Discover FAU With the College of Education
The College of Education at FAU is one of the most diverse in Florida’s State University System. The College prepares educators and educational professionals to serve six public school districts, among which are two of the largest and most demographically diverse districts in the nation, Broward and Palm Beach County School Districts. The College of Education comprises five academic departments: Communication Sciences and Disorders; Counselor Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Leadership and Research Methodology; and Special Education.
In addition, the College oversees four University public laboratory schools whose three-fold mission is to be a demonstration site for teacher education; develop curricula; conduct research. These schools cover all levels of K-20 education. The College also includes Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, which provides extension services in environmental education to the Broward and Palm Beach County Schools and the broader community; the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities which provides expert consulting, training and support, at no charge, for people with autism and related disabilities, their families and the professionals serving them; and the Communication Disorders Clinic which offers diagnostic and treatment services for a wide variety of communication disorders.
The College of Education supports a vigorous research program with faculty conducting research in a variety of education related fields. Our faculty have been awarded numerous grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Defense, the Florida Department of Education, and a number of state, local, and private agencies.