College of Education

Welcome to the College of Education at Slippery Rock University!

Whether you are an interested student, current student, or an alumnus, there is a lot our college has to offer you.

We are a college that:

  • Produced the 4th most teachers out of 95 Universities in PA with teacher education in 2017.
  • Landed 62% of our graduates full-time jobs in their field in 2017.
  • Created our first ever doctoral degree in special education (2014).
  • Created a Master's Degree in Technology for Online Instruction (2014).
  • Earned NCATE's maximum seven (7) year re-accreditation award period, and maintained our Counseling Center accreditation in 2015.
  • Secured over $1.8 million in grant funding since 2012 (Most recently the PA Dept. of Ed. Troops-to-Teachers Grant, awarded 2017-2023).
  • Awarded 103 Professor Protégé fellowships which awarded qualified freshman with $800 in stipends and a new iPad.

Garnered the following recognitions:

  • College of Education was ranked 2nd in PA in 2016 by tobecometeacher.org.
  • Special Education program was ranked 10th best in the U.S. out of 425 qualifying colleges in 2016 by http://www.teacher.org.
  • Early Childhood program was ranked 19th best in the U.S. out of 425 qualifying colleges in 2016 by http://www.teacher.org.
  • Counseling program, which merged with the counseling center, was ranked 5th in the state in 2016 by topcounselingschools.org.
  • Physical and Health Education transition programs, including the Rock Life and Transition Achievement Program, which provide college and high school students who have intellectual or development disabilities with life-skills training and prepares them for competitive employment, was selected to receive the 2018 ACHIEVA Awards of Excellence for Professional Service.

I wish you all the best of luck in whatever way you chose to participate in the COE!

Dr. Keith Dils
Dean, College of Education

Dils speaking on podium