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Liberty University Named Top College in Virginia

December 19, 2013  | 

Liberty University has been named the top college in Virginia for teacher education by The College Database. Their new list, “Top Colleges in Virginia: Shaping the Next Generation,” features the universities that produced the most education graduates in the commonwealth in 2012.

According to Doug Jones, the founder of The College Database, “Many colleges and universities have tremendous teacher education programs. We wanted to identify the colleges making the largest impact on our students.”

The College Database used the following criteria to identify the top colleges:

  • Must be fully accredited
  • 4-year colleges only
  • Not-for-profit colleges only
  • U.S. colleges only
  • Minimum of 10 graduates from education or teaching programs in 2012

Liberty awarded 1,454 education degrees in 2012, surpassing No. 2-ranked George Mason University by more than 500 degrees.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a leading university in Virginia for teacher education. Our support staff, faculty, and leadership work tirelessly to maintain our program’s excellence,” said Dr. Beth Ackerman, associate dean of the School of Education.

Liberty’s School of Education is committed to providing the highest quality Christian education possible. The school is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and approved by the Virginia Department of Education and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).