The numbers are in: BGSU education grads among top earners

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Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development has a long-standing reputation of producing some of the nation’s best teachers — and now a recent survey shows they are also among the best paid. In its 2015-16 Education Salary Report, PayScale, a compensation data firm based in Seattle, ranked BGSU seventh on its list of highest paid education majors, and first in the state of Ohio. On average, BGSU graduates earn an average of $32,000 starting out and climb to an average salary of $56,000 later in their careers.

Faculty in the School of Teaching and Learning hold students to exceptionally high standards and teach from the most innovative curriculum. In result, BGSU’s undergraduate teacher candidates score higher than most undergraduates on all licensure program exams. In 2014, BGSU teacher candidates posted a 96 percent pass rate on the Teacher Licensure Exam.

With this commitment to excellence, it is no wonder educators that graduate from BGSU earn, on average, higher salaries than graduates from other Ohio institutions, said Dr. Brad Colwell, dean of the College of Education and Human Development.

“I was very pleased to learn that BGSU's education graduates are receiving some of the best, high-paying teaching positions in the country,” Colwell said. “This ranking is a strong statement regarding the quality of our alumni as well as our long-standing reputation for quality.”

Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Ohio Department of Education, BGSU’s teacher educator program employs 34 full-time faculty and offers six undergraduate licensure programs and five graduate licensure programs. Students complete field experiences over two consecutive semesters in the same classroom in preparation for teaching in the real world.  In addition, the Teaching Resource Center provides access to learning software and teacher educator programs that compliment in-class theory and assignments.

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