School of Education Mission Statement

The mission of the Peru State College School of Education is to develop exemplary professionals dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning in the state of Nebraska and beyond. A strong emphasis is placed on a commitment to a culture of evidence that embeds, creates, and informs relevant coursework in content and pedagogy with diverse field experiences and mutually beneficial P-12 school and community partnerships to support the continual growth of Teacher Candidates. Faculty provide support for Teacher Candidates as they develop and nurture personal teaching identities based on their knowledge, skills, and dispositions, and use these to become reflective practitioners, wise decision- makers, and teacher leaders who promote student achievement.


Peru State College is accredited by the:

Higher Learning Commission

Peru State College is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System, for a period of 7 years, from 2015 – 2022.   Peru State College will seek accreditation under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards in Fall of 2022. Formed in 2013, CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation and administers NCATE accreditation.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education