6 Best Elementary Teacher Education Programs

6 Best Elementary Teacher Education Programs -magoosh

Before becoming an elementary school teacher, you need to complete a teacher education program. Completing one of the best elementary teacher education programs available prepares teacher candidates to become the best teachers they can be. Check out these 6 programs across the country.

University of Washington- Seattle

One thing that sets University of Washington-Seattle apart is the focus on experiential learning. They promote learning outside the classroom through hands-on experiences. The University of Washington in Seattle offers a campus and online program. On top of elementary education, there are several other teacher education programs to choose from. There’s also an optional minor in Educational Learning and Society.

University of Florida

For a teacher education program highly ranked in the U.S. and throughout the world, choose the University of Florida. It offers minors in Mathematics, Science, Disabilities in Education, and more. It also has one of the highest ratings for student life, offering plenty of fun activities for students to enjoy.

University of Georgia

The University of Georgia allows students to complete dual degrees. Because of this, teacher candidates can graduate with 2 teaching certificates in different subjects in the same amount of time. The university offers lots of extracurricular activities for students. As a result, students participate in activities around campus and boost their resumes in the process.

Brigham Young University

Although Brigham Young University students are mainly members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, all students in attendance enjoy reasonable tuition rates. Teacher candidates work at the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling where they focus on innovative teaching ideas to implement with students. The school works with surrounding school districts to give teacher candidates more experience in the classroom.

Texas A&M University

Since it’s creation in 1969, Texas A&M has a well-established teaching program. Consequently, the school boasts a highly rated program with affordable tuition. The program also has a minor in STEM to prepare teachers to use STEM in the classroom.

Purdue University

Purdue University is one of the top public research universities for education. Similar to Texas A&M, the school has been around for a long time and has a well-established program. As a result, Purdue University has great teachers and plenty of classes with practical experience.

Where will you attend college? Choose one of the best elementary teacher education programs to prepare you to teach elementary school. Not only should you look for one with a solid program, but consider the cost and extracurricular activities that the school offers, too.

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  • Jamie Goodwin

    Jamie graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho with a degree in English Education. She spent several years teaching and tutoring students at the elementary, high school, and college level. She currently works as a contract writer and curriculum developer for online education courses. In her free time, she enjoys running and spending time with her boys!

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