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About the College

274 Chambers Building
University Park, PA 16802

Penn State's College of Education is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the country - a College that has committed itself to maintaining national and international distinction through the preparation of leaders for education and related fields, the faculty's cutting edge research, and outreach activities. (View a Fact Sheet about the College)

David H. Monk

Academic programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and accredited nationally by organizations such as The American Psychological Association (APA), the Council for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE), and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Curricula also reflect the preparation guidelines of national learned societies and groups such as the: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), Association for Education Communications and Technology (AECT), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Holmes Partnership, International Reading Association (IRA), Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Intentional Technology Education Association/Council on Technology Teacher Education (ITEA/CTTE), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), National Council of Teachers of Social Studies (NCSS), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

Academic Departments and Programs

The college consists of four academic departments:


Vision, Mission, Goals

The College of Education conducts its programs and activities guided by overarching Vision, Mission, Goals, Values, Beliefs statements. All are revisited periodically and revised, if appropriate.



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