NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s College of Education and Human Development earned As from Path To Teach, which is affiliated with the National Council on Teacher Quality, a nonprofit education policy organization.

The College earned an A in undergraduate elementary education based on admission selectivity, content knowledge, teaching reading, student teaching, classroom management, assessing classroom learning and rigor.  The College earned an A- in undergraduate secondary education based on admission selectivity, content knowledge, how to teach in subject areas, student teaching, classroom management, assessing classroom learning and rigor.NSU Official SEAL

“We are very pleased to receive overall ‘A’ letter grades from NCTQ in our elementary and secondary education programs,” said Dr. Vickie Gentry, dean of the College. “Historically, Northwestern was the first institution in Louisiana to offer teacher certification, and faculty take pride in maintaining the highest standard in teacher quality.  Faculty are dedicated to the goals of meeting national standards in content areas and providing meaningful, relevant learning experiences to pre-service and in-service teachers.”

Northwestern State tied as the top ranked college of education in Louisiana.  Nationally, NSU’s elementary education degree program was ranked first.

Path To Teach is a consumer guide to colleges of education that outlines cost, location and where teacher candidates will get the best preparation for the realities of the classroom, according to their website.

For information on NSU’s Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development visit nsula.edu.