Nationally accredited, the College of Education accepts responsibility for the futures of students and educators. Our graduates enter schools ready to embrace a diverse and changing society.


To inspire lifelong learning and professional engagement through racial consciousness, social justice, and inclusion within a global context.

Core Values:

Minnesota State University, Mankato is an innovative, student-centered learning community that values:

  • Integrity and respect in the way we conduct ourselves;
  • Diversity in who we are and what we do;
  • Access to our programs and services that create opportunities for all to pursue their dreams;
  • Responsibility to those we serve by providing an education that inspires solutions to society's challenges and;
  • Excellence in our academic and non-academic pursuits.


To prepare professionals through research and evidence-based practices who demonstrate excellence in their profession.


Browse the College of Education Collections:

Counseling and Student Personnel Department

Educational Leadership Department

Elementary and Literacy Education Department

K-12 and Secondary Programs Department

Special Education Department