College Mission

The mission of the College of Education is to achieve prominence locally, nationally, and internationally as a leading source of significant knowledge and innovative models to inform and affect policy, practice, and research.

Strategic Plan

The College of Education is currently engaged in strategic planning to align its mission with UNLV's Tier 1 status.

A Unique Learning Environment

As part of culturally diverse community and within one of the largest school districts in the United States, the College of Education at UNLV offers its students a unique learning environment with direct preparation in PK-16 and other community settings.

The college is composed of four academic departments that offer undergraduate, master's, doctoral, and certificate programs:

  • Counselor Education, Human Services and School Psychology
  • Early Childhood, Multilingual and Special Education
  • Educational Psychology and Higher Education
  • Teaching and Learning

Collectively, these programs are in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, special education, English language learning, clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, school psychology, educational policy and leadership, higher education, learning and technology, curriculum and instruction, and teacher education.

An Inclusive Learning Environment

The college is committed to creating an inclusive learning environment that values and promotes diversity. Integral to this vision is a dedication to being a premier college of education that serves our dynamic and expanding community, the state, the region, and the nation.


The Ed.S. School Psychology program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Research Center and Clinics

The college boasts seven research centers and clinics dedicated to scholarship and best practices in literacy, autism spectrum disorders, mental health, assessment and evaluation, and multicultural, STEM, and early childhood education. In addition, the college's Education Student Services Center provides advising and career services to ensure retention, progression, and completion of undergraduate students in the college, along with those working towards initial teacher licensure in alternative routes to teacher licensure programs.

Community Engagement

With a close partnership with Clark County School District, the college's faculty and doctoral students engage in over 50 research-to-service initiatives to address goals related to the teacher pipeline, English language learners and literacy, K-12 student services, professional development, and large-scale evaluation of schools and their surrounding communities.

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