The College of Education is committed to creating an intellectual environment that promotes quality instruction, significant research, and professional service. Particular attention is focused on preparing professionals for diverse educational settings and on contributing to educational and pedagogical knowledge through scholarly endeavors. The College provides leadership in both the art and science of educational practice. Furthermore, the College is committed to creating an inclusive learning environment that values and promotes diversity. Collaboration among students, faculty, other professionals, and community members is essential to the College in achieving its goals. Integral to the mission is a dedication to being a premier college of education that serves our dynamic and expanding community, the state, the region, and the nation.
The College of Education provides dynamic graduate programs that engage students in field-based practice and research, offering students an exciting opportunity to study at a nationally recognized university situated within one of the fastest growing cities and school districts in the country.
Graduate programs in the College of Education include master, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees as well as post-baccalaureate programs for initial teacher licensure and additional endorsement to licensure. These programs are available in the departments of Educational & Clinical Studies, Educational Psychology & Higher Education, and Teaching & Learning. The College of Education has an outstanding graduate faculty who are nationally recognized for their scholarship and leadership in their respective disciplines.
The College of Education is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), which is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. It fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed.The COE is also accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists, and the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. The COE is also accredited by the State of Nevada.
Kim K. Metcalf, Ph.D., Dean, College of Education
Cyndi Giorgis, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Gregory Schraw, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Educational and Clinical Studies
Educational Psychology and Higher Education
Teaching and Learning
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