Taylor Makes Top Percentile in Nationwide Survey Ranking Teacher Prep Programs

Published: Jan 24, 2017

Taylor University is one of two universities in the State of Indiana to achieve the highest ranking among colleges and universities from the Washington D.C.-based National Council on Teacher Quality.

Taylor was ranked in the 99th (highest) percentile of colleges and universities throughout the United States that are engaged in future teacher preparation according to a newly-released survey by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan research and policy group committed to modernizing the teaching profession. The NCTQ is the nation’s expert on the quality of teacher preparation ​ programs and evaluates national teacher education against evidence-based criteria.

In its survey, the NCTQ rated 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs nationwide in aspects of elementary teacher training that include:

  • Selection Criteria
  • Early Reading
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Elementary Content
  • Student Teaching
  • Classroom Management

Taylor’s highest scores came in the areas: Early Reading, Selection Criteria, and Elementary Content.

Joining Taylor at the top of the list was neighboring Purdue University as well as Arizona State, Louisiana Tech, Texas A&M, and Dallas Baptist Universities, CUNY Hunter College, and the Universities of Alaska Fairbanks, Arkansas, Houston, Mississippi, and Nebraska-Lincoln.