 70% 13 (62%) 8 (38%)
Gustavus Adolphus College 205 20 (.5%) 3.3% 15 (75%) 5 (25%) 203 $45,100 $86,500
Southwest Minnesota State University 1210 19 (.5%) 4.3% 18 (95%) 1 (5%) 793 $39,000 $63,600
University of Missouri-St Louis 863 19 (.5%) .9% 13 (68%) 6 (32%) 621 $44,100 $70,300
Southwestern University 236 19 (.5%) 4.4% 13 (68%) 6 (32%) 317 $50,000 $81,000
Trinity Christian College 472 19 (.5%) 5.7% 17 (89%) 2 (11%)
City University of Seattle 18 (.5%) 8% 14 (78%) 4 (22%) 413 $45,100 $76,300
Roosevelt University 1197 18 (.5%) 2.3% 16 (89%) 2 (11%) 703 $40,800 $67,400
University of Massachusetts-Amherst 114 18 (.5%) .3% 17 (94%) 1 (6%) 238 $50,000 $84,000
College of Our Lady of the Elms 532 18 (.5%) 4.6% 16 (89%) 2 (11%)
Flagler College-St Augustine 737 17 (.5%) 2.7% 15 (88%) 2 (12%)
Denison University 134 16 (.4%) 3.3% 15 (94%) 1 (6%)
Salem College 576 16 (.4%) 7.7% 16 (100%) 0
Bloomfield College 1474 16 (.4%) 4.8% 11 (69%) 5 (31%) 454 $40,800 $74,900
Cabrini University 821 16 (.4%) 5.8% 14 (88%) 2 (13%) 409 $39,700 $76,400
Texas College 1569 15 (.4%) 16% 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
Brown University 19 15 (.4%) 1% 11 (73%) 4 (27%) 20 $58,600 $116,000
Nova Southeastern University 784 15 (.4%) 1.2% 15 (100%) 0 616 $44,500 $70,400
Le Moyne-Owen College 1579 15 (.4%) 10.4% 13 (87%) 2 (13%)
Beloit College 222 15 (.4%) 5.4% 13 (87%) 2 (13%) 512 $38,200 $73,400
University of Rio Grande 1575 14 (.4%) 7.2% 13 (93%) 1 (7%)
University of Missouri-Columbia 257 14 (.4%) .2% 9 (64%) 5 (36%) 238 $44,200 $84,000
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon 1483 14 (.4%) 1.9% 10 (71%) 4 (29%)
Illinois Wesleyan University 153 14 (.4%) 3.2% 12 (86%) 2 (14%) 425 $49,500 $75,900
Curry College 1000 14 (.4%) 2% 11 (79%) 3 (21%) 398 $49,800 $76,800
Lindenwood University 1002 14 (.4%) .8% 11 (79%) 3 (21%) 869 $41,000 $60,400
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 147 13 (.3%) .2% 8 (62%) 5 (38%) 163 $52,400 $88,300
Baker College 1571 13 (.3%) .7% 10 (77%) 3 (23%) 810 $44,900 $63,100
Southwestern Assemblies of God University 1216 13 (.3%) 4.6% 11 (85%) 2 (15%)
Smith College 90 13 (.3%) 2.1% 13 (100%) 0 298 $41,600 $81,700
Southern Methodist University 142 13 (.3%) .7% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) 151 $53,900 $89,100
Maryville College 817 13 (.3%) 5.7% 10 (77%) 3 (23%)
University of Michigan-Dearborn 675 13 (.3%) 1% 12 (92%) 1 (8%) 195 $49,400 $86,900
Gallaudet University 1198 13 (.3%) 5.7% 9 (69%) 4 (31%)
Colorado College 106 12 (.3%) 2.2% 10 (83%) 2 (17%) 223 $42,700 $85,100
Missouri Southern State University 1317 12 (.3%) 1.4% 9 (75%) 3 (25%) 815 $41,900 $63,000
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 71 12 (.3%) .1% 9 (75%) 3 (25%) 49 $58,100 $102,000
Brandeis University 77 12 (.3%) 1.3% 11 (92%) 1 (8%) 93 $47,100 $94,400
Virginia Wesleyan University 1021 11 (.3%) 3.7% 8 (73%) 3 (27%)
Siena Heights University 1348 11 (.3%) 1.3% 10 (91%) 1 (9%) 878 $40,000 $59,500
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 712 11 (.3%) 3.1% 8 (73%) 3 (27%) 875 $38,200 $59,900
Buena Vista University 740 11 (.3%) 1.9% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 861 $35,800 $60,700
Washington - Jefferson College 269 11 (.3%) 4.3% 9 (82%) 2 (18%) 564 $44,600 $71,900
Walden University 10 (.3%) .5% 7 (70%) 3 (30%)
Concordia University-Chicago 923 10 (.3%) 2.9% 8 (80%) 2 (20%)
Tuskegee University 1253 10 (.3%) 2.2% 10 (100%) 0 682 $53,300 $68,300
Guilford College 1005 10 (.3%) 2.4% 7 (70%) 3 (30%) 883 $36,500 $59,400
DePauw University 154 10 (.3%) 1.8% 9 (90%) 1 (10%) 88 $47,900 $95,100
Purdue University-Main Campus 170 10 (.3%) .1% 7 (70%) 3 (30%) 98 $57,400 $94,200
Spelman College 235 9 (.2%) 2% 9 (100%) 0
Goddard College 1532 9 (.2%) 13.6% 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
