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Dean's Welcome

Kenneth M. Coll The College of Education is widely regarded as a top-flight college for potential teachers, human development specialists, leaders, and counselors. The University of Nevada, Reno, offers comprehensive education, human development, and counseling degree offerings, and is the only post-secondary institution in Nevada accredited by both the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP).

The University's College of Education is committed to leading the state and region in contributing to the promotion of post-secondary and career readiness, economic development, and improved quality of life through partnerships with school districts, public and private organizations.

Faculty and units composing the College of Education prepare students for direct entry into the workforce where graduates address critical needs in society from the challenges facing the educational system at all levels through the fostering of human development. Because of the wisdom and student orientation of the faculty, students who earn degrees from the College of Education gain the distinct benefits of tremendous knowledge and remarkable depth of experience-evidenced by high retention and placement rates. College of Education programs focus on the translation of theory into the professional skill sets necessary to excel in the real world of professional practice. Through an innovative curriculum and rich field-based experiences, our graduates develop into high performing, professional teachers, counselors, childcare providers, and leaders.

In addition to traditional majors, the College of Education is committed to community engagement and collaborative research. Direct service centers in the college serve more than 1,000 youth and adults throughout the year. More than 40 grants and contracts help College of Education faculty working in centers to engage in research, new program development and program evaluation, helping solve community, national and international problems through creative collaborations.

Recent U.S. News & World Report rankings indicate that the College of Education is on the move. The school was ranked at No. 135 in 2014 for "best graduate schools," up five points from 2013. In addition to this ranking, the College of Education also saw its online graduate education programs climb from No. 52 in 2013 to No. 36 this year. These rankings recognize the school's deep commitment to educating talented teachers and counselors, delivering innovative direct service, engaging with our communities and developing compelling school leaders. The rankings also capture faculty efforts to provide effective professional development and relevant research to the region and the state.

Careers built upon the College of Education degree offerings have a profound impact on the lives of others and provide meaningful avenues for those who have a heart for teaching, facilitating, and helping others. We welcome you, and invite you to join us in an incredible educational journey.


Kenneth Coll, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education

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