The College of Education (COE) can be considered the cornerstone college of Florida A&M University; it was the first and only college, department or major within the university at its inception in 1887. The College of Education currently retains its position of acclaim associated with superior accomplishment at this university and within the nation. The COE remains among the top producers of African-American teachers in the United States.
The primary mission of the college is the production of exemplary professionals to serve in educational institutions who are informed, proactive, competent, and reflective practitioners. The College of Education administers the pre-service and in-service professional education and graduate programs encompassed within four (4) undergraduate and graduate degree granting departments: Elementary Education; Secondary Education and Technology Education and Foundations; Health, Physical Education and Recreation; and Educational Leadership and Counseling. The College of Education provides the relevant curriculum for elementary, secondary, and graduate education programs supporting 12 undergraduate degrees and 6 graduate degrees.
The COE purposes to: (1) assume leadership for the selection, guidance and professional preparation of teacher educators and practitioners who will serve in elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools, and other related agencies of Florida and the nation; and (2) provide a substantial foundation for advanced study as students choose to extend their educational preparation and pursuits. These purposes will be met through a foundation of general education, a planned sequence in professional education and rigorous graduate programs providing excellent preparation for professional pursuits, graduate study and post-graduate work.
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