Elementary teachers and would-be administrators seeking a master’s degree have below average GRE scores, notes Teacher Quality Bulletin.
Out of the 50 intended graduate majors ETS collected data on, seven of the lowest scoring 10 majors on the list are education fields. Only one field — social work — scored lower.
The most popular choice of graduate degrees for teachers with aspirations for school or district leadership is a degree in education administration. The average GRE score was 948, comparing poorly with the national average score of 1058 for all fields of study.
Teachers pursuing degrees in early childhood (915) came in second to last on the list, slightly losing to special education (933), student counseling (927) and elementary (968).
By contrast, teachers specializing in secondary education averaged 1063, slightly better than the national average.