NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University has been recognized as a top college for teacher education by The Online College Database’s new ranking, “Top Colleges in Rhode Island Shaping the Next Generation.” The designation honors post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals in 2012.
“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.”
Students at these Rhode Island schools are offered specialized concentrations and exceptional facilities, the site states. After considering each program’s ranking, faculty, programs, and facilities, we’ve catalogued the very best Rhode Island education degree programs.
The College Database used the following methodology to identify the top U.S. colleges shaping the next generation: Must be fully accredited; 4-year colleges only; public or private, not-for-profit colleges only; minimum of 10 graduates from education or teaching programs in 2012.
“Students at each of the programs work under the tutelage of some of the best instructors in the nation to do research that has a real impact,” Jones said. “What’s more, students are given internships, professional experience, and more to help them become the best teachers possible.”
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.