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Arizona State University elem/ug 99th %ile

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University of Arizona elem/ug 68th %ile
Ottawa University - Phoenix elem/ug 2nd %ile

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University of Maryland - College Park elem/ug 98th %ile
Towson University elem/ug 92nd %ile

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Salisbury University elem/ug 89th %ile
University of Maryland - Baltimore County elem/ug 70th %ile
Goucher College elem/ug 57th %ile
Hood College elem/ug 34th %ile
Morgan State University elem/ug 29th %ile

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Wilmington University elem/ug 97th %ile

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Delaware State University elem/ug 72nd %ile
Wesley College elem/ug 25th %ile

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University of Louisville elem/ug 79th %ile
Asbury University elem/ug 70th %ile
Morehead State University elem/ug 66th %ile
Kentucky Christian University elem/ug 63rd %ile
Lindsey Wilson College elem/ug 63rd %ile

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High Point University elem/ug 97th %ile
Elon University elem/ug 95th %ile
Meredith College elem/ug 91st %ile

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University of Kansas elem/ug 96th %ile

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Wichita State University elem/ug 82nd %ile
Kansas State University elem/ug 60th %ile
Baker University elem/ug 57th %ile
Friends University elem/ug 57th %ile
MidAmerica Nazarene University elem/ug 43rd %ile

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CUNY - Hunter College elem/ug 99th %ile
SUNY - New Paltz elem/ug 95th %ile
SUNY - Fredonia elem/ug 93rd %ile

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SUNY - Geneseo elem/ug 89th %ile
Pace University elem/ug 88th %ile
Elmira College elem/ug 86th %ile
SUNY College at Oneonta elem/ug 86th %ile
SUNY - Oswego elem/ug 76th %ile

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Winthrop University elem/ug 98th %ile
University of South Carolina - Columbia elem/ug 91st %ile

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University of South Carolina - Beaufort elem/ug 86th %ile
North Greenville University elem/ug 81st %ile
Columbia College elem/ug 79th %ile
Southern Wesleyan University elem/ug 79th %ile
South Carolina State University elem/ug 60th %ile

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Montana State University elem/ug 95th %ile

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University of Arkansas elem/ug 99th %ile
Harding University elem/ug 95th %ile
Henderson State University elem/ug 91st %ile

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Arkansas State University elem/ug 82nd %ile
Ouachita Baptist University elem/ug 57th %ile
Williams Baptist College elem/ug 54th %ile

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University of Miami elem/ug 89th %ile
University of Florida elem/ug 86th %ile
Palm Beach Atlantic University elem/ug 82nd %ile
Florida State University elem/ug 79th %ile
Florida International University elem/ug 74th %ile

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Bethel University elem/ug 98th %ile
Minnesota State University - Mankato elem/ug 96th %ile
Augsburg College elem/ug 91st %ile

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Hamline University elem/ug 89th %ile
University of Minnesota - Duluth elem/ug 89th %ile
University of St. Thomas elem/ug 86th %ile
University of Northwestern - St. Paul elem/ug 76th %ile
College of Saint Scholastica elem/ug 74th %ile

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Purdue University elem/ug 99th %ile
Taylor University elem/ug 99th %ile

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Huntington University elem/ug 89th %ile
Bethel College elem/ug 84th %ile
Indiana Wesleyan University elem/ug 84th %ile
Butler University elem/ug 83rd %ile
Grace College and Theological Seminary elem/ug 72nd %ile

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University of Iowa elem/ug 98th %ile
St. Ambrose University elem/ug 95th %ile
Grand View University elem/ug 92nd %ile
Iowa State University elem/ug 92nd %ile
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary elem/ug 91st %ile

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Wartburg College elem/ug 88th %ile
Luther College elem/ug 86th %ile
Central College elem/ug 79th %ile
Mount Mercy University elem/ug 79th %ile
Simpson College elem/ug 76th %ile

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Lee University elem/ug 94th %ile

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University of Memphis elem/ug 88th %ile
South College elem/ug 70th %ile
East Tennessee State University elem/ug 66th %ile
Lincoln Memorial University elem/ug 66th %ile
Maryville College elem/ug 66th %ile

