Gordon’s Education Program Named Best Value


Path to Teach, NCTQ’s new tool for future teachers, ranks education programs and schools to help applicants navigate their college search.

Gordon College’s Department of Education was recently recognized as one of the “Best Value” programs in the nation by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ).

Of the 1,100 education schools and programs examined nationally, Gordon earned two of the top five spots for the state of Massachusetts—ranking 2nd for secondary education and 4th for elementary.

The Best Value ranking considers quality and affordability factors, taking into account net price to attend the school—including tuition, fees and average financial aid awards—average teacher salary in the state, and how well the school prepares future teachers for the realities of the classroom. NCTQ, a nonpartisan research and policy organization, measures teacher effectiveness and works to ensure that future teachers are ready to lead the classroom when they graduate.

This ranking affirms Gordon’s education program as an excellent choice for aspiring teachers, from both a financial and quality perspective.

Gordon’s undergraduate elementary and secondary programs have also earned top recognition in NCTQ’s Teacher Prep Review. Read more >>