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Breakthrough Training for Tomorrow’s Top Educators

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.


Paul Massy, FAU College of Education doctoral student
Paul Massy
Ph.D. Student in Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Paul Massy is pursuing a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with plans to become a professor. Read More

Cheryl Shields Proctor, Ph.D. '17, FAU College of Education, accepting the FAU 2022 FAU Distinguished Alum.
Cheryl Proctor, Ph.D. ‘17
Deputy Superintendent of Instruction and School Communities for Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR

Cheryl Shields Proctor, Ph.D. '17, FAU College of Education, was recently selected as a 2022 FAU Distinguished Alum. Read More

Bianca Nightengale-Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Bianca Nightengale-Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Nightingale-Lee's scholarship revolves around critical and sociocultural frameworks that seek to interrogate, resist and re-frame conventional ideologies of education. Read More


Patricia Johnson, FAU Academy for Community Inclusion graduate
August 02, 2022

Patricia Johnson earns a Certificate in Supported Employment from FAU Academy for Community Inclusion.

ACI Book Club leader
August 01, 2022

The Next Chapter Book Clubis making a real difference in the lives of college students with intellectual disabilities.

Jennifer Sánchez, Ph.D., associate research professor in the COE department of Counselor Education
July 12, 2022

Jennifer Sánchez, Ph.D., associate research professor in COE department of Counselor Education, featured in FAU Research Daily’s Faculty Spotlight.

FAU Davie Campus
June 15, 2022

COE School Leaders Program awarded $1,039,041 grant from BCPS to support two graduate programs as part of the EQUIP initiative.

Cover of first issue of of Florida Atlantic magazine
May 18, 2022

The first issue of Florida Atlantic magazine is now available via flipbook version and a downloadable PDF for your reading pleasure.

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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