Welcome to the University of Idaho’s College of Education. We consider education of the whole person to be vitally important to our lives and those of future generations. Idaho’s and the nation’s commitments to a high quality education for every child and youth and to continuous lifelong education for each adult are vital to our economic wellbeing, social health, and political stability. University of Idaho’s College of Education proudly offers research-based programs in three general areas. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction
prepares new teachers and provides professional development and advanced degrees for educators. The Department of Leadership and Counseling
prepares principals, superintendents, educational leaders, and rehabilitation/community counselors. Our Department of Movement Science
provides degrees in Athletic Training, Recreation, Dance, Physical Education, and Exercise Science.
I encourage you to explore our undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs – they are staffed by nationally recognized experts who not only contribute to their fields’ knowledge creation but also care deeply about each of their student's educational experiences at the University of Idaho. We are fortunate to be large enough to have the program choices and options to meet students’ needs, yet small enough to be able to know each of our students. We are justifiably proud of our graduates: Highly skilled U-Idaho alumni - teachers, counselors, principals, superintendents, health and exercise professionals, athletic trainers, recreation specialists and dancers—contribute daily to high quality education and healthy living in Idaho and all over the world.
Idaho’s only nationally ranked College of Education, we serve students on the Moscow campus and at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls and Boise centers, as well as extending outreach degree and nondegree programs to all corners of the state. Our faculty members are dedicated to both research and successful experiences for each of their students, a dedication that links innovative thinking with the history and tradition of the oldest educational institution in the state. We are committed to providing value to our students, the University, and the state of Idaho – both now, and in the future.
Please come to visit us on one of our campuses, provide us with feedback on our work, and find out how you can become involved in the essential work of educating future generations. Together, we can make a difference.
Dean and Professor
University of Idaho College of Education