Education is the difference. Learn to make it here.
We believe no one makes a greater difference in human lives than a skillful educator. For more than 50 years, this belief has inspired everything we do at DePaul’s College of Education (COE).
DePaul’s history of educating teachers dates back to 1911, when the university formed a Department of Education within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We founded the College of Education in 1962, reflecting our commitment to this fundamentally important function in society. Through authentic experiences in the classroom and out in the world, we develop difference-making educators—engaged, service-oriented citizens of our local and global communities.
DePaul’s COE offers a full array of undergraduate programs—from early childhood and secondary education to exercise science, music, world language, special education and others—to convert your passion into a rewarding career.
Majors & Minors
Accelerate your impact as an educator through a choice of more than 19 graduate and doctoral degree programs, along with licensures and endorsements, with courses available at night, during the day and online.
College of Education Enrollment
DePaul education graduates are well-connected to an alumni network of more than 16,000—more than 11,300 living in the Chicago area.
Freshman Retention & Graduation Rates
A national reputation for academic excellence
With its distinguished faculty and innovative programs, DePaul is recognized nationally for producing highly effective educators, well-equipped to excel in a variety of environments, particularly urban schools.
Respected and connected
You’ll benefit from COE’s industry leadership, alumni network and active, collaborative relationships with more than 150 public, private and parochial schools, learning labs and counseling centers in the Chicago area.
A higher calling
Reflecting DePaul’s Vincentian values, COE’s mission is to prepare educators, counselors and leaders to create more equitable, compassionate, intellectually vibrant and socially just environments.
Engaged with the community
Our Centers and Initiatives help prepare students to work in schools and in settings which support the work of schools. These extracurricular organizations and activities are especially important for engaging our students with the larger community and vice versa.
College News & Features
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