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Fontbonne University elem/ug 88th %ile
Rockhurst University elem/ug 83rd %ile
Drury University elem/ug 82nd %ile
Evangel University elem/ug 79th %ile
Maryville University of St. Louis elem/ug 70th %ile

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University of Oklahoma elem/ug 96th %ile

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Oklahoma Baptist University elem/ug 88th %ile
Oral Roberts University elem/ug 84th %ile
Oklahoma State University elem/ug 72nd %ile
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma elem/ug 63rd %ile
Langston University elem/ug 52nd %ile

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University of Georgia elem/ug 89th %ile
Covenant College elem/ug 79th %ile
Georgia Southwestern State University elem/ug 76th %ile
University of West Georgia elem/ug 76th %ile
Mercer University elem/ug 70th %ile

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Southern New Hampshire University elem/ug 38th %ile
Keene State College elem/ug 13th %ile

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Boston College elem/ug 74th %ile
Bridgewater State University elem/ug 54th %ile
Smith College elem/ug 49th %ile
Worcester State University elem/ug 38th %ile
Endicott College elem/ug 32nd %ile

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Marshall University elem/ug 98th %ile

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West Liberty University elem/ug 86th %ile
West Virginia Wesleyan College elem/ug 84th %ile
University of Charleston elem/ug 79th %ile
West Virginia State University elem/ug 74th %ile
Concord University elem/ug 60th %ile

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University of Nevada - Las Vegas elem/ug 28th %ile
Nevada State College elem/ug 16th %ile

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University of Sioux Falls elem/ug 92nd %ile

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University of South Dakota elem/ug 79th %ile
Northern State University elem/ug 66th %ile
Black Hills State University elem/ug 47th %ile
Mount Marty College elem/ug 29th %ile
Dakota State University elem/ug 25th %ile

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University of Vermont elem/ug 76th %ile
Johnson State College elem/ug 15th %ile
Castleton University elem/ug 11th %ile

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Lewis-Clark State College elem/ug 79th %ile
Brigham Young University - Idaho elem/ug 66th %ile
University of Idaho elem/ug 49th %ile
Idaho State University elem/ug 25th %ile

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Eastern Illinois University elem/ug 92nd %ile
Trinity Christian College elem/ug 91st %ile

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Western Illinois University elem/ug 84th %ile
DePaul University elem/ug 82nd %ile
Augustana College elem/ug 79th %ile
North Central College elem/ug 79th %ile
Quincy University elem/ug 79th %ile

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University of Dayton elem/ug 98th %ile
Miami University of Ohio elem/ug 96th %ile
Ohio Wesleyan University elem/ug 94th %ile
Capital University elem/ug 92nd %ile
Cedarville University elem/ug 91st %ile

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John Carroll University elem/ug 89th %ile
Ohio Northern University elem/ug 86th %ile
Walsh University elem/ug 84th %ile
Wittenberg University elem/ug 84th %ile
Marietta College elem/ug 82nd %ile

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University of Rhode Island elem/ug 66th %ile
Salve Regina University elem/ug 63rd %ile
Providence College elem/ug 60th %ile
Roger Williams University elem/ug 45th %ile
Rhode Island College elem/ug 3rd %ile

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln elem/ug 99th %ile
Union College elem/ug 91st %ile

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Hastings College elem/ug 84th %ile
University of Nebraska at Kearney elem/ug 81st %ile
Creighton University elem/ug 72nd %ile
University of Nebraska Omaha elem/ug 66th %ile
Midland University elem/ug 28th %ile

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Monmouth University elem/ug 88th %ile
College of New Jersey elem/ug 70th %ile
Kean University elem/ug 63rd %ile
Rider University elem/ug 45th %ile
Rowan University elem/ug 41st %ile

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Linfield College elem/ug 89th %ile
Oregon State University elem/ug 84th %ile
Pacific University elem/ug 70th %ile
Corban University elem/ug 22nd %ile
Warner Pacific College elem/ug 2nd %ile

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University of Utah elem/ug 96th %ile

