The College of Education is a learner-centered academic unit where faculty members are committed to the preparation of future educational leaders for careers defined by excellence. Faculty within the College strive to instill in our candidates a lifelong passion for public service while emphasizing the importance of collaboration with key stakeholders in local and global communities. The College consists of four academic units:
- The Department of Educator Preparation provides the professional studies component for the next generation of effective teachers and school personnel who will work with 21st century learners from diverse backgrounds.
- The Department of Counseling provides professional curricula grounded in philosophical, theoretical, methodological, and practical foundations that describe adult education, counseling practice, or leadership.
The Department of Leadership Studies and Adult Education provides professional interdisciplinary studies that focus on service learning, research, developing innovative practices, and solving complex challenges through leadership.
The Department of Administration and Instructional Services prepares professionals as school principals, educational executives, speech practitioners, instructional technologists, and reading specialists by focusing on philosophical, theoretical, methodological, and practical foundations
Excellent instruction and a strategic, rigorous, and authentic internship program are the keys to developing candidates from pre-service to in-service teachers, counselors, administrators, and other school personnel.