Updated: 6:26 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | Posted: 6:08 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The National Council on Teacher Quality rated the education programs of 608 schools across the country on a scale of 0 to 4. Only four – Lipscomb University, Vanderbilt University, Ohio State University, and Furman University – earned the 4-star rating. NCTQ rated 13 private and 19 public colleges in Georgia. These are the top-ranked Georgia schools, according to NCTQ.
GRADUATE SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM
3.5: Clayton State University
2.5: North Georgia College, Mercer University, Valdosta State University, Georgia State University
UNDERGRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
2: Albany State University, Augusta State University, Clayton State University, Fort Valley State University, Gordon State College, Macon State College
UNDERGRADUATE SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
2.5: Georgia Southwestern State University, Piedmont College, Kennesaw State University, North Georgia College, Valdosta State University
UNDERGRADUATE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION PROGRAM
1.5: Valdosta State University
Who rated the schools
The National Council on Teacher Quality describes itself as an advocate “for reforms in a broad range of teacher policies at the federal, state and local levels” that wants to “lend transparency and increase public awareness about the four sets of institutions that have the greatest impact on teacher quality: states, teacher preparation programs, school districts and teachers unions.” It says its board of directors and advisory board “includes Democrats, Republicans and Independents.”
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