Jul 14, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 

College of Education

The College of Education is committed to creating an intellectual environment that promotes quality instruction, significant research and external funding, and professional service. Our mission is to achieve prominence locally, nationally, and internationally as a leading source of significant knowledge and innovative models to inform and affect policy, practice, and research. Particular attention is focused on preparing professionals for diverse educational and clinical settings and on contributing to educational and pedagogical knowledge through scholarly endeavors. Furthermore, the College of Education 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 being a premier college of education.

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 four departments: Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services; Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education, Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education, and Department of 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 State of Nevada and the National Association of School Psychologists.

Kim K. Metcalf, Ph.D., Dean, College of Education
Danica G. Hays, Ph.D., Executive Associate Dean, College of Education

Tracy Spies, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Programs
Sean Mulvenon, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Projects


Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services  

Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education  

Educational Psychology and Higher Education  

Teaching and Learning  

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