School of Education

A Welcome from the Dean of Education

Mojdeh Bayat, Dean of Education in room with toys

It is my utmost honor and privilege to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to each and every one of you as the newly appointed Dean of Education at our esteemed institution. The School of Education stands as a beacon of excellence, dedicated to nurturing the next generation of educators and leaders in the field of academia.

As we embark on this new chapter together, I am filled with tremendous pride and excitement to work alongside our exceptional faculty and staff who embody the highest standards of teaching, research, and mentorship. Their unwavering dedication to fostering a dynamic learning environment and empowering our students is truly commendable.

At Fitchburg State University, the history of teacher education is rich with successes and milestones that have shaped our legacy of academic excellence. Our commitment to innovation, diversity, and inclusivity has set us apart as a leading institution in preparing aspiring educators for the challenges of tomorrow.

To our prospective students and visitors, I invite you to experience firsthand the passion and professionalism that define the School of Education at Fitchburg State University. Here, you will find a supportive community that values individual growth, collective achievement, and lifelong learning.

As we embrace the opportunities and possibilities that lie ahead, I am confident that together, we will continue to elevate the standards of education and make a lasting impact on the lives of children and adults for generations to come. Join us in our quest for knowledge, discovery, and transformation.

I extend my warmest wishes for a successful and fulfilling academic journey with us at Fitchburg State University School of Education.

With sincerest regards,
Mojdeh Bayat, PhD
Dean of Education

Academic Departments

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Education Department

We offer a variety of specialized teacher education area programs including Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education, Special Education and Educational Studies.
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Additional Information

The Education Unit at Fitchburg State University is committed to preparing knowledgeable, skillful, and culturally responsive educators that have a focus on inclusivity. We strive to prepare compassionate candidates that become reflective, ethical, professional, and socially responsible teachers, administrators, and counselors. Our programs focus on anti-racist pedagogy, and employ innovative technology to cultivate higher-level thinking and metacognitive skills, while acknowledging the value and benefit of divergent thinking.  We support the community by offering both licensure and non-licensure programming that is inclusive of all students, including those with varying abilities and cultural backgrounds.

Fitchburg State University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Our licensure programs have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through December 31, 2030. Accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.