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Southern Utah University elem/ug 84th %ile
Utah State University elem/ug 84th %ile
Brigham Young University elem/ug 83rd %ile
Utah Valley University elem/ug 81st %ile

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Eastern New Mexico University elem/ug 76th %ile
New Mexico State University elem/ug 23rd %ile
University of the Southwest elem/ug 22nd %ile
New Mexico Highlands University elem/ug 13th %ile
Northern New Mexico College elem/ug 3rd %ile

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Walla Walla University elem/ug 96th %ile

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Western Washington University elem/ug 86th %ile
Saint Martin's University elem/ug 66th %ile
Gonzaga University elem/ug 57th %ile
Whitworth University elem/ug 49th %ile
Washington State University elem/ug 43rd %ile

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University of Alaska Fairbanks elem/ug 99th %ile

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University of Scranton elem/ug 94th %ile
Saint Joseph's University elem/ug 93rd %ile

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Bucknell University elem/ug 86th %ile
Saint Francis University elem/ug 84th %ile
York College of Pennsylvania elem/ug 82nd %ile
Misericordia University elem/ug 79th %ile
University of Valley Forge elem/ug 79th %ile

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Regent University elem/ug 95th %ile
Longwood University elem/ug 92nd %ile

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University of Richmond elem/ug 81st %ile
Bridgewater College elem/ug 74th %ile
Eastern Mennonite University elem/ug 70th %ile
Shenandoah University elem/ug 70th %ile
Lynchburg College elem/ug 54th %ile

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University of Mary elem/ug 45th %ile
Minot State University elem/ug 32nd %ile
University of Jamestown elem/ug 25th %ile
Sitting Bull College elem/ug 9th %ile

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University of Alabama elem/ug 89th %ile
Auburn University elem/ug 47th %ile
University of Mobile elem/ug 38th %ile
University of West Alabama elem/ug 28th %ile
Birmingham Southern College elem/ug 23rd %ile

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Lake Superior State University elem/ug 95th %ile

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University of Detroit Mercy elem/ug 88th %ile
Andrews University elem/ug 84th %ile
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor elem/ug 74th %ile
Western Michigan University elem/ug 72nd %ile
University of Michigan - Dearborn elem/ug 70th %ile

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University of Mississippi elem/ug 99th %ile
University of Southern Mississippi elem/ug 97th %ile
Mississippi College elem/ug 92nd %ile

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Delta State University elem/ug 88th %ile
Blue Mountain College elem/ug 72nd %ile
Mississippi State University elem/ug 70th %ile
Millsaps College elem/ug 60th %ile
Mississippi University for Women elem/ug 57th %ile

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University of New England elem/ug 41st %ile
Husson University elem/ug 17th %ile
Saint Joseph's College of Maine elem/ug 9th %ile
University of Southern Maine elem/ug 5th %ile
University of Maine at Fort Kent elem/ug 2nd %ile

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University of Wyoming elem/ug 98th %ile

top Reviewed Programs

Undergraduate Teacher Preparation in Elementary Education, Dec 2016

Being a teacher is harder today than it has ever been. Today's teachers must instruct the most diverse group of students in America's history and lead them, sometimes against all odds, to graduation. Teachers welcome into their classrooms students often traumatized by violence, worried about having enough to eat, and distracted by a multitude of modern-day temptations, and yet they are able to help these students meet ever-higher standards. While the teachers today prepare approximately 180 days worth of lessons a year, they must be ever ready to improvise based on students' comprehension levels. Elementary teachers must lead students to achievement not only in reading and math, but also in social studies, science, and literature. They must be able to make learning fun and exciting in a structured and supportive classroom environment. Even experienced teachers find this extremely challenging.

Now imagine a new teacher on her first day in the classroom. She's eager to start her career yet nervous about what she will encounter this first day, especially as she sees the young expectant faces looking up at her. Is this new teacher equipped to meet the challenges of teaching today's students with all of their modern complexities? Will she be ready from day one?

The answer in large part depends on the quality of the teacher's preparation program.

NCTQ's 2016 Landscape in Teacher Preparation examines 875 traditional undergraduate programs…
Find out what we found »