A letter from the Dean, College of Education

Welcome to the University of Phoenix, College of Education. Our mission is to help prepare dedicated students with the skills and knowledge it takes to be an education professional today. We pride ourselves on being pioneers and have offered a range of quality programs designed for educators since 1983.

Our offerings include professional development coursework, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs designed to meet the needs of current and future educators. We have state-approved programs available in states across the country. This allows students to attend classes in their local communities. Additionally, we offer many programs online to make continuing education more convenient.

The Conceptual Framework of the College is centered on the educational professional and seven themes that support their practice. These themes are bound together with an emphasis on knowledge, skills, disposition and lifelong learning as essential elements for professional practice. Our degree programs are aligned with professional, state and program outcomes and emphasize the following themes: 

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

We focus on creating and developing professionals who are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of students and their communities. Our students and alumni are innovative and ethical practitioners that are prepared to meet the challenges of 21st century schools.

We are very proud of our 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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