Our three research and practice-oriented departments provide inspired learning opportunities that develop students into leaders in education. Our programs prepare students to transform lives on the local and national level, through hands-on teaching, research, policy, counseling, school administration, and education specialist positions. From strong partnerships with school systems to innovative research on how the brain influences complex learning behaviors, our academic programs are at the forefront of the field of education.

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Our special education program is ranked #12 nationally, one of 9 top-ranked COE programs.
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Terrapin EdTalks: Advancing Equity

Join us as October 3rd, as we kick off the College's Centennial anniversary with Terrapin EdTalks: Advancing Equity. Terrapin EdTalks will feature five short talks from College of Education faculty that explore the multitude of ways the College is paving the way to create equity in education across the nation and around the globe. Drs. Patricia A. Alexander, Sharon Fries-Britt, Nathan A. Fox, Imani Goffney, and Julie Park will present on groundbreaking research and pressing issues in education.