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College of Education

Here at ASU, we have a long tradition of preparing new teachers and other education professionals.

Academic Departments

This college is your gateway to a variety of education careers – from classroom teaching, special education and school counseling to curriculum development, school administration and the non-academic areas of college campuses.

Curriculum and Instruction

Teacher Education

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Educator Preparation Information Center

Our EPI Center provides academic advising services for students in the College of Education, as well as students in teacher certification degree programs across the ASU campus. Our staff works closely with faculty and other support services to also provide career path counseling.

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Educator Perspectives Journal

Published twice a year, our campus journal for professional education focuses on specific themes for each issue. The editors and reviewers are all ASU education faculty members.

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TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,554,2673,3228/43800_COM_6184.rev.1602882967.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,554,2673,3228/43800_COM_6184.rev.1602882967.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,554,2673,3228/43800_COM_6184.rev.1602882967.jpg" alt="Student smiling at another student" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “Manny Campos is such a great professor in every aspect. So positive about everything, especially after his morning coffee!”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Catherine Guerra</strong>, Border and Homeland Security</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,1600/46239_Herman_Howard_Ram_TV_2021.rev.1615826303.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,1600/46239_Herman_Howard_Ram_TV_2021.rev.1615826303.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,1600/46239_Herman_Howard_Ram_TV_2021.rev.1615826303.jpg" alt="Dr. Herman Howard " loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “At ASU, you have a faculty, staff and administration that are here to support you and help you achieve your dreams and goals, regardless of your academic major or career plans. You’ll become a better scholar, and we also want to help you plan beyond graduation when you become an ASU alum.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong><a href="/live/news/18317-master-of-the-mic">Dr. Herman Howard</a></strong>, Department Chair</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,266,2422,2687/45764_Lee.rev.1605130059.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,266,2422,2687/45764_Lee.rev.1605130059.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,266,2422,2687/45764_Lee.rev.1605130059.jpg" alt="Ty Lee, student" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “I got offered a job the week I graduated. The faculty prepare you for what the job looks like. It’s not just getting an education. This is real – what you’re doing in school is how you’d design in the field. I know that mentality got me the job I have today.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Ty Lee</strong>, Class of 2018, Civil Engineering</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,1015,3025,4038/45761_ASU_6.rev.1605029110.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,1015,3025,4038/45761_ASU_6.rev.1605029110.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,1015,3025,4038/45761_ASU_6.rev.1605029110.jpg" alt="student sitting in on sidewalk" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “The professors truly care for the students and want to see them succeed. They are willing to help in any capacity.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Giovanna “Gigi” Scott</strong>, Class of 2021</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,209,3107,3316/45767_Riddle.rev.1605130062.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,209,3107,3316/45767_Riddle.rev.1605130062.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,209,3107,3316/45767_Riddle.rev.1605130062.jpg" alt="Deyton Riddle, student" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “The focus is on you as a student. It’s not going to be, ‘the faculty is worried about their research.’ It’s going to be, ‘how can I prepare this student, not only to become successful, but to ready them for the workplace and work on a team to come up with the best solution possible for whatever project they’re working on?”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Deyton Riddle</strong>, Class of 2018, Civil Engineering</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,79,2708,2787/46512_IMG_0917.rev.1621624262.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,79,2708,2787/46512_IMG_0917.rev.1621624262.JPG 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,79,2708,2787/46512_IMG_0917.rev.1621624262.JPG" alt="Student and professor wearing caps and gowns smiling before graduation ceremony." loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “I’ve been lucky enough to have Chelsea Procter-Willman and Kristi White as my professors over the past four years at ASU! As soon as I was introduced to their classes, I knew I belonged here.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Breyle Sauseda</strong>, Health Science Professions, Class of 2021</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,1024,3025,4046/45761_ASU_6.rev.1605029110.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,1024,3025,4046/45761_ASU_6.rev.1605029110.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,1024,3025,4046/45761_ASU_6.rev.1605029110.jpg" alt="student sitting in on sidewalk" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “Dr. David Faught made 8 a.m., 8-week intensive Spanish classes a blast! I was so nervous to learn Spanish, but Dr. Faught’s classes were, dare I say, fun!”