What Are Some Good Colleges That Offer a Teaching Degree?


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Some of the best colleges offering teaching degrees in 2015 include Johns Hopkins, Harvard and Stanford, according to U.S. News & World Report. These prestigious universities all offer strong graduate programs in education.

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Johns Hopkins ranks as the top teaching school for 2015, offering general teaching degrees along with specialized programs in gifted education, reading, technology and more. The school also offers a one-year teaching certification program that includes immersion learning in various Maryland public schools. Johns Hopkins is highly respected for its education work, including the Best-Evidence Encyclopedia, a review book of education practices.

Harvard ranks as another top education college, offering a one-year teaching degree in one of 13 specialties. The School of Education also runs programs focused on improving educational access and equality, including the Change Leadership Group, which analyzes strategies for systemic improvements in school districts. Students at Harvard can also take courses at other prestigious institutions, including MIT and UC Berkley’s Graduate School of Education.

Graduate students in Stanford’s education program can specialize in 10 different areas, and the program offers both master’s and doctorate degrees. Stanford’s program emphasizes both educational theory and hands-on experience, offering student teaching at Palo Alto Academy or volunteer opportunities at the Stanford Haas Center for Public Service. The school also offers joint degrees in conjunction with the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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