Since 1869...

The College of Education and Learning Design enjoys a long and rich history of preparing teachers and other educational professionals. Our programs are state and nationally accredited. Beginning in 1869 as Third State Normal School, the focus on teaching and learning was a hallmark of our existence and continues to be prominent in our mission.

We prepare future teachers, administrators, and other education personnel at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Through five academic departments and several support centers, students enjoy many opportunities to pursue a variety of career paths in the field of professional education.


To champion equitable and responsive education for all. 


We foster equality of access to high-quality educational opportunities for all children and families through preparation of transformative education professionals engaged in anti-racist, socially just, inclusive, collaborative and community-conscious practices. 


of graduates have secured a job in their field


St. Cloud State graduates have remarkable success finding employment in a field that corresponds to their education. In fact, over 97% of College of Education and Learning Design graduates have found employment in their area or a related field.