WOODBURN, Ore., Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Education Degrees, the leading guide to educational careers and colleges, has published its ranking of the 35 Top Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education Degrees for 2017.
Early childhood education sets the stage for a young child's life. It influences their emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and mental development, and thus the importance of early childhood educators cannot be downplayed. The emotional, physical, and mental effort to teach the young requires robust training and moral perseverance.
"With increasing demand for quality teachers, coupled with research findings on the importance of early childhood development, universities are striving to meet the challenge," Nick Plato, editor of Best Education Degrees, said. "This ranking takes stock of these efforts on the part of universities to train early childhood educators, and provides a roadmap for prospective students interested in the field."
Best Education Degrees employs a robust ranking methodology based on a wide variety of reputed and reliable statistics. Three general criteria are used: a school's reputation score, calculated using selected categories of statistics from publicly available sources such as U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and college websites; an affordability rating using net price calculators and an average early-career salary (from payscale.com); and specific program ratings from the National Council for Teacher Quality 2016 ranking.
In first place in the ranking for the 35 Top Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education Degrees sits University of Wisconsin – Madison, Purdue University takes second, and University of Georgia takes third.
This is the complete list of schools appearing on the ranking:
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Georgia
University of Nebraska
University of Florida
The University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Arizona State University
Brigham Young University
University of North—Carolina Chapel Hill
Pennsylvania State University
Indiana University - Bloomington
The University of Texas - Austin
University of Missouri - Columbia
University of Arizona
University of Cincinnati
Florida State College at Jacksonville
New York University
University of Washington
University of Dayton
University of Vermont
University of Michigan - Flint
University of Oregon
Ohio State University
University of Delaware
Ferris State University
University of Massachusetts -Amherst
Northern Arizona University
Texas Christian University
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