The College of Education offers a range of programs that equip our students to promote the growth, education and development of all individuals:
- Teacher education undergraduate programs that lead to teaching licensure in early childhood, elementary, special education, agricultural education (in cooperation with the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences), and secondary English, mathematics, science and social studies.
- Three Master of Arts in Teaching programs (middle level education, secondary education mathematics and science, and special education) that lead to teaching licensure.
- Advanced education master's program offerings that include literacy, special education, and teaching and learning.
- Master's and specialist degrees in clinical mental health, school counseling, and administration and supervision that lead to licensure.
- Other master's degrees in athletic leadership, student affairs and human resource development.
- Doctoral degrees in curriculum and instruction, educational leadership (P-12 and higher education), special education, learning sciences, and literacy, language and culture.
- Additional coursework that counts toward state granted add-on licensure for teachers in areas such as ESOL and early childhood, as well as in-service teacher coursework and professional development through programs such as Reading Recovery.
Our programs belong to one of three departments committed to the highest quality of teaching, research and outreach:
- Department of Education and Human Development
Areas: clinical mental health counseling, educational foundations, learning sciences, literacy, school counseling, special education
- Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development
Areas: athletic leadership, educational leadership, human resource development, student affairs
- Department of Teaching and Learning
Areas: curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, elementary education, middle level education, secondary education
Field and Clinical Experiences
Meaningful and quality field and clinical practice are essential to candidate preparation in almost all of our programs. The College of Education is committed to providing a range of diverse experiences appropriate to the discipline so that candidates are prepared for professional practice.
Click here for current student teaching documents, forms and resources for all teacher education programs.
Through the college’s many nationally known centers, institutes and programs, we also offer professional development and other training and educational opportunities.