Has anyone done research on the elementary ed programs in the Northeast or South that have direct admittance into their programs? I'm finding quite a few schools have admittance into the ed dept. in the jr. year, and that enrollment is limited. My daughter was told, for example, by UMASS that even if you meet ALL requirements there are only "x" spots, admission is competitive, and if you don't get in, there wasn't much you could do except reapply the following year. Same with UCONN and Rutgers, etc. We would like to concentrate on schools, therefore, that you get in the ed program as an entering freshman. (Realizing that one still has to continue meeting standards thru the 4 yrs.) I thought I'd ask if in case someone has just looked at this. Thanks!