Barry University 1413 9 (.2%) 1.1% 8 (89%) 1 (11%) 717 $46,500 $66,900
Hope International University 1213 8 (.2%) 6.1% 6 (75%) 2 (25%)
Keuka College 808 8 (.2%) 1.9% 8 (100%) 0 759 $37,400 $64,900
Spring Arbor University 820 8 (.2%) 1.3% 8 (100%) 0 829 $35,700 $62,200
Juniata College 357 8 (.2%) 2.4% 6 (75%) 2 (25%)
West Liberty University 1012 8 (.2%) 1.8% 8 (100%) 0 842 $38,800 $61,800
Bucknell University 76 8 (.2%) .9% 5 (63%) 3 (38%) 36 $58,500 $108,000
Hampshire College 524 8 (.2%) 2.7% 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
Lake Forest College 331 7 (.2%) 1.8% 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
Biola University 344 7 (.2%) .7% 7 (100%) 0 327 $43,000 $80,400
Northcentral University 7 (.2%) 21.2% 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
Missouri Valley College 1559 7 (.2%) 3.7% 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
Vassar College 49 7 (.2%) 1.1% 6 (86%) 1 (14%)
Prescott College 1289 7 (.2%) 6% 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
Berea College 471 7 (.2%) 2.2% 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
Colby College 44 6 (.2%) 1.2% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 145 $49,300 $89,500
Mount Saint Joseph University 1010 6 (.2%) 2.5% 6 (100%) 0 568 $40,200 $71,800
Stetson University 511 6 (.2%) .9% 6 (100%) 0 717 $37,500 $66,900
Wheeling Jesuit University 994 6 (.2%) 2.9% 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
Furman 116 6 (.2%) .9% 6 (100%) 0 155 $45,100 $88,800
Vanderbilt University 24 6 (.2%) .3% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 71 $57,900 $98,700
Alma College 574 6 (.2%) 1.9% 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 279 $42,200 $82,500
Otterbein University 526 6 (.2%) 1.1% 3 (50%) 3 (50%) 558 $44,300 $72,100
Concordia University-Portland 1027 6 (.2%) 2.7% 5 (83%) 1 (17%)
Manchester University 978 6 (.2%) 2.6% 4 (67%) 2 (33%) 724 $47,600 $66,700
Goucher College 506 6 (.2%) 2% 6 (100%) 0
Hiram College 739 5 (.1%) 2.1% 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 631 $40,000 $70,000
Mount Saint Mary's University 589 5 (.1%) .8% 5 (100%) 0 228 $44,000 $84,500
Rhodes College 139 5 (.1%) 1.1% 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 181 $44,200 $87,500
Washington University in St Louis 20 5 (.1%) .3% 5 (100%) 0 47 $56,700 $103,000
Culver-Stockton College 965 5 (.1%) 2.6% 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Saint Martin's University 869 5 (.1%) 1.6% 5 (100%) 0
Concordia College-New York 1083 5 (.1%) 2.2% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Randolph College 581 5 (.1%) 3.7% 5 (100%) 0
Duquesne University 271 5 (.1%) .3% 3 (60%) 2 (40%) 292 $47,100 $82,000
Bacone College 1581 5 (.1%) 7.5% 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Clark Atlanta University 1258 5 (.1%) 1.2% 5 (100%) 0 749 $41,200 $65,600
Northland College 757 4 (.1%) 3.5% 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
Maranatha Baptist University 1084 4 (.1%) 2.7% 4 (100%) 0
Peru State College 4 (.1%) 1.3% 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
Viterbo University 955 4 (.1%) .9% 4 (100%) 0 810 $39,200 $63,100
New York University 72 4 (.1%) .1% 4 (100%) 0 60 $55,700 $100,000
William Peace University 1310 4 (.1%) 1.9% 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
Augsburg University 743 4 (.1%) .6% 4 (100%) 0 452 $45,200 $75,000
Ohio Dominican University 1154 4 (.1%) 1.5% 4 (100%) 0 926 $42,200 $55,500
University of New England 474 4 (.1%) .7% 4 (100%) 0 317 $48,700 $81,000
William Woods University 779 3 (.1%) 1.3% 3 (100%) 0 894 $37,800 $58,800
North Carolina Wesleyan College 1508 3 (.1%) .6% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 829 $43,500 $62,200
Elmhurst College 537 3 (.1%) .4% 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 538 $44,400 $72,600
MacMurray College 1406 3 (.1%) 2.5% 3 (100%) 0
