The College of Education prepares educators for one of life’s most important and challenging callings. Whether you teach elementary school or adult students, when you graduate from the College of Education, you’ll have the skills you need to make a difference in their lives. With initial certification programs, graduate degree paths and postgraduate endorsements, we have something that’s right for you, no matter where you are on your journey as an educator. Take your enthusiasm for teaching and helping others to the next level with the Ƶ College of Education.

Why the College of Education at Ƶ?

  • All of Ƶ’s full-time education faculty have taught in public or private schools and some have served as administrators, so they’ll give you the first-hand knowledge that you need to succeed in the classroom.
  • Ƶ’s faculty are specialized in their field, providing you with real-life knowledge and authentic learning experiences in K-12 or higher education.
  • All programs, undergraduate, graduate and endorsements are offered online to fit into your busy schedule, and undergraduate programs are also available on-ground on Ƶ’s historic Gainesville campus.
  • Our student focused programs are designed to meet the needs of today’s students. This includes advisors and faculty who guide you through the program requirements, answer your questions and develop your teaching or education practice.
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I am very grateful to my advisors, the faculty and my family for helping me get through this process in two years with a 4.0 GPA. I enjoyed the challenge. I enjoyed learning the research process and being able to engage in my own study that was personal to me and the work that I’m doing in education.
Rynna Kidd
Ƶ allows me to pursue my dream of achieving an Ed.D. while working full time and having a family. I had a serious car accident, and I was told I would never graduate from college, hold down a full-time job or have children. I have been in education for 24 years and worked as an assistant principal, elementary and middle school teacher.
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Amber Simmons
As a teacher, I want to be a role model for my students. I want them to feel like they always have someone in their corner.
Annabeth Vandiver
Children are our future, and I want to help them learn, grow and succeed. Ƶ provides all the classes and resources I need for my degree, as well as helping me make connections and offering advice.

Education programs

The College of Education offers programs from initial certifications through the doctoral level, with additional post graduate endorsements available.

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    Dyslexia Endorsement

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    Associate of Arts in Elementary Education

    Undergraduate / AA
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    Education Endorsements

    Graduate / Endorsement
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    Master of Arts in Teaching

    Graduate / MAT
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    Doctor of Education

    Doctoral / Ed.D.
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    Education Specialist

    Graduate / Ed.S.
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    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

    Undergraduate / BS
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    Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education

    Undergraduate / BS
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    Bachelor of Science in Special Education

    Undergraduate / BS
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    Master of Education

    Graduate / M.Ed.

Our Faculty & Staff

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Kelley Brock-Simmons
Dean, College of Education