In the News: Report lists MTSU among top U.S. teac...

In the News: Report lists MTSU among top U.S. teachers’ colleges

Middle Tennessee State University was among 11 Tennessee colleges and universities ranked highly for its teacher training efforts in a recent national report.NCTQ logo-web

The National Council on Teacher Quality, or NCTQ, recently released its second Teacher Prep Review, touting this year’s report as “a much expanded and more comprehensive evaluation of 1,612 teacher preparation programs across the United States, and for the first time, a numeric ranking of programs.”

MTSU’s College of Education was ranked 28th nationally for its undergraduate secondary program and 155th for its undergraduate elementary program.

MTSU, which was founded as a teacher training school in 1911, is the top producer of teachers in the state, according to the latest data available.

You can read The Tennessean’s coverage of the report here. Chalkbeat Tennessee, a nonprofit news website covering educational change in Memphis schools, also published a story that you can read here.

A complete list of Tennessee rankings is available on the NCTQ website,

The National Council on Teacher Quality is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization located in Washington, D.C., according to the NCTQ website.

Founded in 2000, NCTQ says it is “committed to restructuring the teaching profession, led by our vision that every child deserves effective teachers. NCTQ is committed to lending transparency and increasing public awareness of the four institutions having the greatest impact on teacher quality: states, teacher preparation programs, school districts, and teachers unions.”

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