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The FAU College of Education offers aspiring educators a broader choice of undergraduate programs than many schools, along with four University public laboratory schools that add valuable practical experience and research access. Learn more about our accreditations, scholarships and financial aid. See how we’re leading the way in academics, research impact and teaching excellence.

Why Is FAU College Of Education Your Best Choice?

You want an educational foundation that’s grounded in proven principles, yet boldly embraces new teaching innovations. The FAU College of Education has a proven record of mastering both.

Choose from four core educational career paths: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, and Early Care & Education, 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.


Joshua A. Katz, Ph.D. Student in Department of Counselor Education.
Joshua A. Katz
Ph.D. Student in Department of Counselor Education

"My greatest joy each year is spending a week each summer as a volunteer counselor with Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp." Read More

Taylor Irving, Ph.D.
Taylor Irvine, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Counselor Education

"Remaining perpetually curious, open-minded, and willing to ask for help is crucial to becoming a professional counselor and leader in this field." Read More

Ayse Torres, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling at Florida Atlantic University
Ayse Torres, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

Torres’s research has evolved in the following areas: youth with disabilities entering into workforce, veterans reintegrating into civilian life, and community-based programs for suicide prevention. Read More


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January 25, 2023

COE online master’s in education program is ranked No. 52 in the nation for 2023 by U.S. News & World Report, up from No. 80 in 2022.

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December 07, 2022

FAU College of Education receives final CAEP accreditation with no areas for improvement and no stipulations.

Ashley Brannan, OAE Coordinator, holds the award plaque at the UPCEA conference
December 06, 2022

Live! Virtual Appreciative Advising Institute awarded the 2022 UPCEA Program of Excellence: Noncredit Award, recognition of the impact on professional, continuing and online education.

FAU doctoral student at icue conference
December 01, 2022

Melanie M. Acosta, Ph.D., and doctoral students Michael Strozier, Shanna Lillis, Michelle Beason-Rahming and Nerline St. Velus presented at the International Conference on Urban Education.

COE faculty Sabrina Sembiante, Daniel Reyes-Guerra, and Maysaa Barakat
November 08, 2022

The initiative, PRAISE, Preparing for Readiness and Academic Improvement for pre-School English Learners, will design PD for paraprofessionals in pre-K classrooms.

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Accreditation & Ranking

Council on Academic Accreditation - Best Master’s in School Counseling Programs
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Best Online Programs for Graduate Education by U.S. News 2022
Best Grad Schools U.S. News Health 2020
U.S. News Best Online Programs - Grad Education - Administration & Supervision 2022
U.S. News Best Online Programs - Grad Education -Curriculum and Instruction 2022
Florida Department of Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology