Achieving Excellence and Impact
Dean Jon Pedersen, along with our highly credentialed team of college administrators, are guiding the efforts of our faculty and staff in helping educators achieve excellence in teaching, and in helping students achieve success in learning.
The College of Education is divided into four academic departments: the Departments of Educational Leadership and Policies, Educational Studies, Instruction and Teacher Education and Physical Education.
Home to a variety of education degree programs, each department is led by faculty and staff members who have expert knowledge in these disciplines so they can use their exceptional talent and unique experiences to benefit the programs and students.
Research is fundamental to the mission of the college. Composed of award-winning scholars, the College of Education's faculty members are true trailblazers, earning millions in grant funding to find solutions to the many educational challenges that confront today's society.
The College of Education also strives to be a leader locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally by fostering an environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion are affirmed, celebrated, and vigorously pursued.