Welcome to Peru State College School of Education, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredited institution. As Dean of the School, I’d like to introduce you to our various programs and engaging experiences.

Currently, the School of Education provides teacher certification programs in early childhood, elementary education, middle grades education, secondary education, and special education. A variety of field, subject, and supplemental endorsements are available for you to consider. In addition to teacher preparation, we offer a Sport and Exercise Science option that will open the door for a career in sport and exercise science.

Our experienced and knowledgeable faculty implement engaging lessons while modeling innovative instructional methods and assessments to facilitate your development of reflective decision-making, effective communication, and technological fluency skills. Students who choose Peru State College for their teacher education preparation will experience opportunities to integrate course-based knowledge and skills with field-based practices in area PK-12 classrooms. To aid you in your program progression, individual attention is given to advising and mentoring teacher candidates.

In addition to undergraduate programs for certification, Peru State College offers a Master of Science in Education degree with a major in Curriculum and Instruction. This advanced program is available entirely online or through an online e-cohort that allows you to complete the program within a community of learners.

There are many exciting aspects of our programs at Peru State College! The faculty and staff are here to assist you in making your educational experience one that is filled with engaging learning opportunities that are both fulfilling and rewarding. On behalf of the School, I invite you to call or stop by our main campus:




Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

1-800-742-4412, extension 2244

T.J. Majors, Room 207- School of Education

If you are considering the teaching profession or a career in sport and exercise science and desire a supportive, enriching learning environment, I am confident the School of Education at Peru State College is the answer. We will assist you as a teacher candidate in your development as a reflective practitioner or, if you are already a teacher, will guide your pursuit of enhanced knowledge and skills as a Teacher Leader.


Dr. Ellie Kunkel, Dean

School of Education