The College of Education at FAU is one of the most diverse in Florida’s State University System. The College prepares educators and educational professionals to serve six public school districts, among which are two of the largest and most demographically diverse districts in the nation, Broward and Palm Beach County School Districts. The College comprises seven departments offering 44 undergraduate and graduate degree programs with 344 faculty and adjunct faculty, and over 4,000 students. The College of Education academic departments are Communication Sciences and Disorders; Counselor Education; Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry; Educational Leadership and Research Methodology; Exceptional Student Education; Exercise Science and Health Promotion; and Teaching and Learning.
In addition, the College oversees four University public laboratory schools whose three-fold mission is to be a demonstration site for teacher education; develop curricula; conduct research. These schools cover all levels of P-20 education, from an early childhood education and research center to a dual enrollment high school. The College also includes Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, which provides extension services in environmental education to the Broward and Palm Beach County Schools and the broader community; the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities which provides expert consulting, training and support, at no charge, for people with autism and related disabilities, their families and the professionals serving them; and the Communication Disorders Clinic which offers diagnostic and treatment services for a wide variety of communication disorders.
The College of Education supports a vigorous research program with faculty conducting research in a variety of education related fields. Our faculty have been awarded numerous grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Defense, the Florida Department of Education, and a number of state, local, and private agencies. The College has close ties to the South Florida area school districts including Broward and Palm Beach Counties which are sixth and eleventh largest school districts in the country by enrollment.