The School of Education prepares educators and leaders to enhance the quality of life for individuals and communities. Through engaged pedagogy, transformative collaborations, and meaningful innovations, we cultivate equity and inspire lifelong learning.

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Education.

Our school is a vibrant space for cutting-edge professional learning and innovation, where students prepare to become impactful and inclusive educators and clinicians. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to provide evidence-based professional preparation by combining engaged academic studies with meaningful, hands-on clinical experiences.  Our exceptional faculty and staff are committed to student success and to preparing our graduates for successful professional careers.  We serve the needs of our region and the state by engaging in productive professional collaborations and by offering programs that meet the needs of our diverse communities. 

We invite you to join us in sharing our commitment to engaged learning and service, and in exploring and expanding the opportunities to make a difference in our schools and communities!


Vessela Ilieva

Dean, School of Education


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