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High Marks for Teacher Ed

Picture of an elementary aged student in a classroom with his arm raised.
June 17, 2014

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) ranked McDaniel College’s undergraduate elementary education program among the best in the nation for the second consecutive year. 

McDaniel scored 19th best in the country for preparing teachers for elementary grades, and is the highest rated program in Maryland.  

“The College has successfully trained teachers for over 110 years and takes any feedback about the effectiveness of our Education programs seriously,” said Dr. Margaret Trader, chair of the Education Department. 

McDaniel looks at multiple sources of data to evaluate its programs and follows universally accepted criteria established by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Three categories of standards were used to assess teacher preparation programs for the NCTQ rankings.

McDaniel offers a minor in Education combining a strong academic background in the subjects that our students teach with a solid foundation in the liberal arts. Students can choose to complete all requirements for their major and the Education minor, then return for one semester after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree to complete the full-time teaching internship. Or, they may complete their major and specific courses at the graduate level to receive both a bachelor’s and master’s degree through one of McDaniel’s various five-year program tracks in Education. McDaniel also offers a graduate teacher certification program for those interested in teaching and who did not minor in Education during their undergraduate studies.

 
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