2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 11, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVE]

College of Education

From the Desk of the Dean…

Picture of Dr. Mitchell

The College of Education (CoE) equips educators to think, teach, and lead biblically in educational settings throughout the world. 

To fulfill the mission of the College of Education, courses are based upon a philosophy of education that approaches both the means and the ends of education by thinking biblically about the nature of students, instructional strategies, and curricular content (knowledge, skills, and dispositions). Preparation includes training that equips students to think in culturally responsive ways within classrooms that are increasingly diverse.

Students study during the fall, spring, and summer semesters to become or to enhance their positions as teachers, school principals and headmasters, instructional supervisors, and administrators in higher education. These students, drawn to Columbia International University through the reputation of faculty and graduates, currently come to study not only from schools across the United States, but also from Australia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Indonesia, Korea, Bolivia, China, Taiwan, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the Philippines. There is no question that the CoE reflects CIU’s middle name – International.

Regardless of where our students are – beginning as college freshmen or completing their doctoral degrees – CoE students believe they can and will impact the world through education. The College of Education strives to equip students to be discerning and wise educators whose lives exemplify the thinking and dispositions of Christian educators as they create effective learning communities.


Connie Mitchell, Ed.D.
Dean of the College of Education



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