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COE Dean's Welcome

A Message From The Dean:

Dr. Courtney Bentley, Dean

On behalf of our dedicated faculty and staff, I welcome you to explore all the College of Education (COE) has to offer. The COE has a distinguished and long-standing reputation for producing many of Alabama’s top educators and other professionals. The College is accredited through the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Specialty accreditations and recognition respectively include the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), National Council for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Program choices are varied and innovative. Our graduates are prepared to meet the dynamic needs of educational institutions, as well as corporate and human service organizations. The mission of the COE is to prepare highly skilled, knowledgeable, and continually developing undergraduate and graduate candidates who make informed decisions, use current evidence and research based practices, and promote healthy and equitable communities through careers in counseling, exercise and nutrition science, family and consumer sciences, leadership, teaching, and technology.
Our accomplished and knowledgeable faculty, supported by staff and administrators, provide high-quality programs, curricula, and coursework at the bachelor’s, master’s, and educational specialist levels. 100% of fulltime faculty hold a terminal degree. In addition to providing premier educational programming for our students, COE faculty actively engage in their fields of study at the local, regional, and national levels. Many of our faculty serve in leadership roles within the State of Alabama and also professional organizations.
We invite you to explore the “big opportunities” found within the COE. If you would like to learn more, please contact us so that we can personally tell you about our programs, and why we believe a degree from the University of Montevallo is unique and highly regarded.