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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

Lisa Pugliese-LaCroix, founder and CEO of Love Serving Autism
Lisa Pugliese-LaCroix
MS in Speech-Language Pathology ’02, Founder and CEO of Love Serving Autism

Lisa Pugliese-LaCroix is a Speech-Language Pathologist in the field of autism and special needs, and for 18 years she specialized in the evaluation and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 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


Jodi Leit, Instructor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, FAU College of Education
May 04, 2022

FAU’s Jodi Leit passed away April 26, 2022

father and son
April 14, 2022

WPTV speaks to a Deerfield Beach family who is benefitting from the research being conducted at FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities of Black children who are on the autism spectrum.

Jack Scott, Ph.D., FAU CARD Executive Director
April 01, 2022

Scott, FAU CARD Executive Director, pens a letter-to-the-editor to offer insight into the pattern of children with autism wandering or eloping following a recent elopement from an elementary school in Poughkeepsie, NY.

US News 2023 Best graduate Schools
March 29, 2022

College of Education overall graduate education programs ranked No. 138 for 2032 (up from No. 163 in 2022).

FAU College of Education building.
March 21, 2022

Florida Atlantic University ranks No.1 in Elementary Education in the state of Florida.

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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