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Top Master's in Education Releases 2017 Ranking of the 30 Best Master of Arts in Elementary Education Degrees

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WOODBURN, Ore., Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Top Master's in Education, the ultimate guide to every education-related master's degree, has released its new ranking of the 30 Best Master of Arts in Elementary Education Degrees for 2017.

Many people have earned a bachelor's degree not in education, but have nevertheless decided to enter the world of teaching. Universities provide opportunities to go through a teaching degree program and earn licensure for those in that situation. Operating on the premise that classroom learning is substantially improved when teachers understand children's development, many institutions of higher learning offer master's programs with teacher certification. Of course, master's degrees in teaching are also useful for people who are already teachers-oftentimes, a master's degree means a significant bump in pay, not to mention expertise.

"In general, MAT programs are about one year long and include courses in educational psychology, classroom management, assessment, curriculum and instruction, and philosophy of education along with elementary-specific classes in children's literacy, teaching math to elementary students, teaching diverse learners, and more," said Nick Plato, the Managing Editor of Top Master's in Education. "Student teaching is typically one semester, though more robust programs are a full year of residency."

The Top Master's in Education methodology uses evidence-based research of various relevant categories. Data for this ranking came from the National Center for Educational Statistics, the National Council for Teacher Quality (NCTQ), U.S. News and World Report, and school websites. Criteria used for this list includes the school's reputation, NCTQ evaluations, student to faculty ratio, tuition, and mid-career salary.

The 30 Best Master of Arts in Elementary Education finds University of Virginia in first place, University of Washington in second, and Johns Hopkins University occupying third.

The complete list of ranked schools in order is as follows:

University of Virginia

University of Washington

Johns Hopkins University

University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Christopher Newport University

College of William and Mary

University of California Berkeley

St Mary's College of Maryland

Virginia Polytechnic University

University of California Davis

Teachers College Columbia University

Vanderbilt University

Stanford University

University of New Orleans

University of Chicago

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Truman State University

The Evergreen State College

Loyola University Maryland

Frostburg State University

North Carolina State University

East Tennessee State University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Boston College

Washington State University-Vancouver

University of South Florida

University of South Carolina

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Wayne State University

University of California-Santa Barbara

Top Master's in Education is the ultimate guide to every education-related master's degree, aimed at helping current and future teachers, principals, counselors, and other education professionals advance their careers and their knowledge. It publishes rankings, reviews, and articles to help people interested in obtaining a master's degree in any and all educational fields.


Nick Plato, Managing Editor, Top Master's in Education
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