Elementary Teacher Education

Ranked in 2014, part of Best Education Schools

For pre-K through sixth grade teachers, a graduate degree in elementary teacher education can help you more effectively instruct young students in language, math and more. These are the top schools for programs in elementary teacher education.

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Rankings Overall Education School Program Data
Rank School name Tuition Total enrollment Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students Doctoral programs acceptance rate Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands) Peer assessment score (out of 5) Student-faculty ratio Superintendent assessment score (out of 5) Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions)
#5 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$7,700 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,000 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,648
#9 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

$11,560 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,224 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,054
#10 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

$11,626 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,118 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 826
#2 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$11,858 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,184 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,017
#7 Indiana University—​Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

$404 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,178 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 952
#7 University of Virginia (Curry)

Charlottesville, VA

$13,818 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,082 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 890
#10 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$14,301 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,030 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,004
#1 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

$654 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,253 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,980
#4 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

$19,982 per year (in-state, full-time); $40,402 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 677
#3 Teachers College, Columbia University

New York, NY

$1,344 per credit (full-time) 4,969
#6 Vanderbilt University (Peabody)

Nashville, TN

$1,747 per credit (full-time) 873