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This is Where The Best & Brightest Belong: Broader Options For Tomorrow’s Educators

Students with a passion for education will find a broader choice of undergraduate programs at FAU College of Education than most universities offer, plus four public laboratory schools providing practical experience and research access. Both assure aspiring educators important advantages needed to build a successful career. Request a campus tour. Review accreditations, scholarships and financial aid. See how we’re leading the way in academic and research excellence.

Why Is FAU College Of Education Your Student’s Best Choice?

Students study a curriculum that’s both grounded in proven principles, while also embracing bold new teaching innovations shaping the future of the profession. They’ll choose from five core educational career paths: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Early Care & Education, and Exercise Science and Health Promotion, taught across our Boca, Jupiter and Davie campuses.

  • COE is the first in Florida to receive accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation in the United States.
  • The college was awarded a $4.3 million grant to establish a Center of Excellence for Elementary Teacher Preparation. Our mission: strengthen candidates’ preparation for advanced study and K-6 classroom success to improve knowledge, skills and school districts’ expectations.
  • Our four public laboratory schools serve as a demonstration site for teacher education; a resource for curriculum development; and a place to conduct research.

We’re here to answer any questions you have:
Reach us at the Office for Academic and Student Services or call (561) 297-3570.

SPOTLIGHT STORIES

BRIANNA JOSEPH
College of Education

Brianna serves as Project I Squared Project Grant Supervisor. She is currently a Holmes Scholar and a Holmes Scholars Social Media Coordinator. Advice for fellow students: “Take advantage of the resources at FAU that will allow you to improve...more

Chuck Shaw
School Board Chairman for the School Board of Palm Beach School District

Very early on Chuck was called upon in leadership roles and worked to become a school administrator. His first assignment was at North Grade Elementary as Assistant Principal and then Principal of Westward Elementary two years later.more

FACULTY
Lori Dassa, ED.D.
College of Education

Dr. Dassa continues to further her research on quality teacher prep programs and teacher retention. She has published several articles and studies, and developed as well as runs the Honors in the Elementary Education major. more

NEWS ALL NEWS

February 23, 2018

Martha A. Brown, Ph.D., is an author, consultant, presenter, evaluator, teacher, and advocate of restorative justice. She earned her doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction from Florida Atlantic University in 2015

Representatives from Florida Atlantic University, Broward County Public Schools and the School District of Palm Beach County accept the 2017 Dr. Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Education Impact Award.
November 13, 2017

Florida Atlantic University, Broward County Public Schools and the School District of Palm Beach County received the 2017 Dr. Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Education Impact Award for their collaborative program, Establishing Excellence in Elementary Prepar

To be considered, application and required documentation must be received in the Office of the Dean by Friday, Jan. 26, 2017, 5 p.m.
November 13, 2017

To be considered, application and required documentation must be received in the Office of the Dean by Friday, Jan. 26, 2017, 5 p.m.

Collaborators in the Educational Equity Partnership Project from the Department of Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry in the College of Education at FAU and the BCPS. From left to right: Kalisha Waldon,Ph.D., Dilys Schoorman, Ph.D., Angela Brown, Traci Baxley, Ed.D., Myrlaine Salter, Ed.D. and Christopher Gates.
November 06, 2017

The EEPP is funded by a Teaching Incentive Fund (TIF) grant awarded to BCPS. The TIF program funds projects that develop performance-based teacher compensation systems in high-needs schools to increase students' access to effective educators which lea

David Stovall, Ph.D. currently works as a professor of African American Studies and Educational Policy Studies within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Stovall’s work is grounded in Critical Race Theory and investigates the racial climate within schools and communities. We look forward to his upcoming publication 'Born Out of Struggle: Critical Race Theory, School Creation, and the Politics of Interruption'.
October 06, 2017

David Stovall, Ph.D., professor of African American Studies and Educational Policy Studies at University of Illinois, will present "Struggle in Perpetuity: Justice, Community Engagement and the Right to Education". Stovall's talk provides a researchers'

 
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