Prescott College Ranks Top College for Teacher Education

Top Colleges in Arizona Shaping the Next Generation


Prescott College has been recognized as a top college for teacher education. The Online College Database's new ranking, "Top Colleges in Arizona Shaping the Next Generation," honors the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals in 2012. You can view your college's rank on the following page:

Online Colleges Database | Colleges Shaping the Next Generation

Prescott College is an excellent place to attend for those degree-seeking students interested in education. With a focus on building the next generation, these programs offer a comprehensive education through excellent classroom teaching, research facilities, and community outreach. With a curriculum designed so that students can incorporate concentrations into their coursework, they’ll earn a degree that showcases their specialization. Internships further extend the work experience these graduates obtain while pursuing their degree. When comparing degree programs in education, one should look at rankings, innovation, faculty, and reputation.


About Prescott College:

As a nationally acclaimed institution of higher education located in the central highlands of Arizona, Prescott College offers competency based programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines with a focus on interdisciplinary and experiential education in six general areas: Environmental Studies, Human Development and Psychology, Education, Arts and Letters, Adventure Education and Cultural and Regional Studies. A private, non-profit, four year college, Prescott College offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in an on-campus and limited residency format.

Founded on the premise of what college should be and funded by a Ford Foundation grant in the mid-1960s, a symposium attended by luminaries from within and outside higher education (including Henry Luce of Time/Life fame) met to create the ideal college—one which should focus on competency and breadth, experiential, self-directed hands-on learning, a focus on narrative evaluations and a pedagogically focused orientation process.  This meeting resulted in developing a unique schedule (the on-campus program while semester in tone, includes a one month block class followed by more extended class periods for the remaining 12 week semester), an acknowledgement of lifelong learning and the importance of life experience (resulting in the development of one of the first hybrid distance education programs and prior learning assessment), an immersion in environment (resulting in “The Southwest is Our Classroom” where all classes immerse in the subject under study including field classes in all areas) and a respect for theory and application (all students create a capstone project which contains a thesis and a practical application of that theory).

Consistently named one of the top campuses in the nation for environmental initiatives by the Princeton Review Green Schools, enrollment is approximately 500 resident students and 700 limited-residency students.

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