The College of Education at Central State University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on January 27-29, 2019. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:
1140 19th Street NW., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
or by email at:



Preparing educators who are effective facilitators of learning

The preparation of educators has a distinguished history at Central State University.  Thus, over the years, graduates of the College of Education have made significant contributions to the profession as teachers and administrators.  The College remains committed to maintaining that rich history of service by preparing educators who understand the dynamics of educating students in a complex and diverse society.

Programs in the College of Education have clinical experiences as a central core of educator preparation. Through the cooperation of area schools, College of Education candidates spend a significant portion of their preparation in actual classrooms studying the role of teaching in the educational growth of students. The integration of theory to practice applies to all the educator preparation programs offered by the College that range from preparing teachers for the kindergarten and primary to the high school levels. The College also offers the post-baccalaureate program for those who seek an initial teaching license and who have completed at least the undergraduate degree.

For those interested in pursuing a rewarding career in teaching, the College of Education offers a comprehensive array of professional options, including degree programs leading to licensure in early childhood, mild and moderate intervention specialist, physical education, music education, and physical science, to name some of the programs offered.

The College faculty and professional staff welcome opportunities to discuss career options with prospective students. Visits to the College, located in the Joshua I. Smith Center for Education & Natural Sciences, are welcomed and encouraged.

Dr. Zaki Sharif
Interim Dean

The Mission of the College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare educators who are effective in serving as active facilitators of learning for the diverse student population.  The College is actively committed to the preparation of educators who vicariously experience students in various learning situations and, as a result, are prepared to take appropriate action to enhance the teaching-learning environment.