In support of the mission of Fayetteville State University, the College of Education is committed to educating and preparing individuals at the undergraduate and graduate levels for professions in the fields of education, research, and service. The College of Education meets rigorous professional standards for the preparation of teachers and other school specialists (NCATE) and is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The College of Education seeks to prepare education professionals as facilitators of learning through the development of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning patterns. The College of Education is committed to providing leadership in P-12 and higher education in the region, state, and nation through its degrees. The College of Education offers a Doctor of Education, Master of School Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, and licensure programs in over 20 areas of concentration.
Students who apply for admission to graduate programs in the College of Education must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Applicants should consult the program section in this catalog for the grade point average required for the program offering the degree/license sought.
Admission Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs
Effective July 1, 2017 in response to General Assembly House Bill 97: Mandates for Educator Preparation Programs, a 2.7 (3.0 preferred) overall GPA will be required for admission to all Educator Preparation degree and licensure programs. Effective July 1, 2018, a 2.7 overall GPA will be required for graduating from all Educator Preparation degree and licensure programs. This requirement applies to licensure-only and MAT initial license programs.
Suspension of Programs
At this time, the College of Education is suspending graduate admissions to the M.Ed. in Special Education.