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Facts about the Penn State College of Education


We Train Corporate Educators

Through the Department of Learning and Performance Systems, students can learn the skills needed to educate trainers in a corporate setting.

Our Research Makes a Difference

The College of Education receives millions of dollars each year to conduct leading-edge, ground-breaking educational research. Learn More

International Students Seek Us Out

Penn State’s College of Education is one of only 17 universities nationwide, and the only one in Pennsylvania, to serve as a host university for The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

An Award-Winning Professional Development School

Our award-winning Professional Development School builds on a strong partnership with the State College Area School District and offers a full-school-year student teaching opportunity to pre-service students.

We Embrace Technology in Education

We recognize that technology can be a powerful educational tool and use it in our teacher preparation program and to conduct online tutoring outreach to urban schools. Our Krause Innovation Studio investigates how educators can incorporate technology to meet educational goals.

We Are on the Leading Edge of Educational Breakthroughs

We're doing work looking at the use of augmented reality in learning environments through Learning, Design, and Technology.

You Can Student Teach in the U.S. and Abroad

With the College of Education’s Short-Term Teaching Abroad Program, students can teach in a domestic school and then travel abroad to one of more than 15 countries to teach abroad for another five weeks.

Our Professors Are Advancing the Field

College of Education professors have editorial responsibilities for more than 30 major journals in education, including the American Journal of Education.

We Have a Wide Variety of Learning Opportunities

The College of Education offers 12 fields of study leading to master’s and doctoral degrees, ranging from early childhood education to higher education. Our programs also include counseling, school psychology, workforce education, and educational leadership.

We are Online

The College of Education offered the first online master’s degree through the Penn State World Campus. We now offer 5 master’s degrees and 9 certificates online, and are continually adding new online programs.

We are Counselors and Psychologists

Our CEDAR clinic offers counseling and school psychology services to the local community while providing important clinical experiences to our advanced counseling and school psychology students.