The College of Education, established in 1868, is the oldest teacher preparation program west of the Mississippi River. Today’s graduates of the college are employed in a variety of educational institutions and non-school settings. The college serves the educational community through research-based professional practice and a variety of learning constructs applied to real-world experiences. The college is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and a candidate member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. All programs are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.