About the School of Education

In July 2012, Arcadia’s Department of Education transitioned into the University’s School of Education. This new status is reflective of the University’s deep and sustained commitment to educating teachers and educational leaders through rigorous and personally meaningful experiences that cultivate creative and critical understandings of teaching and learning.

As a result of becoming a School of Education, we have reorganized into three departments—the Department of Teaching and Learning; the Department of Curriculum, Cultures and Child/Youth Studies; and the Department of Leadership for Educational Equity and Excellence. This new structure enables our faculty, many of whom are in new leadership roles, to better advise students, oversee courses, and develop innovative programs on the undergraduate and graduate level.

While this period of change heralds a new era in the way Arcadia educates those who teach and lead, we have retained our trademarks: Individualized instruction, personal attention from faculty, and meaningful, mentored fieldwork. These hallmarks inform our approach, through which we aim to make Arcadia’s education students the great teachers and educational leaders the world needs.