Best Education Degrees Releases 2017 Ranking of Best Secondary Education Degrees


WOODBURN, Ore., Sept. 28, 2017 () — Best Education Degrees, a leading guide to educational careers and colleges, has published its ranking of the “30 Best Bachelor’s in Secondary Education Degrees for 2017.”

The need for highly-skilled and passionate teachers is greater now than ever. Effective secondary teacher education programs feature a relevant curriculum that combines content knowledge with a solid foundation in the theory of education, adolescent development, classroom management and the use of technology in education without sacrificing robust subject-area knowledge.  This knowledge is complemented by clinical experiences and fieldwork.  

“Schools are strengthening content knowledge with frequent fieldwork, something that fits the nature of teaching as an art,” Nick Plato, Managing Editor of Best Education Degrees said. “As a high school teacher myself, I have been through both undergraduate and graduate education programs and my experience confirms what universities are doing to improve their training.”

Best Education Degrees utilizes statistics from reliable sources. Sources for the ranking include the National Center for Education Statistics, Payscale, U.S. News and World Report, college websites, and the National Council for Teacher Quality (NCTQ).  Four factors were scored to create the ranking: reputation (relying on the NCTQ and U.S. News and World Report), the annual ROI percentage, graduation rate, and tuition.

In first place in the ranking for the 30 Best Bachelor’s in Secondary Education Degrees for 2017 sits Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; University of Wisconsin – Platteville takes second; and Hunter College – CUNY in New York City takes third.

This is the complete list of schools appearing on the ranking in alphabetical order:

Albion College, Albion, MI
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, St. Joseph, MN
Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO
Hunter College – CUNY, New York City, NY
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Gordon College, Wenham, MA
Goshen College, Goshen, IN
High Point University, High Point, NC
Hope College, Holland, MI
Indiana UniversityBloomington, Bloomington, IN
Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
University of AlabamaHuntsville, Huntsville, AL
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
University of MinnesotaDuluth, Duluth, MN
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
University of Missouri – St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
University of NebraskaLincoln, Lincoln, NE
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
University of WisconsinLa Crosse, La Crosse, WI
University of WisconsinPlatteville, Platteville, WI

Best Education Degrees is an authoritative guide to colleges and careers in education. It is designed to assist current and future educational professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and training in the field. Consulting the rankings and articles at Best Education Degrees, education students and professionals can grow in their skills, excel in their careers, and deepen their impact on their communities.


Nick Plato, Managing Editor, Best Education Degrees
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (503) 508-0335

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