Albany State University School of Education Program Among Top in the Country

The undergraduate elementary education program at Albany State University (ASU) has been recognized as among the best in the nation by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ).

The NCTQ is a national research and policy organization that evaluates and provides information and guidance to ensure that every child has an effective leader. In a recently released report, the NCTQ evaluated over 1,100 programs and identified 79 exemplar programs that meet 100% of the recommended instructional hours across all mathematics. The undergraduate elementary education program at ASU was evaluated and received an A+ designation.

“A national recognition like this one both reinforces the institutional standards of success, and our mission to invest in and produce exceptional future educators,” said Albany State University President, Marion Ross Fedrick. “This achievement honors the School of Education’s commitment of being a leader and at the top of its class.”

The School of Education’s Chair, Dr. Dorene Medlin, said, “Our success in this achievement is attributed to the dedication of our faculty and staff to our students as they diligently prepare to pass on knowledge to future generations. At ASU, we proudly invest in the future by creating the leaders of tomorrow.”

The NCTQ evaluates and creates datasets that promote improvements in teacher preparation, achieving greater diversity in the field, improving elementary reading instruction, strengthening state regulations, and implementing strategic pay structures, among other education advancements.

For the full NCTQ report click here.