Dean’s Message

Welcome to the University of Phoenix, College of Education. We have been proudly offering programs for educators since 1983. Our mission is to prepare candidates who possess the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and dedication to lifelong learning that will support their practice as educational professionals. We are proud to offer professional development coursework, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in a variety of disciplines to meet the needs of current and future educators. We have state-approved programs in states across the country, which offer candidates the opportunity to attend classes in their local communities. In addition, we offer programs via the online modality.

The Conceptual Framework of the College is centered on the Educational Professional and seven themes that support professional practice. An emphasis on knowledge, skills, dispositions, and lifelong learning as essential elements for professional practice binds these together. Degree programs are aligned with professional, state, and program outcomes and emphasize the following themes for professional practice.  

  • Advocating for Learning
  • Collaborating with Educational Communities
  • Engaging in Reflective Practice
  • Integrating Technology
  • Leading through Innovative Practices
  • Practicing Professional Ethics
  • Valuing Diversity

The College of Education is dedicated to the creation and development of educators who will have a lasting and positive impact on student learning and their communities. Our candidates and alumni are innovative and ethical practitioners, dedicated to learning for all students regardless of their backgrounds, and are prepared to meet the challenges of 21st century schools.  

We are very proud of our thousands of alumni and the difference they make every day in their schools, organizations, and communities. Our success is reflected in their commitment to excellence!

-Andy L. Drotos PHD

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