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What schools have the best teaching programs?

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Angela D.’s Answer

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Hi Hannah,
Greetings! This is an important question. First off, you may want to consider schools in Michigan first so that you don't pay out of state tuition. Next, depending on your grades and finances, you may want to complete your lower division work at a community college (2 years of general education such as English, history, math, science, etc.) which transfers to a four-year university/college. However, be careful of transferring credits as you need to take into account things such as reciprocity agreements and such (MTA - see below). Please see a school counselor for further information as well as consulting with the college/university that you want to get your teaching degree/certificate from.
The closest community colleges to you are in order: Mott Community College (transferable A.A. two-year degrees in Elementary Education, Physical Education, General Studies, etc.), St. Clair Community College (A.A. degrees), and Oakland Community College (AA. and A.S. degrees).
Now, moving forward to obtaining a teaching degree/certification. You may want to check the website out below...the caveat is that you need to do your own research as well and speak with your school counselors on a regular basis as mentioned earlier. You also need to decide on whether you want to teach at the elementary or secondary level. I recommend that you volunteer at local schools so you can see where you might fit best, with the caveat that schools/students can vary a great deal. Wishing you the best on your journey to teaching (a laudable profession having been one myself in K-12 and higher education as a professor)!!! Best, Dr. B

https://www.mcc.edu/counseling_student_dev/casd_mi_transfer_agreement.shtml
https://www.macrao.org/Publications/MTA.asp
https://www.teachercertificationdegrees.com/schools/michigan/

Angela D. recommends the following next steps:

  • Online Research
  • Meeting with School Counselors
  • Fill out FAFSA for financial aid (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa) - priority deadlines vary by state, college, and federal but you can apply anytime
  • Volunteer in local schools
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Elyse’s Answer

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There are so many great colleges that will prepare you to teach well. I went to Wheelock and Lesley, both in MA and both considered teaching universities, but many people outside of New England haven’t heard of them.

Columbia’s teacher college, Stanford, Harvard, and Brown are all well known for their teaching programs, but I have friends who went to all of them, and even though they are wonderful teachers, they’re not better prepared than myself and my peers who went to much cheaper schools.

Elyse recommends the following next steps:

  • I would suggest checking requirements in your state because MA requires master’s degrees. If this is the case in your state, I would recommend a community or state college for undergrad and save your money for a masters program which can often be completed in 1.5 years.
  • I would think less about the best schools and more about the schools where you’ll learn best and be happiest!
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Asim’s Answer

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College of William and Mary
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt university
University of Michigan
University of Washington
Boston College
NYU
University of Georgia
Michigan State
University of Maryland
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Asim’s Answer

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College of William and Mary
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt university
University of Michigan
University of Washington
Boston College
NYU
University of Georgia
Michigan State
University of Maryland
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