BSU among Minnesota’s leaders in teacher education

Bemidji State University has been named one of Minnesota’s top colleges for teacher education by The College Database.

college-rankingsThe survey, “Top Colleges in Minnesota: Shaping the Next Generation,” highlights post-secondary institutions in Minnesota producing the most education graduates during the 2012 school year. The list included 28 schools in Minnesota; Bemidji State ranked 10th among all schools and 7th among public schools in the state.

“Many colleges and universities have tremendous teacher education programs,” said Doug Jones, founder of The College Database. “But which ones are producing the most young educators today? We wanted to identify the colleges making the largest impact on our students.”

The College Database used the following methodology to identify the top colleges shaping the next generation:

– Must be fully accredited
– 4-year colleges only
– Public or private, not-for-profit colleges only
– No for-profit schools
– U.S. colleges only
– Minimum of 10 grads from education or teaching programs in 2012

The College Database gathers information from publicly available resources such as the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System, the National Center for Education Statistics and the Carnegie Classification system.

About The College Database
The College Database is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to provide free information about education options both nationally and locally to students, parents and other interested parties. The goal is accomplished by making all information and tools on the site free and easy to access. While still a relatively young company, The College Database has become a leader in providing educational information to libraries, high schools and career centers across the country.

OCD “Shaping the Next Generation” list