A&T SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AMONG THE TOP IN THE STATE IN TEACHER PREP PROGRAMS

In the second annual ranking, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) ranked North Carolina A&T State University’s teacher preparation programs among the top in the state.

North Carolina A&T’s graduate secondary teacher prep program and undergraduate elementary teacher prep program ranked third and ninth, respectively.

Nationally, N.C. A&T’s graduate secondary education program was ranked No. 103 while the undergraduate elementary education program was ranked No. 273.

“It is an honor to have these programs ranked among our state’s high performers in teacher education,” said Provost Joe Whitehead. “As we continue our stride towards Preeminence 2020, North Carolina A&T’s strategic plan, we feel confident that our faculty and students will continue to demonstrate excellence in education and beyond.”

N.C. A&T’s School of Education is home to four academic departments – curriculum and instruction; human development and services; human performance and leisure studies; and leadership studies.

The NCTQ ranked more than 1,650 programs in more than 830 institutions. Institutions were ranked according to 19 standards including selection criteria: early reading; English language learners; struggling learners; mathematics; content; classroom management; lesson planning; assessment and data; equity; student teaching; methods, instructional design and outcomes.

NCTQ was founded in 2000 to give an alternative voice to existing teaching organizations. This organization bills itself as an advocate for reforms in a broad range of teacher policies at the federal, state and local levels in order to increase the number of effective teachers. The organization called the report a consumer guide to help future teachers pick good schools and to help school districts find teachers who are well-prepared.