About the College of Education

Frostburg State University (FSU) has provided paths to success for students for over 100 years. Founded in 1898 to prepare teachers, the College of Education today offers a distinctive and distinguished baccalaureate education along with a select set of applied master's and doctoral programs.

Initial certification programs include undergraduate programs in Early Childhood/Elementary, Elementary, Elementary/Middle, and Secondary (English, Mathematics, Social Science, and Foreign Languages) and P-12 programs in Music Education and Health/Physical Education. The graduate initial certification programs include a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Elementary and Secondary/P-12 (English, Mathematics, Foreign Languages, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Social Studies and P-12 Art Education).

The Advanced Programs consist of a Master of Education with specializations in Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, Literacy Education, School Counseling, Special Education, and Interdisciplinary and a doctorate in Education Leadership.

Vision Statement

The College of Education is recognized for providing experientially based learning opportunities. Its distinctive and distinguished programs contribute to the reputation of Frostburg State University as the premier educational and cultural center for the region and for serving as a catalyst for economic development.


The mission of the College of Education is to advance the study and best practices in the fields of teaching, kinesiology, and recreation by providing candidates with rigorous experientially based programs.

Core Values

  • Academic Excellence
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Diverse Learning Environments
  • High Standards of Ethics, Integrity, Responsibility, and Accountability
  • Engagement and Collaboration with Community Members and Organizations
  • Reflection and Assessment to Make Informed Decisions

Goals & Strategic Plan

  • COE programs provide candidates with the knowledge and skills and model dispositions that lead to academic excellence, service, research, and other professional activities.
  • COE programs promote the tools needed for candidates to develop the ability to reflect and use data to make informed decisions.
  • COE programs deliver engaging and stimulating experiences to promote professional development and lifelong learning.
  • COE is committed to creating supportive learning environments that promote community outreach and collaboration with community needs and future employers.
  • COE recruits and retains diverse and high quality students, faculty, staff and administrators.
  • COE supports efforts to continually reflect and improve on the operations of the College and departments.