National University Leads California in Preparing Credentialed Teachers for 14th Straight Year With 1,052 Teachers

September 30, 2014

 San Diego, Calif. – Sept. 25, 2014 – Marking a 14-year tradition that affirms National University’s leadership in teacher training, National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit university in California, has once again prepared more teachers for credentialing on an annual basis than any other single institution of higher education in the state, according to figures released by the Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CTC).

Between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013, 1,052 new credentialed teachers earned their single-subject, multiple-subject, and education specialist teaching credentials through National University, according to the annual report on state teacher supply issued by the CTC. To review CTC data on teacher credentialing online, visit the commission website at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/reports/TS-2012-2013-AnnualRpt.pdf. The source of credentialed teachers by university begins on Page 28 of the report.

National University’s School of Education is a leader in training teachers and educators, conferring more master’s degrees in education than any other nonprofit university in the United States. The University is also the fourth largest conferrer of master’s degrees in education among all universities in the United States. Graduates and those obtaining their teaching credentials from the National University School of Education are recognized as some of the best educators in California, based upon assessments by the National Blue Ribbon School competition, the California Distinguished School Program, and various Teachers of the Year competitions.

National University’s role in preparing more teachers for credentialing than any other higher education institution in the state goes back to the 2000-2001 academic year. For more information regarding the National University School of Education, visit http://www.nu.edu/OurPrograms/SchoolOfEducation.html.
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About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California. With 30,000 students and more than 140,000 alumni, National University is the flagship institution of the National University System. National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering and Computing; the School of Health and Human Services; and the School of Professional Studies – offer more than 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials. Programs are offered at locations throughout California and across the nation, and are also available online. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

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Anna Cearley
Director of Public Relations
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