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 COE continues to celebrate superior accomplishments by its students, faculty, staff, and graduates.
The primary mission of the COE is the production of exemplary professionals who will serve in educational institutions and who are informed, proactive, competent, and reflective practitioners. The college administers preservice and inservice professional education and graduate programs encompassed within the following four undergraduate and graduate degree granting departments:
• The Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling;
• The Department of Elementary Education;
• The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; and
• The Department of Secondary Education, Technology Education, and Foundations.
The COE provides the relevant curriculum for elementary, secondary, and graduate education programs.
The COE: (1) assumes leadership for the selection, guidance and professional preparation of teacher educators and practitioners who will serve in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, as well as other related agencies of Florida and the nation; and (2) provides a substantial foundation for advanced study as students choose to extend their educational preparation and pursuits. This is accomplished 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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