School of Education Sets Statewide Benchmarks
National University holds the lead in preparing credentialed teachers, and in conferring master's degrees in education to minorities
The National University School of Eduction, which has led California in preparing credentialed teachers every year since 2000, has done it again, according to the 13th annual report on state teacher supply issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing in April.
Between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, the report states that 1,653 teachers earned their single-subject, multiple-subject, and education specialist teaching credentials through National University. Students completing their teaching credentials at National University accounted for 10 percent of the statewide grand total during that time period.
National University’s School of Education is also recognized for the diversity of its graduates and students. Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranks National University first in California and fifth in the nation in granting master’s degrees in education to all minorities.
According to that magazine, National conferred more master’s degrees in education to minority students than any other college or university in California during the 2009-2010 academic year. Specifically, it ranked first in the state in granting master’s degrees in education to Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.