About the College of Education

The College of Education believes we must prepare our students for schools and communities as they could be, not simply perpetuating those that currently exist. We must be willing to explore with our students the difficult issues of inequities that exist in society and to help them to become agents of change. This, of course, means that as faculty, we must examine our own beliefs, be willing to keep our hearts and minds open to the ideas of others, live our lives with integrity, and model how great educators take risks, challenge the status quo, and advocate for the rights of all people.

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Dr. Brooke Kandel

Meet the Dean

Dr. Brooke Kandel started at Butler in 2009 as a faculty member and has previously served as Director of the Master of Science in Effective Teaching and Learning Program, Chair of COE Graduate Programs, and Interim Dean for the College of Education.

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Accreditation and Awards

The Butler University College of Education is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from April 27, 2020 to June 30, 2027.

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Vision, Mission, and Shared Commitments

The College of Education envisions a world where educators serve as inclusive collaborators and agents of change toward a just society.

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South Campus Facilities

Butler’s South Campus has been home to the College of Education since 2018. This innovative space features renovated classrooms, a cafe, a learning resource library specifically designed for education students, and a lab for science and integrated arts education classes.

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Information for Alumni

Looking for ways to get involved in the College of Education? There are lots of opportunities to give back to the COE.

Digital Downloads

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