College of Education

Marlene Zipperlen, Ed.D., Dean


The College of Education promotes quality in teaching and learning within a framework of educational opportunities. The College adheres to high standards of academic excellence in the preparation of caring, moral educators who are well prepared to teach in culturally diverse schools. The Department of Education offers undergraduate and post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs at four levels (all level, elementary, middle, and secondary) with certifications in all-level art, music, physical education, technology applications, and Spanish. Other areas of certification include English Language Arts and Reading, History, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Science, and Speech. The Department of Exercise and Sport Science offers majors in Exercise Physiology, Sport Management, and Pre-Physical Therapy, as well as the All-level Physical Education through selected and varied programs. Programs within the College of Education are endorsed by the State Board for Educator Certification and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Students are encouraged in their professional endeavors by a faculty dedicated to modeling lifelong learning and fostering critical and creative thinking in professional interactions with each other, with the students, and with the educational communities within our sphere of influence.