In Georgia, five teaching programs have received the lowest rating in a review by the National Council on Teacher Quality.
Those schools were Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, the University of West Georgia, Albany State, Augusta State and Columbus State.
Colleges and universities were rated on a four-star system. All of those schools got no stars and a consumer alert designation.
The ratings were based on benchmarks such as instructing prospective teachers how to implement the common core academic standards, teach non-native English speakers and manage classrooms.
Less than 10 percent of rated programs earn three stars or more. Furman University in South Carolina earned four stars.
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