by M. B. Miller
Alice Lloyd College’s undergraduate Secondary Education preparation program is ranked among the best in the nation and in the state of Kentucky, according to a report released this month by The National Council on Teacher Quality.
Of the 1,612 colleges and universities reviewed, Alice Lloyd’s Secondary Education teacher preparation program was ranked 103rd nationally. It was the highest ranked secondary program of any private school in Kentucky and the third highest of all Kentucky schools reviewed.
The 2014 NCTQ Teacher Prep Rankings, published by U.S. News & World Report, are meant to serve as a guide to future educators, informing them of those programs that provide the best teacher training.
“Think-tanks and the Federal Department of Education have been talking about Higher Education improvement for some time,” said Norm Bishop, the department chair of Alice Lloyd’s Education program. “This is the first group to actually quantify and attempt this sort of ranking using a subjective analysis. Alice Lloyd’s Secondary Education program scored in the top tier, and the rankings for our elementary program put us well within the top quarter of those schools reviewed in the state as well as the nation.”
Alice Lloyd was praised for its teacher candidates having “the requisite academic talent” and “sufficient content knowledge in every subject they will be qualified to teach,” particularly in Mathematics, English, Science, and Social Sciences.
Alice Lloyd’s teacher education program offers teacher certification at the bachelor’s degree level for English/Communications, Fine Arts/Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Social & Behavioral Studies, and Physical Education. Through this program, students may earn a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree in any of those fields while gaining secondary teaching certification (grades 8-12) in Kentucky.
For more information about Alice Lloyd’s teacher education program, visit http://www.alc.edu/academics/department-of-education/.
To read the entire report on Alice Lloyd from NCTQ Teacher Prep, click here.