Founded in 1903, Pittsburg State University is a fully-accredited, regional university located in southeast Kansas. Pittsburg State offers more than 100 bachelor's and master's level academic programs in education, technology, business, and arts and sciences. PSU's highly regarded academic programs meet the rigorous accrediting standards of a variety of national and international accrediting bodies and the university is a pioneer in the Higher Learning Commission effort to assess student learning and educational quality. One of six universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents, Pittsburg State University has an enrollment of more than 7,200 students and more than 55,000 proud alumni across the U.S. and around the world.
The College of Education at Pittsburg State University serves over 1500 majors in a variety of programs offered in the four departments that comprise the college. These departments include the following: Curriculum and Instruction; Health, Human Performance and Recreation, Psychology and Counseling, and Special Services and Leadership Studies. The mission of the College of Education is to prepare competent, committed, caring professionals, provide service to the various communities of which we are a part, and expand the body of knowledge through research and dissemination activities. The conceptual framework for the college is implemented through the knowledge base for the initial and advanced programs as illustrated below.