by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
The National Council on Teacher Quality released their annual Teacher Prep Review rankings last week.
High Point University was the top North Carolina university in the undergraduate elementary category. In the undergraduate secondary category, Appalachian State University led the pack. High Point and East Carolina University were ranked just below Appalachian.
Elon University was second in the nation in undergraduate special education. High Point and East Carolina were not far behind.
Overall, three private colleges and universities in North Carolina – High Point, Elon, and Meredith – were ranked highly in the NCTQ study.