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College Magazine Ranks NC State No. 9 in Nation for Education Majors

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College Magazine lists the NC State University as one of the 10 Best Colleges for Education Majors in the U.S. in rankings the publication released Dec. 12. NC State is ranked No. 9 in the nation, and is the only college or university in North Carolina included on the list.

College Magazine based it rankings on the research methods and hands-on teaching experiences students in each of the university’s respective colleges of education receive, as well as the type of teachers each college produces “who’ll enlighten the minds of future leaders and inspire change.”

Of the NC State College of Education, College Magazine writes:

Aspiring teachers at NC State change students’ lives across the world before graduation. Students can apply for field experience in places like Russia, Brazil and China to put those teaching methods to practice. At the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, undergrads collaborate with professors, researchers and policymakers to improve global education before taking their knowledge abroad. Within the major, students can choose from more than the basic concentrations like early childhood and elementary education. The College of Education also offers programs like Science Education, Graphic Communications, and Technology, Engineering and Design Communications. And the best part is that you don’t have to choose only one. “At NC State you can graduate with more than one bachelor’s degree and licensure even though you only complete one program,” NC State sophomore Carly Hines said. “It’s great because we have more freedom and are not bound to follow the typical elementary or secondary education paths.”

College Magazine’s full rankings of the 10 Best Colleges for Education Majors are listed below:

    1. Vanderbilt University
    2. Purdue University
    3. The College of New Jersey
    4. Brown University
    5. Florida State University
    6. Penn State University
    7. Boston College
    8. Clemson University
    9. NC State University
    10. Tufts University

About the NC State College of Education: NC State University began offering degrees in education over 90 years ago; and today, the NC State College of Education stands as the leading college of education in North Carolina. The college is the largest supplier of STEM educators, consistently ranks as the top teacher preparation program in the state across multiple variables, and has established a leadership pipeline for schools, community colleges and higher education in North Carolina. The college enrolls over 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and two-thirds of its faculty currently engage in 139 research projects funded through over $54 million in active research and development grants. U.S. News & World Report ranks the college in the Top 15 percent nationally among graduate schools of education. The publication also ranks the college’s online programs No. 29 and higher education program No. 19 in the nation.