College of Education

Today’s educators wear many hats, serving not only as learning facilitators but also as mentors, counselors, visionaries, role models and more. Though the investment is demanding, we believe there are few higher or more rewarding callings than that of teacher. Our team of seasoned educators equips students to serve in any educational setting while strengthening their faith as the firm foundation for their career.


Success by the Numbers

Percentage of SEU education graduates who are offered teaching positions in central Florida
Number of hours students spend observing, practicing and working with parents and administrators prior to the student teaching experience
4 + 1
Our ESE 4+1 program allows students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years.
Number of years in a row an SEU student has received the FATE award and been recognized as a top student teacher in the state of Florida
“We don’t believe in just teaching courses. We believe in educating the whole student because that’s what we want our students to do in their K–12 classrooms.”
Dr. Amy Bratten, Dean for the College of Education

Katlyn Walden

Exceptional Student Education (ESE 4+1 Program) ’14

Support from dedicated faculty and Katlyn’s passion for educating students are just two of the reasons she was selected for the 2014 Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) award, making this the ninth year in a row an SEU senior was selected for this top scholar-teacher award.

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