School of Education

Dean's Message

Welcome to the School of Education, where we prepare excellent educators from the pre-K through doctoral level to meet the needs of learners, parents and communities. We are proud that our graduates play integral roles in the growth and development of individuals in the schools and communities in Minnesota, the United States and internationally. Our students, alumni, faculty and staff employ their knowledge and skills to enhance communities, contribute to a better, equitable future, and make a significant difference in the lives of those they touch.

The School of Education’s state and nationally accredited programs have a strong reputation for high quality. Our faculty are involved in cutting edge research and best practices leading to recognized models such as Co-Teaching and effective partnerships with local P-12 school districts. Faculty make a commitment to the success of our students, both in the classroom as well as in the field.

We have nearly 50 exceptional faculty who have direct teaching duties in all our classes. Our highly qualified professors are deeply committed to high standards and excellence in teaching and learning. Our staff are professionally prepared and readily available to provide academic and student relations support on a full-time basis. We have a systematic and supportive approach to student performance assessment which builds student confidence and success.

To prepare effective educators, the School of Education provides experiences that reach far beyond the classroom with a wealth of opportunities to engage candidates in authentic learning in local and international schools and communities. The path to success often includes rural, urban, and global clinical experiences that add valuable real life experiences to the enrichment and training of our candidates.

Thank you for your interest in the School of Education. We stand ready to partner with you in the development of your knowledge and skills to become a professional who will truly Make a Difference. Please contact us to discuss your program of interest.

Jennifer Mueller - Dean, School of Education