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Ganek Scholarship student Rachel Hargreaves presents mural project from DC's Unique Residential Community Center.

Dean's Welcome Message

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

Dear Friends:  

At American University’s School of Education (SOE) we are committed to creating and ensuring excellent learning experiences and schools for every child. SOE is a vibrant community of students, faculty, staff and alumni with the passion for equity and excellence in education. We work every day to achieve our vision through cutting-edge research, innovative district partnerships and outreach, development of relevant and inspiring coursework, and ongoing effective practice in the most challenging education settings. More >>

Students, Faculty & Alums Discuss SOE Programs

AU ITEP alum Daryn Cambridge.

International Training and Education Program Video

Get an inside look into the International Training and Education Master's Program and what sets this program apart from others.

Alida Anderson, AU education professor.

Special Education: Learning Disabilities MA Video

Get an inside look into the American University Special Education: Learning Disabilities MA Program and see what Faculty, program alumni, and current students say about this program.

Vivian Vasquez

Master's in Teaching Program & Video

Get a look inside the MAT Program. See program options and information, plus spotlights and video on faculty, program alumni, and students.

2017 Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Symposium

Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Symposium

Save the Date for the 11th Annual Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Symposium on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. 

2017 Heritage Language Conference

Heritage Language Conference 2015 - School of Education

Registration is open for the 4th annual Community-Based Heritage Language Conference, October 7, 2017. 

Conference and Registration Details


SOE faculty Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy and Laura Owen guest-edited the Journal of College Access special edition on School Counseling and Postsecondary Success.

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State of the Student

Jason Snyder and the Reshaping of AU’s Education Policy and Leadership Program

Study Up!

College of Arts and Sciences Courses with a twist.

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SOE Newsletter

AU International Training and Education program grads 2017.

View the May 2017 issue.

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  1. CLASP Americas Award Teacher Workshop

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