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Degrees Offered


National Graduate Education Leader:
Top 20 Ranked, Extensively Accredited.

Take your passion for education to a higher level with FAU College of Education’s graduate degree programs. In addition to offering a broader program range than many schools, the four University public laboratory schools we oversee also assure you valuable practical experience and research opportunities. Learn more about our NCATE/CAEP, CACREP and ASHA accreditations, our scholarships and financial aid. See why our programs ranked 20th out of 563 universities evaluated nationwide.

Why Is FAU College Of Education Your Best Choice?

The FAU College of Education Leadership Degree programs were ranked #20 in the nation out of an eligible group of 563 colleges/programs by Teacher.org. In addition to our high ranking and broader choice of programs, we maintain vigorous research efforts: our faculty conducts research in a variety of education-related fields.

We’re also actively involved in a national initiative to reform how school leaders are prepared. Our faculty has been awarded numerous grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Defense, Florida Department of Education, plus state, local, and private agencies.

We are closely connected to South Florida school districts, including Broward and Palm Beach, the 6th and 11th largest nationally by enrollment size. Our graduate students are highly regarded in the tri-county region and beyond.

  • Diverse programs: speech pathology & audiology, counselor education, curriculum & instruction, educational leadership, exceptional student education, exercise science and health promotion, and teacher education
  • Flexible online graduate options: four full online programs; four partial online programs
  • Second-largest number of graduate degrees at FAU; highest number of doctoral degrees
  • Classes held at Boca, Davie and Jupiter campuses

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

Martha Brown
Founded RJAE Consulting, Intl.

Founded RJAE Consulting, Intl. to provide planning, evaluation, and other consulting services to schools, school districts, correctional facilities, and organizations focusing on restorative justice or art education.more

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


Dean Valerie J. Bristor, Tricia Meredith, FAU President John Kelly, FAU High student Devon Willis, Congressman Ted Deutch, Principal Sherry Bees
February 27, 2018

Congressman Ted Deutch presented the Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program Grant to A.D. Henderson & FAU High School.

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

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Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
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