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Giovanna “Gigi” Scott</strong>, Class of 2021</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,188,3277,3465/43054_IMG_8380.rev.1602794760.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,188,3277,3465/43054_IMG_8380.rev.1602794760.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,188,3277,3465/43054_IMG_8380.rev.1602794760.jpg" alt="Student sitting on a bench smiling into the camera" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “Dr. Laurence Musgrove played his ukulele and read poetry, and most of our assignments involved drawing pictures. The crazy thing is, I learned more about English grammar in that class than 12 years of school.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Erica Lopez</strong>, Class of 2013, Educational Diagnostician</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,483,2732,3211/45285_Nadia_portrait.rev.1604085950.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,483,2732,3211/45285_Nadia_portrait.rev.1604085950.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,483,2732,3211/45285_Nadia_portrait.rev.1604085950.jpg" alt="Student smiling at the camera" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “I was in the Honors Program and completed two semesters of faculty-mentored, grant-funded independent research. One of those semesters of research, completed with Dr. Jackson in the English Department, resulted in a paper/project that was accepted to a national conference in Boston.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Jodi Meyer</strong>, Class of 2018, Graduate/Research Assistant</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,360,2731,3088/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,360,2731,3088/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,360,2731,3088/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg" alt="Symbol player performing" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “Dr. Jonathan Alvis is one of the most caring and influential teachers to walk this earth. ASU is so fortunate to have a person like him. Not only does he want to help his students become better musicians and teachers, but better people, as well.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Thalia Hernandez</strong>, Class of 2020, B.A. in Music Education</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/614,0,3350,2734/45751_COM_2344.rev.1604944113.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/614,0,3350,2734/45751_COM_2344.rev.1604944113.JPG 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/614,0,3350,2734/45751_COM_2344.rev.1604944113.JPG" alt="Faculty and Staff member holding up the ram hand" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “Dr. Christine Purkiss gave me a chance to work for this amazing university, which made me realize I wanted to continue my career here. The best moment I’ve ever had was calling a student to tell them they had been admitted, and they were so excited, they cried.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Danielle Plecenik</strong>, Class of 2018, ASU Admissions Counselor</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/614,0,3342,2731/45662_COM_7762.rev.1604604533.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/614,0,3342,2731/45662_COM_7762.rev.1604604533.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/614,0,3342,2731/45662_COM_7762.rev.1604604533.jpg" alt="Student smiling at the camera" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “Dr. Kevin Garrison’s passion for technical writing and usability is infectious! I use the skills that he and my other English instructors taught me on a daily basis, and I’m not sure where I’d be if it weren’t for his guidance, wisdom and excitement for the technical side of writing.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Farrah Lokey</strong>, Class of 2011 & 2015</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,466,2732,3194/45285_Nadia_portrait.rev.1604085950.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,466,2732,3194/45285_Nadia_portrait.rev.1604085950.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,466,2732,3194/45285_Nadia_portrait.rev.1604085950.jpg" alt="Student smiling at the camera" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “Dr. Susana Badiola in the philosophy department, is the reason I pursued a double major. She is an incredibly caring and engaged teacher. Before taking her class, I never would have considered a philosophy degree.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Jodi Meyer</strong>, Class of 2018, B.A. in Philosophy/English</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3277,3276/43062_IMG_8410.rev.1602794771.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3277,3276/43062_IMG_8410.rev.1602794771.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3277,3276/43062_IMG_8410.rev.1602794771.jpg" alt="Student smiling into the camera" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “I enjoy the open lines of communication and the organized manner in which the administration run the business side of ASU. Being employed at a ‘well-oiled machine’ makes everyone’s job more efficient and enables faculty and staff to focus on the duties for which they were hired.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Dr. Kyle Beran</strong>, Class of 1989, Chair, ASU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,663,2731,3391/45206_COM_3665.rev.1604083685.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,663,2731,3391/45206_COM_3665.rev.1604083685.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,663,2731,3391/45206_COM_3665.rev.1604083685.jpg" alt="Student holding up the Ram Hand" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “Professor Tiger opened my eyes as to how many different moving parts there are to running a company. My internship allowed me to gain real experience in the business world before I even graduate.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Ashlyn Lerma</strong>, Class of 2022, Finance</p></div></div></div>