Beekey Education Center

Our goal is to provide programs that blend a strong knowledge base with field experience

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College of Education


Over the course of 150 years, our college has garnered an outstanding national and state reputation for its preparation of educators and related professionals and for its many other contributions to relevant areas of study and practice.  We are guided in meaningful ways by our mission statement, in that we strive to "blend a strong knowledge base ... and understanding of human development and grounding in pedagogy with frequent and continuous field experiences."  Our graduates are "willing and able to effect change in an increasingly diverse and technologically integrated educational environment" and "committed to professional development throughout their careers."

Students in our college are motivated to attain the thoughtful understandings, creative approaches and repertoire of skills and techniques to help others.  They enter professions that many refer to as "noble."  Our students seek to improve the lives of young children, adolescents, adults, families and communities - in classrooms and other settings - and in so doing help to create a more knowledgeable, skilled, healthy and just world.

Most of our undergraduate and graduate programs are school-based, but not all of them.  Some prepare our students to work in universities, social service agencies, libraries, businesses, the military, government agencies, and clinical practices.  If you are a first-year student, or transferring from another college, or seeking to start a master's or doctoral program - and you enjoy working with others, want to share what you know and can do, want to assist others to be more successful in their lives, and seek to help create a more educated and equitable society - then it is likely that our college has a degree or related program that will be of interest to you.

If you need more information, please feel free to contact the College of Education Dean's Office at 610-683-4253. 

John Ward - Interim Dean College of Education
John Ward
Dean College of Education