College of Education

Welcome to the College of Education (COE)

The College of Education at Northeastern State University prepares educators, counselors and fitness/health professionals to serve Oklahoma and the entire nation. Whether your career goals center around teaching in public schools, working with those seeking healthier physical and mental lifestyles, or attending graduate college for advanced preparation, the College of Education wants to help you reach your dreams.

Our outstanding faculty focus on preparing professionals who are teaching scholars, educational leaders, and developers of human potential. Our teacher candidates and other graduates are committed to excellence in their fields and making a difference in their communities. 

We are comprised of five departments:






Bagley Hall
717 N Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464-2300
Phone: 918-444-3700
Fax: 918-458-2351

Education, Building C
3100 E New Orleans St.
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
Phone: 918-449-6129

For inquiries or to provide comments and feedback, please contact us at

Message from the Dean

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the College of Education and to thank you for your interest in joining the Northeastern State University family.

Dr. Vanessa Anton

Dean, College of Education
Bagley Hall 138

Gather Here. Go Far.


Whether you are interested in becoming an educator, a school administrator, a counselor (school, addiction, mental health), or a health/fitness professional, you should know that we are highly committed to continuous improvement by achieving results through rigor, relevance, relationships, and responsibility, thus facilitating highly qualified professionals in a diverse global society. The College of Education shapes the future of the region as the educational partner of choice and we are recognized as a leader among other universities in Oklahoma by effectively preparing individuals to have a positive impact on the lives of students, families, and communities.

Our outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs are provided through various methods of course design convenient to students in their busy lives--including blended-hybrid, online, and traditional face-to-face. Our students have many opportunities to engage in immersive/experiential learning--from local experiences to international experiences. We believe that you learn by doing, and this is reflected throughout our coursework. Our faculty are recognized at the local, state and national level, and you will receive the individualized, quality instruction that you need to succeed.

I appreciate your interest in the programs the College of Education has to offer. Please browse our site to learn more about the College, our faculty, staff and professional preparation programs. We would love to talk to you about your future. If you have questions about any of our programs, please contact one of the following departments.

Thousands of educators and other professionals began their journey in Northeastern State University's College of Education, and we hope you join this distinguished group. The leadership, faculty, staff and alumni from the College of Education are so excited about the opportunity to serve you!


Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan

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Upcoming Events

Lessons I Learned form Adapted Physical Education: Tips for Educators

July 23, 2021

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Past Events

Virtual Recruitment Session (Zoom)

Learn about NSU's College of Education programs. Click here to watch the recorded session.

March 24, 2021


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