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- Thirty-two percent do not have a positive opinion of their teachers’ mastery of classroom subject matter.
- Thirty-three percent feel negatively or neutral on being challenged in their class by the teacher or the work.
- Forty-one percent feel negatively or neutral on their homework being useful.
In conjunction with this survey, YouthTruth.org highlights the 35 teacher preparation colleges and universities who received an “A” grade from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) based on their “high school content standard.’ NCTQ graded 800 schools. A sampling of these schools is below. See the full list at YouthTruthSurvey.org.
|AZ||University of Arizona||Bachelor of Science in Science Education with Certification||English Language Arts, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, General Science, History, Political Science/Government, Economics|
|CA||University of California – Irvine||Bachelor of Science in Earth System Science with Single Teacher Credential||Mathematics, Foundational Level Mathematics, Science: Physics, Science: Chemistry, Science: Biological Sciences, Science: Geosciences, Foundational-Level General Science|
|IA||University of Iowa||Bachelor of Arts in English with Secondary Education Teaching Major||English/Language Arts, Mathematics, All Science II, Physics, Chemistry, Biological Science, Earth Science, American History, American Government, World History, Economics, Psychology, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology|
|IN||Indiana University – Bloomington||Bachelor of Science in Education with Secondary Mathematics Certification||Language Arts, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Life Science, Earth/Space Science, Historical Perspectives, Government and Citizenship, Economics, Psychology, Geographical Perspectives, Sociology|
|MA||Gordon College||Bachelor of Arts in English & Secondary Education with Certification||English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History|
|MI||Hope College||Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Certification with History Major and English Minor||English, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth/Space Science, Social Studies, History|
|MN||St. Olaf College||Bachelor of Arts in English with Secondary Certification||Communication Arts/Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Life Science, Social Studies|
|MO||Missouri University of Science and Technology||Secondary Education Certification in Chemistry||English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Social Science|
|NC||North Carolina State University at Raleigh||Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education with Language Arts and Social Studies Certification||English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, History|
|NY||Marist College||Bachelor of Arts in English with Adolescence Education Certification||English Language Arts, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Social Studies|
|OH||Ohio Northern University||Bachelor of Science in Physics/ Integrated Life Science with Adolescent to Young Adult 7-12 Licensure||Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Science, Physical Sciences: Physics & Chemistry, Physical Sciences: Physics, Physical Sciences: Chemistry, Life Sciences, Integrated Social Studies|
|OK||University of Oklahoma||Bachelor of Science in Language Arts with Certification||English, Advanced Mathematics, Intermediate Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Earth Science, United States History/Oklahoma History/Government/Economics|
|SC||Clemson University||Bachelor of Science in Science Teaching||English, Mathematics, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Social Studies|
|TN||University of Tennessee||Master of Science in Secondary Teaching||English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, History, Government, Economics, Geography|
|TX||Texas Tech University||Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies, Secondary Science Education||English Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, Science, Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering, Physical Science, Physics/Mathematics, Chemistry, Life Science, Social Studies, History|
|WA||Gonzaga University||Secondary Education Certification Program, Science||English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Social Studies, History|