Canisius a Top College for Teacher Education

BUFFALO, NY ― The Canisius College Teacher Education Program earned high marks for its reputation, facilities and educational opportunities from The College Database’s new ranking “Top Colleges in New York Shaping the Next Generation.” The rankings recognize the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals in 2012 and had the largest impact on their students. Canisius ranked #15 among 97 participating schools for its undergraduate Teacher Education Program.

Canisius was recognized for its hands-on learning opportunities and flexible outside-the- classroom experiences which give students the learning opportunities they need to be successful in their careers. It cites the program’s numerous specializations that enable students to focus on their areas of interest, and professors who bring real-world classroom success into the college setting.

To be eligible for “Top Colleges Shaping the Next Generation,” colleges must be fully accredited, public or private, not-for-profit, four-year colleges located in the United States.

To determine the rankings, The College Database analyzed datasets from multiple government sources with an eye on degrees awarded in the educating and teaching professions. The primary data sources include: The Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), which collects data, demographic and a wide range of other data points from colleges across the country. IPEDS has teams of researchers working with institutions regularly. The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), which analyzes college-related data and identified trends at the student and institutional levels.

The College Database is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to provide free information about education options both nationally and locally to students, parents and other interested parties. The goal is accomplished by making all information and tools on the site free and easy to access. The College Database has become a leader in providing educational information to libraries, high schools and career centers across the country.

Canisius is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.