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Pamela Kramer Ertel is Dean for the College of EducationWelcome to ESU's College of Education website.

The College of Education represents faculty, students, and staff deeply committed to using their expertise to make significant contributions to the world.

Our faculty members are passionate, expert teachers who strive to provide personalized learning opportunities for our students, challenging them to build on a firm base of general education courses while solving real problems of practice in settings related to their field of study.

Our faculty brings a wealth of expertise from their experiences as outstanding leaders and practitioners in their field of study.

Each of the programs in the College of Education emphasize a field–based approach, focused on learning theory and the application of those theories through rich experiences in the field.

We also have a wealth of extracurricular activities designed to enhance students' learning outside the classroom and move them along the path of becoming lifelong learners.

Teacher education programs at ESU are experiencing an exciting time of growth and change along with a clear commitment to performance assessment and national accreditation.

We are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the leading teacher accreditation organization in the nation.

New initiatives include the incorporation of Professional Development Schools into all programs, opportunities to work in urban and rural school settings, as well as the effusion of diversity and technology into our curriculum.

All teacher education programs are currently under revision to meet Pennsylvania's new Chapter 49-2 certification regulations.

We are currently upgrading our masters programs around National Board standards, and have developed collaborative programs for educational technology, leadership, as well as a doctoral program with Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

We believe you will find ESU to be an invigorating environment for learning. Please explore our web pages and view our Stories from the Field publication to learn more the excellent educational opportunities available at ESU!

I am happy to be of service to you in any way. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about the programs in the College of Education.

Pamela Kramer Ertel, Ed.D.
Dean – College of Education