The New England region offers some of the best colleges and universities in the country, including a number of smaller but still important schools offering excellent career preparation for students. For students pursuing education degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctorate levels, there are a number of institutions of higher learning that offer excellent training.

Antioch University New England

Located in Keene, New Hampshire, Antioch University New England is a graduate-level school associated with other Antioch colleges and universities located in Washington state, California and Ohio. Antioch offers master's degrees in integrated learning and Waldorf teacher education, in addition to programs for skilled educators and principal certification.

Antioch University New England 40 Avon St. Keene, NH 03431 (603) 357-3122 www.antiochne.edu

New England College

As a liberal arts college located in Henniker, New Hampshire, New England College offers undergraduate degrees in education studies, elementary education, special education, secondary education and physical education. Coursework prepares students for immediate entry into the professional world; students can also pursue graduate-level work.

New England College 15 Main St. Henniker, NH 03242 (603) 428-2329 www.nec.edu/

Rhode Island College

Situated on a 180-acre campus in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence, Rhode Island, Rhode Island College offers extensive teacher training at the bachelor's, master's and doctorate levels. Undergraduate disciplines include degrees in special education, early childhood education, elementary education and secondary education, in addition to degrees in technology education, health education and physical education. On the master's level, degrees in elementary education, special education and teaching/learning education are conferred in addition to degrees in reading, health education, and educational leadership. On the doctorate level, students may pursue their Ph.D. in education through a joint program with the University of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island College 600 Mount Pleasant Ave. Providence, RI 02908 (401) 456-8000 www.ric.edu

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Study abroad, independent study, interdisciplinary studies and field work are among the approaches Saint Joseph's College takes toward teaching and learning. Located in Standish, Maine, the private Roman Catholic college is eighteen miles from Portland. Undergraduate degrees in education, english, mathematics, history, literature and American culture and physical education are among the majors offered for students seeking a career in teaching. College now offers an online only master of science in education program for current teachers and administrators.

Saint Joseph's College of Maine 278 Whites Bridge Rd. Standish, ME 04084 (207) 892-6766 www.sjcme.edu

Central Connecticut State University

Located in New Britain, Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University offers an extensive education program covering majors in elementary and secondary education. In addition, majors in art, music, technology and engineering and physical education are offered through the School of Education and Professional Studies. Numerous specializations and minors are offered within some of the majors.

Central Connecticut State University 1615 Stanley St. New Britain, CT 06053 (860) 832-2633 www.ccsu.edu/