Southern Nazarene University 959 3 (.1%) .6% 3 (100%) 0 727 $41,000 $66,600
Dominican University of California 399 3 (.1%) .8% 3 (100%) 0
Concordia University-Nebraska 758 3 (.1%) 1.4% 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
MidAmerica Nazarene University 997 3 (.1%) .7% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 817 $42,200 $62,900
University of Vermont 146 3 (.1%) .1% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 140 $45,800 $89,700
Central Washington University 951 3 (.1%) .1% 3 (100%) 0 407 $45,800 $76,500
Felician University 1214 3 (.1%) .8% 3 (100%) 0
Crown College 946 3 (.1%) 1.5% 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
Taylor University 234 3 (.1%) .7% 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
Saint Norbert College 315 3 (.1%) .7% 3 (100%) 0
North Greenville University 883 2 (.1%) .4% 2 (100%) 0
Marian University 1185 2 (.1%) .5% 2 (100%) 0 543 $41,100 $72,500
University of Pikeville 1416 2 (.1%) 1.1% 2 (100%) 0
William Penn University 1513 2 (.1%) .9% 2 (100%) 0
The University of Findlay 619 2 (.1%) .4% 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 454 $48,800 $74,900
Union College 1492 2 (.1%) 1.4% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Rockford University 1235 2 (.1%) .8% 2 (100%) 0
University of Evansville 353 2 (.1%) .5% 2 (100%) 0 255 $46,200 $83,100
Neumann University 942 2 (.1%) .4% 2 (100%) 0
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne 899 2 (.1%) .6% 2 (100%) 0
St- Thomas Aquinas College 854 2 (.1%) .7% 2 (100%) 0
Concordia College at Moorhead 321 2 (.1%) .4% 2 (100%) 0 836 $40,400 $62,000
Stillman College 1558 2 (.1%) 1.9% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Goshen College 540 2 (.1%) 1% 2 (100%) 0
Greenville University 803 2 (.1%) .7% 2 (100%) 0
New England College 1485 2 (.1%) .9% 2 (100%) 0
Alverno College 1325 2 (.1%) .6% 2 (100%) 0 782 $41,900 $64,200
Anderson University 832 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 936 $40,100 $54,900
Catholic University of America 309 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 315 $52,000 $81,100
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs 1 (%) 1.2% 1 (100%) 0
McKendree University 867 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 466 $44,400 $74,700
Marian University 843 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 849 $45,000 $61,400
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School 1 (%) 12.5% 1 (100%) 0
Maryville University of Saint Louis 397 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 887 $41,800 $59,200
Emory University 50 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 169 $53,800 $88,000
Heritage University 1471 1 (%) .6% 1 (100%) 0
Bennington College 465 1 (%) .8% 1 (100%) 0
Schreiner University 1076 1 (%) .4% 1 (100%) 0
Millsaps College 417 1 (%) .7% 1 (100%) 0
Whitworth University 310 1 (%) .2% 1 (100%) 0 810 $42,300 $63,100
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 478 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 265 $46,500 $82,800
Texas Christian University 199 1 (%) % 1 (100%) 0 383 $47,800 $77,200
University of Dubuque 1294 1 (%) .3% 0 1 (100%)
Pacific Lutheran University 431 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 310 $44,500 $81,400
University of Utah 329 1 (%) % 0 1 (100%) 149 $49,400 $89,200
Franklin Pierce University 1085 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 532 $40,200 $72,900
Tabor College 1260 1 (%) .6% 1 (100%) 0
Morningside College 833 1 (%) .4% 1 (100%) 0 913 $39,100 $57,000
Trine University 744 1 (%) .3% 1 (100%) 0 346 $54,600 $79,200
Iowa Wesleyan University 1468 1 (%) 1.1% 1 (100%) 0
Salem State University 752 1 (%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 568 $41,800 $71,800
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