Elementary Education is Elite in US

by Mark D. Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations

Public and Private universities in Ohio are known for providing excellent teachers. According to the National Council on Teacher Quality, some of the elite elementary education programs are in the Buckeye State.
Programs at eleven Ohio institutions, including Ohio State, Miami University,  University of Dayton, and Cedarville University were awarded a "Top Ranked" status for overall strength of the program. Only 107 programs in the nation were listed and Cedarville University’s program is ranked #4 in Ohio and #22 nationally. It has the highest ranked elementary education program among all Christian university in the State.
The Council's 2014 Teacher Prep Review, a comprehensive evaluation of 1,612 teacher preparation programs, ranked the programs for the first time.
The report includes limited findings on each program, including whether they are adequately selective about who is admitted to the program and the quality of content preparation they provide.
The National Council on Teacher Quality, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization in Washington DC, evaluated 69 undergraduate and graduate programs housed in 31 Ohio institutions—47 percent more than in 2013
Ohio’s Highest ranked undergraduate elementary programs (national rank):

1.       Ohio State University – Graduate (3)

2.       University of Dayton – Undergraduate (4)

3.       Miami University  – Undergraduate (8)

4.       Cedarville University – Undergraduate (22)

5.       Wittenberg University – Undergraduate (88)

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Inspiring greatness for over 125 years, Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.