Teacher training programs at Elon University and UNC-Chapel Hill are ranked among the best in the nation, according to a new report on teacher education.
In a report issued Tuesday, the National Council on Teacher Quality included Elon’s undergraduate elementary education program and the graduate secondary education programs at UNC-CH among its top-ranked national programs.
Elon’s program ranked 22nd nationally among elementary education programs. The UNC-CH program ranked 17th among programs that train teachers for middle and high schools.
UNC-Wilmington also was included in the list of top-ranked secondary education programs. Its undergraduate program ranked 37th nationally.
But most other North Carolina schools fell short of the council’s top-ranked designation.
According to the News & Record, the council’s president called teacher training in the United States “deplorable.”
Among local colleges, N.C. A&T ranked 103rd (graduate secondary education) and 273rd (undergraduate elementary). UNCG (undergraduate elementary education) fell in the bottom half of the rankings, and the council did not report a specific ranking.
Greensboro College, Guilford College and High Point University programs either were unranked or did not report enough data to be evaluated.
Among special education programs, Elon ranked third nationally, and High Point was 12th.
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Click here to read the 2014 Teacher Prep Report.
U.S. News Releases 2014 NCTQ Teacher Prep Rankings (usnews.com)
Source: News & Record